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Eastern States 100 Ultramarathon

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104.7 mile 168.5 kilometer loop
86% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 18,708' 5,702 m
Descent: -18,712' -5,703 m
High: 2,130' 649 m
Low: 593' 181 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)

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Trail shared by Jeff Calvert

One of the crown jewels of PA ultra-running, a circumnavigation of Pine Creek, sampling some of our best trails.

Jeff Calvert

Features Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

An ultimate test for the strongest and toughest: the longest climbs, the remotest trails, the most technical terrain, and all in the glorious heat and humidity of August.

This circumnavigation of Pine Creek visits some of our most storied trails (like the Mid State Trail and the Black Forest Trail) and accumulates well over 20,000 feet of climbing in the process. You'll pay a high price for these miles, but you'll reap a reward beyond measure.

Description

Running clockwise from Little Pine State Park through the wilds of north-central Pennsylvania, using a collection of prominent trails (like the Mid State Trail, Tiadaghton Trail, Black Forest Trail, West Rim Trail, Donut Hole Trail, and T-Squared Trail) along with many lesser-known but equally breathtaking connecting trails.

History & Background

Founded in 2014.

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Inaugural running of Eastern States 100 in 2014 (mile 22, Ott's Fork)
Aug 4, 2019 near Dunnstown, PA

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