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Devil's Racetrack Trail Half Marathon

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This is a tough point-to-point race run on the Eagle Bluff section of the Cumberland Trail.


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12.8

Miles

20.6

KM

85%

Runnable

2,137' 651 m

High

1,023' 312 m

Low

2,487' 758 m

Up

2,524' 769 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

37%

Max Grade (21°)

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Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The race begins at the Tank Springs Trailhead, quickly climbing 1000' feet to the ridgetop and follows the rocky spine of Cumberland Mountain until eventually dropping back down into the valley at Cove Lake State Park.

Description

The race begins at the Tank Springs Trailhead, quickly climbing 1000' feet to the ridgetop and follows the rocky spine of Cumberland Mountain until eventually dropping back down into the valley at Cove Lake State Park.

Along the way there is a wonderland of rock formations, massive sandstone cliffs, a stone arch, a series of cascading waterfalls, and numerous rocky lookouts with stunning views of the Powell River Valley and the Cumberland Mountain range.

The course is mostly singletrack wooded trails, boasting wildflowers, mountain laurel, rhododendron and blueberry bushes. For all it's stunning beauty though it packs a punch. The challenging course offers a multitude of challenging climbs, steep descents and technical rocky footing. Total elevation gain for the course is roughly 3500 feet.

For a detailed description of this entire section visit https://www.cumberlandtrail.org/maps-and-guides/trail-segments/cumberland-mountain/eagle-bluff-section/.

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Brian Gajus

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Devil's Racetrack
May 13, 2019 near Jacksboro, TN
Follow the trail on the ridgeline through the rocks.
Feb 17, 2021 near Jacksboro, TN

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Apr 10, 2021
Jeff Engel
Super technical but the views at the top are worth the effort. 9.2mi — 2h 26m
Dec 28, 2019
Spencer Wells
Great views and nice cool weather. Trail was a little difficult to follow in some spots because of leaves and a couple of downed trees. 13mi — 3h 24m
May 18, 2019
Joseph Anderson
12.6mi — 2h 52m
May 18, 2019
Nisha West