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Moonbow 10K

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 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A beautiful looped course taking runners through the Cumberland River canyon with a start/finish at the iconic Falls.


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6.7

Miles

10.7

KM

92%

Runnable

1,251' 381 m

High

802' 244 m

Low

825' 251 m

Up

823' 251 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This is a beautiful, singletrack course that follows the Cumberland River and some of it's class III&IV white water rapids.

Description

The Moonbow 10K is a looped trail race that begins at the Moonbow trailhead near the Visitors Center in Cumberland Falls State Park. The people of this area were hearty folk and this course will show you how they got that way.  With roughly 95% of the course off-road (including a segment of the Sheltowee Trace Trail - Kentucky's long-trail), runners will traverse miles of rugged, winding, and at times grueling singletrack trail.

Natural landmarks you'll encounter include stunning rock houses and overhangs, creek crossings and magnificent waterfalls.  Most striking is the iconic finish just a short walk from the 68-foot high, 125-foot wide Cumberland Falls - home of the moonbow -- often referred to as 'The Niagara of the South'.Natural beauty doesn't come to you - you go to it.  Come on out, retrace the steps of the hearty folk that once called this place home and redefine what you call flat terrain. The Moonbow 10K is a very technical and challenging course and is highly recommended to have some experience before entering.

There is a 5 hour cutoff time for the Moonbow 10K
*Portions of the proceeds benefit the Kentucky State Parks and improving the Cumberland Falls trail system.

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Dan Durick

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Cumberland Falls
Dec 12, 2018 near Whitley…, KY
Visitors Center Aid Station
Feb 26, 2019 near Whitley…, KY
Ridge Top Aid Station
Feb 26, 2019 near William…, KY
Pinnacle Lookout Tower
Feb 26, 2019 near William…, KY
Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky
Dec 1, 2017 near Whitley…, KY
Icy stairs at Cumberland Falls
Dec 12, 2018 near Whitley…, KY

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Sep 30, 2017
Bridget Pitcock
Gorgeous trail. First couple of miles are rocky and rooty and several stair sections 6.9mi — 2h 03m