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Gauntlet

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Gauntlet Trail at Carvins Cove.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.3

KM

79%

Runnable

2,239' 682 m

High

1,236' 377 m

Low

1,003' 306 m

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0' 0 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildlife

Trail can be accessed from other trails within the park: either Horsepen or Hi-Dee-Ho. Horsepen has parking at Timberview lot and Hi-Dee-Ho has parking at Bennet Springs lot.

Need to Know

No restrooms.

Runner Notes

Lots of roots and rocks. Bikers come downhill at fast rates; don't run with headphones/earbuds. If you run this super early, be prepared for plenty of spider webs. This trail is awesome to run up to train your legs for elevation.

Description

This trail is a super long and steep climb in sections and very fast coming down. Be cautious of bikers coming down -- I would recommend to not run with headphones to make sure you hear them coming.

The trail is mostly singletrack with a few technical sections towards the top for half of the trail. The trail is very fast running down from the fire road and may have a few roots here and there to avoid from tripping.

Flora & Fauna

There have been reports of bear sightings, deer, snakes, and plenty of early morning spiderwebs to wipe off your face.

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Shared By:

Matt Warner

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