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Georgia Sky to Summit 25K Trail Race

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Trail

15.2 mile 24.5 kilometer loop
84% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,224' 983 m
Descent: -3,224' -983 m
High: 4,616' 1,407 m
Low: 2,301' 701 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 56% (29°)

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Trail shared by Victor Mariano

A nice loop course that includes the second highest point in Georgia.

Victor Mariano

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views

Overview

In the words of race director Sean "Run Bum" Blanton, the Sky to Summit races are a transition.
  • A transition from fall to winter.
  • A transition from the North Georgia to the rugged mountains of North Carolina.
  • A transition from city life to country mountain life.
  • From self-doubt to absolute certainty.
  • From everyday, to the epic of the mountains!

Need to Know

Start time for the 25K is scheduled for 9:00 A.M. Always check latest email notifications for any changes.

Runner Notes

There will be two fully stocked aid stations and one fluid only aid station to ensure a supported race experience.

Description

The course contains miles of beautiful singletrack trails, beautiful waterfalls, and several small bridge and water crossings. Runners will climb to the summit of Rabun Bald, the second highest point in GA at over 4,700 feet in elevation. A short climb to the top of Rabun Bald fire tower will provide a gorgeous 360-degree view of mountains in three different states.

Flora & Fauna

This is a late fall season race. Some remaining fall leaf color will be seen in the crisp fall air.

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#58

in Georgia

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View from just below the summit of Rabun Bald on the Three Forks Trail.
Jul 25, 2017 near Mountai…, GA
Summit of Rabun Bald - Three Fork Trails
Jul 25, 2017 near Mountai…, GA
Climb the switchbacks on the way up!
Feb 12, 2017 near Mountai…, GA
Larger of the falls on the hike. View is from the bridge at the base.
May 28, 2019 near Mountai…, GA
The view.
Nov 9, 2016 near Mountai…, GA
This is the only green blaze I saw -  the rest were yellow. And the 2.3 miles noted is if you take the trail to the right at the very beginning (they merge halfway). The left fork at the trailhead is 1.6 miles from the top.
Feb 12, 2017 near Mountai…, GA

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