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South Mountains 50k

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 4.8 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A grand and grueling tour of beautiful South Mountains State Park.


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31.3

Miles

50.4

KM

85%

Runnable

2,623' 800 m

High

1,233' 376 m

Low

5,978' 1,822 m

Up

5,958' 1,816 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

52%

Max Grade (28°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Overview

If you like a good mix of terrain and multiple views and waterfalls, this race is for you.

Description

This course has it all, from wide and smooth doubletrack trails, to tight and technical singletrack trails and grades from easy and gentle to holy crap this is steep! Views abound along the route and High Shoals Falls is one the most picturesque waterfalls in NC! This course is tough but rewarding, and the tight cutoff of 9 hours makes it even more of a challenge. Please be prepared! Due to length, and the climb of the course, experience on long mountain runs with elevation gain is suggested before signing up.

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Brandon Thrower

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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  4.8 from 4 votes
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Looking towards the top of High Shoals Falls
Jul 30, 2018 near Salem, NC
Well maintained trails with beautiful fall colors.
Nov 22, 2020 near Drexel, NC
Fox trail south mountains state park.
Oct 29, 2019 near Salem, NC
Panoramic View on the Upper Falls Trail.
Apr 30, 2019 near Salem, NC
Bridge Jacob branch trail
Oct 29, 2019 near Salem, NC
Overlook!!l
Oct 29, 2019 near Salem, NC

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Jan 31, 2021
Carlita Farmer
Jan 11, 2020
Lexi Gross
Jan 12, 2019
Alex Gold
Incredibly beautiful course. Lots of climbing, and lots of good views 32.7mi