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Trail of Four Winds 25K

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16.5 mile 26.5 kilometer loop
95% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,703' 519 m
Descent: -1,691' -516 m
High: 928' 283 m
Low: 671' 204 m

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Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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From the beach to the bluff, this course provides runners with several nice views of Lake of the Ozarks.

John Shelby

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

There's a fast, straight section along the water's edge where the trail is not much higher than water level. Runners experience Lake of the Ozarks to their right and towering bluffs to their left.

Need to Know

Sleep under the stars near the start/finish line! Lake of the Ozarks State Park has campsites, camper store, showers, cabins, yurts, public beach, marina store, and many nice trails. Make your reservation today at mostateparks.com/park/lake-….

Runner Notes

Sections of this course resemble a creek bottom. Aggressive trail shoes are appropriate. Also, some of the park's trails are used for horseback riding. Although Trail Run Project maps out the course at 16.5 miles, it's important to note that Garmin and Strava map out the course at 15.9 miles. Runners won't be shortchanged on this 25K course! Register for Trail of Four Winds 25K on UltraSignup, ultrasignup.com/register.as….

Description

Trail of Four Winds 25K travels through Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Runners experience several views of Lake of the Ozarks, rock outcrops, overlooks, seasonal streams, ponds, and woodlands. This will be a fun and fast track for many, but with all the obstacles one expects while running in the Ozarks–roots, loose rocks, slick surfaces, creek crossings, and steep grades of 10 percent or more. The trail fluctuates between singletrack, doubletrack and wider–with 1600 plus feet of elevation gain spread throughout. The race starts/finishes at public beach #1 at Lake of the Ozarks State Park–a great location for our post-race party. We hope you can be a part of our debut year! Enjoy the amenities of Lake of the Ozarks State Park, and the excitement of Lake of the Ozarks! 
John Shelby, race director​

History & Background

Lake of the Ozarks State Park and the main road Highway 134 are on the National Register of Historic Places because of all the structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

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Trail of Four Winds 25K, May 4, 2019
May 11, 2019 near Osage B…, MO
The group appears to be interested in something as we regroup while previewing the Trail of Four Winds 25K course.
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Runners from around the state of Missouri previewing the Trail of Four Winds 25K course.
Feb 15, 2019 near Osage B…, MO
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Feb 15, 2019 near Osage B…, MO
Runners stopping to regroup during the Trail of Four Winds course preview.
Feb 15, 2019 near Osage B…, MO
Trail of Four Winds 25K, May 4, 2019, Start/Finish Line
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