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Run the Rock 50K

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31.9 mile 51.4 kilometer point to point
92% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,851' 1,174 m
Descent: -3,857' -1,176 m
High: 4,265' 1,300 m
Low: 2,625' 800 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 56% (29°)

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Trail shared by Janessa Taylor

Beautiful 50K covering the trails in Smith Rock State Park and the Crooked River National Grasslands.

Janessa Taylor

Features Fall Colors · Geological Significance · River/Creek · Views

Overview

The 50K consists of a short loop up Misery Ridge initially and passing the flanks of Monkey Face before taking a trip out to the Grassland. Total elevation gain is 4,500 feet and loss is 4,500 feet. 85% of the course is on singletrack trails and 15% on doubletrack and dirt roads. There are 4 fully stocked aid stations.

Description

Here is the list of trails/roads used in the following order: Rim Rock Trail, Rope-De-Dope Trail, Canyon Trail, cross bridge, Misery Ridge Trail, right on Mesa Verde Trail, left on River Trail, cross bridge, access road, Rim Rock Trail, Rope-De-Dope Trail, Canyon Trail, road to river, cross bridge, left on River Trail, Summit Trail, Gray Butte Trail, Forest Service Road 1395, Forest Service Road 57, Cole Loop Trail, Gray Butte Trail, Burma Road, Wolf Tree Trail, cross bridge, access road to Rim Rock Trail to FINISH!!

There are 4 aid stations along the 50K course. Each will have the usual ultra food selection: chips, PBJ, bananas, oranges, Skout bars, Muir Energy gels, Tailwind electrolyte drink, water, soda and other items. All Alpine Running races are cupless, so be sure to bring a cup with you.

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Photos

Looking at the back side of Monkey Face pinnacle and Smith Rock Group just before a thunderstorm.
May 21, 2015 near Terrebonne, OR
No misery! Pure bliss!
Mar 25, 2016 near Terrebonne, OR
Smith Rock State Park
May 27, 2015 near Terrebonne, OR
Bet you didn't know that Smith Rock State Park has Hoodoo's
May 21, 2015 near Terrebonne, OR
Looking South at Smith Rock Group from River Trail
May 21, 2015 near Terrebonne, OR
Looking north on the back side of the Smith Rock.
May 21, 2015 near Terrebonne, OR

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