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Chattanooga 100 Mile Trail Race

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


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101.6

Miles

163.5

KM

97%

Runnable

1,971' 601 m

High

653' 199 m

Low

7,990' 2,435 m

Up

7,998' 2,438 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Overview

The Chattanooga 100 Mile is an out-and-back course. It starts and finishes in Chattanooga, Tennessee with a loop at the mid-point in Cloudland Canyon State Park. Runners will have some amazing views in the in the Canyon and explore some of the best singletrack tails in North Georgia. The total elevation gain for this course is 8,400 feet.

Need to Know

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

Runner Notes

The race will have fully stocked aid stations with ample opportunities for food and fluids. Be sure to check the race website for specific information regarding aid station and cut off times.

Description

This race begins and ends in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The course also includes a half marathon loop on some of the most scenic trails in Cloudland Canyon State Park. Cloudland Canyon is one of the largest parks in Georgia. With its thousand-foot deep canyons, sandstone cliffs, mesmerizing water falls, and abundant woodlands, runners will have amazing views and beautiful singletrack trails.
Runners will begin at Coolidge Park in downtown Chattanooga and proceed along the Tennessee River walk before making their way to the trails. The course includes two beautiful trails in the Lookout Mountain National Battlefield a Civil War stage steeped in history. From the Battlefield the course heads south on a series of trails that cover the gamut of conditions. Runners will traverse several trails in the Lula Lake Land Trust and then continue south to Cloudland Canyon in Georgia. Once in Cloudland Canyon SP runners will complete the canyon loop and return back to the finish in Chattanooga.

Flora & Fauna

Hardwood trees abound at Cloudland Canyon; hemlock groves, maple trees, oaks, hickories, and sassafras can all be 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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Victor Mariano

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Photos

The remarkable Cloudland Canyon in Winter from one of the numerous overlooks on the West Rim Trail.
Jul 19, 2016 near Trenton, GA
The second of three waterfalls that can be seen just off the trailhead for the West Rim Loop trail. This one can be seen when hiking down into the gorge trail.
Mar 28, 2018 near Trenton, GA
Cherokee Falls
May 29, 2018 near Trenton, GA
Walkway, Cloudland Canyon
Mar 11, 2020 near Trenton, GA
A small bridge that can be seen from the trail.
Mar 28, 2018 near Trenton, GA
Rim of the canyon
Sep 24, 2018 near Trenton, GA

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