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17.3 mile 27.8 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,497' 1,066 m
Descent: -3,758' -1,145 m
High: 3,011' 918 m
Low: 1,045' 318 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 48% (26°)

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The Cumberland Trail 27K is a point-to-point trail race from the Norma Road Trailhead to Cove Lake State Park.

Brian Gajus

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Overview

This race will challenge even the most experienced trail runners as it traverses more than 3,800 ft of elevation gain over what is some of the wildest and most remote terrain in Tennessee.

Need to Know

Start – 0.0: Norma Road Aid Station (Cut-Off Time: 11:35 AM / 4 hrs 35 min.)
Aid #1 – 2.4: Lower Elk Meadow Aid Station (Cut-Off Time: 1:20 PM / 6 hrs. 20 min.)
Aid #2 – 7.3: Carroll Road Aid Station (Cut-Off Time: 2:11 PM / 7 hrs. 11 min.)
Aid #3 – 13.1: Tower Road Aid Station (Cut-Off Time: 4:15 PM / 9 hrs 15 min.)
Finish – 17: Cove Lake State Park (Cut-Off Time: 5:30 PM/10 hrs 30 min.)

Description

Runners will be treated to miles of technical singletrack with unique rock formations, scenic vistas, seasonal mountain streams, and the chance of elk sightings.

The course offers a multitude of challenging climbs, including Anderson Mountain which features a climb of more than 1,250 ft and Cross Mountain with a slow and steep 1,560 ft climb up to the highest point on the Cumberland Trail.

The race concludes with an overall descent into a mountain valley with a relatively flat and runnable finish at picturesque Cove Lake State Park.

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Oct 21, 2018
Timothy Bird
Ran from Norma Rd. TH to Bruce Gap TH. Awesome run. Big climbs. Saw an elk. 16.2mi

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