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Chattanooga 50 Mile Trail Race



42.8 mile 68.9 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable


Ascent: 2,683' 818 m
Descent: -3,888' -1,185 m
High: 1,971' 601 m
Low: 659' 201 m


Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)


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Trail shared by Victor Mariano

An early March trail race in the beautiful Cloudland Canyon State Park in North Georgia.

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Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall


The Chattanooga 50 Mile Trail Race is a point to point event, starting a Covenant College and ending at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Georgia.

Need to Know

Runners will have several fully stocked aid stations along the course.
The elevation gain is just over 3,600 feet. For specific information on aid stations and cut off times check the race website.

Runner Notes

With the race being held in December, runners should be prepared for cold weather. Review all information on the race website concerning course conditions and requirements.


Runners will begin at Covenant College in North Georgia. There will be a small amount of road running from the start to help separate the runners. From there, runners will be heading out on a series of great singletrack trails for most of the race and then a few miles of road running to the finish. Runners will view Lula Lake Falls within the first 10 miles. At the south end of the course, participants will be treated to beautiful long range views of Cloudland Canyon.

Flora & Fauna

Hardwood trees abound along the route. As this race is in December most of the trees will be void of leaves. Also common to the area are black bear, red-tailed hawks, screech owls, chipmunks, and flying squirrels.

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Dec 1, 2018
Bryan Bost
Rain much of the event so course was wet and scenery limited. Still rate 5 stars as this was a great course/race. Would run again. 47mi — 11h 39m
Dec 1, 2018
Taylor Rousey
Nov 30, 2018
Taylor Rousey
Sep 7, 2018
Kimberly Toche
Dec 1, 2017
JoAnn Zeise

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Beautiful bridge crossing Long Branch Creek (the second time).
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The power line crossing. The top of the hill in the distance is Highway 157.
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Travel companion drinking some late night tea next to a fire, in one of the backcountry camping sites at Cloudland State Park.
Mar 28, 2018 near Trenton, GA
Steep drop-offs along the trail
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