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blue Cactus Run Loop

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4.3 mile 6.9 kilometer loop
92% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 503' 153 m
Descent: -501' -153 m
High: 2,375' 724 m
Low: 1,992' 607 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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A short loop with great views.

Jonathan Salibra

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Overview

This run has great views of Pancahrevo Reservoir and Vitosha Mountain. In the summer, this is the perfect place to escape the city heat.

Runner Notes

The downhill section of this run, especially the Direct German - Lozan Ridge section has many tree roots so beware not to trip.

Description

Starting from the parking lot, follow the paved trail along the lake. There will be a series of rolling hills and a steep climb at around 2km as you pass by the seemingly abandoned rowing complex.

Continue on for another kilometer, until you come to a junction with the Cactus Run Trail (singletrack) to the left. Turn onto the Cactus Run Trail, and immediately you'll begin climb. Follow this winding and sometimes exposed trail for 2 kilometers until you reach a chalet building; there follow the trail downhill to the left.

In about 100 meters, there is a sharp turn to the right. Enjoy the views to the left as your skirt the cliff edge. You'll soon arrive at an exposed viewpoint. Continue down the relatively smooth and even terrain.

Shortly before you reach the Direct German - Lozan Ridge trail, there is slight hiccup in the trail. After this, continue left on to the Direct German - Lozan Ridge trail and down the last few hundred meters to return to the parking lot.

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Local Club: Begach Running Club

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