Mulberry Gap Trail Running Takeover Spring 2019 - Short Course
ElevationAscent: 2,438' 743 m
Descent: -3,669' -1,118 m
High: 2,814' 858 m
Low: 1,562' 476 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)
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“A running tour of the lower Cohuttas featuring the Bear Creek system and Pinhoti Trail”— Susan Brock
Featured Race - Apr 26, 2019
On Saturday, you’ll have 11 hours to complete the 30 mile Big Bear course. The “cut-off” of 8 p.m. (sunset) for both distances is in place for safety reasons, as I’ve assured the USFS we won’t be running big distances after dark. If you’re uncertain about the longer Big Bear distance, stick with the Little Bear. You’ll still see all the pretty things!
This 3-day event is meant to challenge and reward you. The Cohuttas offer some of the most beautifully rugged terrain in the Lower Appalachians, and Mulberry Gap MTB Get-A-Way is the perfect spot to launch an adventure in the mountains! Don’t let the name fool you—you don’t have to have a bike to hang out in one of the coolest hostels in the southeast!
Friday evening - Pinhoti 3 (singletrack)
8 miles total. This is a mostly uphill 4 miles out to watch the sunset from Cohutta Overlook. Yes, you could drive to this, but it’s way more fun to hike up with good company! Plus the return is mostly downhill, which is fun as can be, especially as daylight fades away! Yep, you’ll want to bring a headlamp.
Saturday - Big Bear
Total distance 30 miles - 3800 ft of climbing - about 7 miles of gravel, the rest singletrack with some doubletrack
From Mulberry Gap, you’ll head down the road to the singletrack heaven of Pinhoti 2. You’ll steadily climb Double Top then drop down to the forest road. Then back to climbing on Pinhoti 1! This takes you to the Bear Creek Trail (and water) system. The climbing continues until you get just past Potatopatch Overlook. Then the downhill fun begins! You WILL get your feet wet along the way! You’ll then return to Mulberry Gap on the Pinhoti. Then time for food and fun!
Saturday - Little Bear
Total distance 15 miles (mostly singletrack/doubletrack - about 3.5 of gravel road)
This is perfect for folks who don’t feel like doing all that climbing on foot! Let Mulberry Gap haul you to the top instead! This shuttle is included in your registration, so why not? Follow the Bear Creek Trail down to the Pinhoti and then return to Mulberry Gap for eats, treats and social shenanigans!
Sunday - Emery Creek
6.2 miles of singletrack bliss
We start this one later in the day for a reason…..those creek crossings! You’ll go out and back on the Emery Creek Trail and see the spectacular Emery Creek Falls!
Land Manager: USFS - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest