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Shawnee Hills 50K

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 5.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A figure eight loop on mostly singletrack.


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Map Key

32.8

Miles

52.7

KM

94%

Runnable

735' 224 m

High

408' 124 m

Low

3,566' 1,087 m

Up

3,550' 1,082 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs No Dogs

Overview

The course is an all dirt, figure eight loop with a combination of 80% singletrack trail with some fire roads.

Need to Know

Runners will be exposed to heat and humidity along with possible encounter with snakes, ground hornets, and bees that are native to the area.

Description

The trail is very technical—there is one section where bouldering/climbing is required (Helispot). There are very beautiful, and dramatic rock formations around 10 or so miles in, so take your time through this section to enjoy the scenery. It is the prettiest, but the most technical section. Overall, the course is hilly and climbs between 50 feet - 150 feet (2,500 feet - 7,500 feet in 50 miles). The terrain is technical with lots of rocks, roots/ruts and creek crossings to keep you present.

Contacts

Local Club: Terrain Trail Runners

Shared By:

Kelli Stewart

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  5.0 from 2 votes

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#9

in Illinois

#1,451

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Millstone Lake-R2R junction trail sign.
Dec 22, 2021 near Carrier…, IL
It's good to see things like this when you make friends with copperheads.
Mar 12, 2020 near Carrier…, IL
Here's the falls!
Mar 12, 2020 near Carrier…, IL
NE view of Splooge Lake from SW shoreline
May 27, 2018 near Vienna, IL
Rock Shelter
Feb 16, 2018 near Carrier…, IL
Just Wow!
Feb 19, 2018 near Carrier…, IL

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