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Grayson Highlands 50K Trail Race

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Length

28.8 Miles 46.4 Kilometers

91%

Runnable

Elevation

4,320' 1,317 m

Ascent

-4,243' -1,293 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

5,429' 1,655 m

High

3,701' 1,128 m

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The course for the Grayson Highlands 50K Trail Race in Grayson Highlands State Park.

Victor Mariano

Overview [Suggest Changes]

Grayson Highlands is Virginia's third largest state park and the highest state park in Virginia. The park is best known for beautiful views and wild ponies that live in the highlands. It is also one of the few remaining places in the south where Fraser Fir trees still grow.
Features: River/Creek — Spring — Waterfall — Wildlife [Add/Remove]

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

For more information, visit the park's website.

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

Bring a camera and take some pictures of the amazing views in the Grayson Highlands.

Description [Suggest Changes]

The course runs over Little Pinnacle or Haw Orchard Mountain, elevation 5,089 feet, making it the highest race in Virginia! The trails are beautiful. But don't be fooled, as they are anything but smooth and easy, with some very technical sections. Runners will have a view of Mt. Rogers, the highest point in Virginia.

Other course highlights include:

  • Cabin Creek Falls - an amazing waterfall.
  • Wilson Creek Trail - several small falls along BEAUTIFUL Wilson Creek
  • Wilburn Ridge - an epic scramble through giant boulders with amazing views.

Additional trail information here.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Amazing rhododendron tree tunnels and wild ponies.

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May 6, 2018
Jennifer Hawkins
28.8mi
May 4, 2018
Julie U
May 6, 2017
Adam A
Grayson Highlands 50k. Weather was intense and the race was incredible! 29.5mi
May 6, 2017
Jenna Orick
Amazing race! Second year doing it and loved it even more! 29.5mi — 8h 01m
May 5, 2017
Kopper Duckw
May 5, 2017
Ben Goff
28.5mi

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