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blueBlack Rabun Georgia Trail Half Marathon

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Trail

10.8 mile 17.5 kilometer loop
78% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,695' 821 m
Descent: -2,695' -821 m
High: 4,627' 1,410 m
Low: 2,282' 696 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Victor Mariano

An early summer trail half marathon cresting the second highest point in Georgia.

Victor Mariano

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Need to Know

There is limited parking at the start area, be sure not to block the forest service access roads.

Description

Most of this course follows beautiful, flowing singletrack trails. There are 14 footbridges with small waterfalls and creeks all along the route. The high point is the summit of Rabun Bald. With an elevation of 4,696 feet, it is the second highest point in Georgia. Climb the fire tower for a stunning 360° view of the North Georgia mountains and beyond.

From the starting point on the Bartram Trail, you'll enjoy a climb to Rabun Bald. At the top of the Rabun Bald summit, get ready for some fast downhill on the Rabun Bald Trail that descends 2,200 ft in 2.8 miles. Then travel through rhododendron tunnels on one of the gems of this course, the Holcomb Creek Trail. On this trail of just under a mile, runners will see a 120-foot waterfall and two, 80-foot waterfalls.

There is one aid station located at Three Forks about midway through the race.

Flora & Fauna

Rhododendrons and mountain laurel abound on this course.

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Jun 9, 2019
MARK THOMAS
I love this race 11.6mi — 3h 08m
Jun 10, 2018
Michele Bledsoe
Woo! This was a tough climb, let alone trying to trail run it... I would compare it to the intensity of my climbing Mt. Washington in 2017 10.8mi
Jul 2, 2017
Rüdiger Lueg
Crazy 5.5mi

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