Great Trail Epic Course 2017
ElevationAscent: 2,981' 909 m
Descent: -2,262' -689 m
High: 7,515' 2,290 m
Low: 5,862' 1,787 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
Current trail conditions
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“The Epic course from Truckee to Tahoe City.”— Will Sullivan
Both the Elite and Classic Courses start at the Truckee Regional Park in Truckee and finish at the Highlands Community Center (also known as Tahoe Cross Country) 925 Country Club Dr, Tahoe City, CA 96145.
The Classic Course features a route through the Tahoe National Forest on fire roads, and trails. There is a paved section while on the 73 or (Fiberboard Freeway). The distance is approximately 18.9 miles or 30.5 kilometers.
The Elite Course features technical segments on the Tahoe Rim Trail, Tevis Trail and Sawtooth Trail. The distance is approximately 22.25 miles or 36 kilometers and has approximately 3,000′ of ascent.
There are six aid stations along the course. Each station has water and Gatorade. Aid Stations further in, closer to the finish, will also have food items.
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Land Manager: USFS - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Office