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Run the Rock 20 Mile

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24.1 mile 38.7 kilometer loop
89% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 3,627' 1,105 m
Descent: -3,625' -1,105 m
High: 5,076' 1,547 m
Low: 2,625' 800 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 61% (31°)

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Trail shared by Janessa Taylor

20 Miler starting and finishing at Skull Hollow taking you to the top of Gray Butte.

Janessa Taylor

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

Overview

The 20-mile course starts/finishes at Skull Hollow Campground and is the only race at Run The Rock that takes you to the top of Gray Butte. You'll have fantastic views from Mount Adams in Washington State to Mount Bachelor. The course is on 80% singletrack and 20% doubletrack and dirt roads. Total elevation gain is 4,400 feet and 4,400 feet of loss with 4 aid stations.

Description

Starting at Skull Hollow, runners will take Cole Loop Trail # 854, to Gray Butte Trail #852, follow the ridge to Burma Road, Wolf Tree, Rim Rock Trail Rope-de Canyon Trail, cross bridge, left on River Trail, Summit Trail, Gray Butte Trail #852, to the top of Gray Butte. Descend all the way to the 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
Smith Rock State Park
May 27, 2015 near Terrebonne, OR
Looking north on the back side of the Smith Rock.
May 21, 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
Crooked River Valley and Smith Rock
Jun 28, 2015 near Terrebonne, OR

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