These point-to-point courses run almost entirely along the beautiful North Umpqua River in the Umpqua National Forest. The 100K begins at Swiftwater Park and finishes at Lemolo Lake. The 50K starts near the Marsters Bridge and also finishes at Lemolo Lake.
The trail winds through old-growth forest Douglas Fir, Hemlock and Sugar Pine, with trees more than 800 hundred years old. You’ll pass moss-covered rock bluffs, fern-covered hillside and run through lush forest past several waterfalls. Both are challenging courses, described as “brutiful”.
You are in for a real treat if you like single-track trail, crossing bridges, running through old-growth forests, ascending and descending mostly short, moderate climbs – all along an emerald green river. Ninety percent is single-track trails. You will run less than a mile of pavement.
The course has 5,700 feet of gain. The start is near the Masters Bridge and the finish is at Lemolo Lake.