Birkie Trail Run Festival - Half Marathon Course
ElevationAscent: 1,481' 451 m
Descent: -1,481' -451 m
High: 1,791' 546 m
Low: 1,290' 393 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“The race course for the Birkie Trail Half Marathon.”— Allan Serrano
Race - Sep 27, 2019
Turn right onto Birkie Skate and follow the red signs. This section has some of the biggest, steepest terrain on the course with many pitches over 15%. Follow the wide, grass-covered Birkie Skate Trail to the cabin at the Boedecker Trailhead. Here, you'll cross the gravel Boedecker Road and continue south for 0.6 miles where you make a left on a short cut-over to the Birkie Classic Trail. Follow the blue signs north for 1.5 miles back to Boedecker.
Continue north on the Birkie Classic Trail for 0.5 miles to the intersection with the Seeley Pass singletrack. Turn right onto Seeley Pass. After a quarter mile, the trail intersects the gravel Seeley Fire Tower Road. The trail make a short job to the right on the road and then back left into the forest. In a short while, the trail reaches a clearing that was once a CCC camp ball field. At this point, the trail name change to Flow Mama. Continue on Flow Mama as the major ascent to the high point begins.
Flow Mama crosses an ATV road and shortly after crosses Birkie Classic Trail. Continue to climb after the Birkie Classic intersection until the trail meet the the Birkie Skate Trail at the high point. Take a left onto Birkie Skate and a sharp descent to the cabin at the Fire Tower Trailhead. Continue the descent on Birkie Skate with a few sharp, steep climbs back to the Birkie Ridge intersection. Go right on to Birkie Ridge Trail back to the start.
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