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blue Blowing Springs Loop

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4.0 mile 6.5 kilometer loop
95% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 374' 114 m
Descent: -380' -116 m
High: 1,205' 367 m
Low: 1,016' 310 m

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Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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A nice loop for a family friendly run.

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Blowing Springs Loop is not very technical and offers a nice loop through the park and offers some nice overlooks.

Start at the front lot on the right before you reach the RV Park gatehouse. Near the kiosk, between the large rocks, run up the hill. Follow the signs that say Blowing Springs Loop. The run begins with a gradual climb then the first two miles roll through the trees. When there’s a choice for left or right, stay right.

The trail rolls up and down a few hills, and as the trail heads back up the hill, it runs next to large, moss-covered boulders near the top. Continue along the singletrack and end up at a kiosk, beyond which the trail leads into the woods again. This starts the longest climb in the Blowing Springs system, but it never gets very steep. The runner is rewarded with a long descent back down to flat rocks that stay wet and slippery longer than the rest of the trail.

A shorter climb and a descent ends with a curve to the right that offers some exposure, and views to the left when the leaves are off. A rocky trail with roots leads to the highest point on the trail, lined with old cedar trees.

From that highest point, the trail goes downhill and sharp switchbacks finish the loop back at the parking lot.

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Mar 17, 2019
Stuart Jeck

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