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50 Mile= 6 Loops                 50K= 4 Loops               25K= 2 Loops
50 Mile Map & Course Directions



50s 2014 Course Directions- 50 Miler

* NOTE*- I have assigned names to the various trails on our map. This is for ease of understanding when navigating the map and course directions. The only trail that is physically labeled at A.W. Marion State Park is the Hargus Lake Perimeter Trail.

START at the day-use shelter

Cross the dam

Stay straight at the end of the dam and then turn RIGHT onto That Dam Loop (#1) .32 mile

When you come to a “Y” in the trail, turn LEFT .14 mile

Follow the trail a short distance and turn LEFT onto the Scenic Dam Trail (#2)

Follow the orange blazes. The trail loops through the woods and brings you back out on That Dam Loop trail (#3) .56 mile

Turn LEFT and follow the trail back towards the dam

When you exit That Dam Loop trail, stay straight, heading across the field toward the large rock. Go down the short hill and turn RIGHT towards the woods. (Lake should be on your LEFT)

Run across our new decking! (#4) .16 mile

Enter the woods and follow the blue blazes

At the Bouncy Bridge turn LEFT on the New To You Trail and follow the blue blazes. This is where the 50 Milers briefly split from the 25k& 50k’ers .25 mile

Turn RIGHT on the New To Me Trail and follow the orange blazes .25 mile

You will come to a “T” intersection. Turn LEFT onto the BOUNCY BRIDGE TRAIL (#5) and follow the orange blazes. You have now re-joined the 25k & 50k runners J .60 mile

When the trail rejoins the blue blazed trail (#6), turn RIGHT and go up the steps. .32 mile

Turn RIGHT at the top and follow the orange blazes onto the Spooky Forest Trail (#7) 193 ft.

Follow Spooky Forest for 1 mile

When the trail rejoins the blue blazes again (#8), turn RIGHT and go up the steps .19 mile

At the top of the steps turn LEFT onto Lakeview (#9) and follow the orange blazed trail. It takes you back along the top of the ridge and then down along the lake

When you re-enter the blue blazed trail (#10) you will see a short bridge on your left…DO NOT CROSS THE BRIDGE….turn RIGHT and follow the blue blazes up the hill. Just before you come back to the steps, you will see the orange blazed trail off to your left .49 mile

Turn LEFT onto Coyote Holler (#11) and follow the orange blazes 1 mile

When you re-enter the blue blazed trail you will be at a “T”, near the campgrounds (#12). This is the location of the un-manned water stop (approx. 5.3 miles). Turn LEFT and follow the blue blazes. Go down a hill and you will come to a really rooty area where you can turn left or right. Follow the RIGHT turn onto Boat Ramp Express (#13), and go up a large steep hill. The lake should be close on your left .13 mile

You will see yellow blazes here and there. Follow them until you come near the campgrounds again. When you can see the campgrounds start looking for a left turn with orange blazes. Turn LEFT and follow the orange blazes. You will exit onto a paved road by the lake (#14) .58 mile

Turn RIGHT and follow the road to the top of the hill (#15). You are in the campgrounds. This is the spot where the 2nd aid station will be (approx. 6.2 miles) .11 mile

At the top, turn LEFT and follow the blue blazes. Go down the hill, veer right and start back up a hill. Near the top, there is another orange blazed trail which is very hard to see J. Enter Scary Hill (#16) on your RIGHT .25 mile

Follow the orange blazes. You will cross the big creek.  Just after you cross the creek, you will climb a big hill and you are back on the blue blazes. (#17) .55 mile

Turn RIGHT and follow the blue blazes .13 mile until you come to an orange blazed trail on your RIGHT. Turn RIGHT onto Mountain Bike (#18) and follow the orange blazes 1 mile

You are now back to a “T” in the blue blazed trail (#19)

Turn RIGHT and follow the blue blazes to the Marina (#20) .15 mile

Continue to follow the blue blazes and signs .44 mile back to the FINISH!



25K & 50K Map & Course Directions



50s 2014 Course Directions- 25k & 50k

* NOTE*- I have assigned names to the various trails on our map. This is for ease of understanding when navigating the map and course directions. The only trail that is physically labeled at A.W. Marion State Park is the Hargus Lake Perimeter Trail.

START at the day-use shelter

Cross the dam

Stay straight at the end of the dam and then turn RIGHT onto That Dam Loop (#1) .32 mile

When you come to a “Y” in the trail, turn LEFT .14 mile

Follow the trail a short distance and turn LEFT onto the Scenic Dam Trail (#2)

Follow the orange blazes. The trail loops through the woods and brings you back out on That Dam Loop trail (#3) .56 mile

Turn LEFT and follow the trail back towards the dam

When you exit That Dam Loop trail, stay straight, heading across the field toward the large rock. Go down the short hill and turn RIGHT towards the woods. (Lake should be on your LEFT)

Run across our new decking! (#4) .16 mile

Enter the woods and follow the blue blazes

At the Bouncy Bridge (#5) turn RIGHT and follow the orange blazes. This is where the 50 Milers split briefly from the 25k & 50k’ers .64 mile The courses rejoin each other in approx. .10 mile.

When the trail rejoins the blue blazed trail (#6), turn RIGHT and go up the steps .32 mile

Turn RIGHT at the top and follow the orange blazes onto the Spooky Forest Trail (#7) 193 ft.

Follow Spooky Forest for 1 mile

When the trail rejoins the blue blazes again (#8), turn RIGHT and go up the steps .19 mile

At the top of the steps turn LEFT onto Lakeview (#9) and follow the orange blazed trail. It takes you back along the top of the ridge and then down along the lake

When you re-enter the blue blazed trail (#10) you will see a short bridge on your left…DO NOT CROSS THE BRIDGE….turn RIGHT and follow the blue blazes up the hill. Just before you come back to the steps, you will see the orange blazed trail off to your left .49 mile

Turn LEFT onto Coyote Holler (#11) and follow the orange blazes 1 mile

When you re-enter the blue blazed trail you will be at a “T”, near the campgrounds (#12). This is the location of the un-manned water stop (approx. 5 miles). Turn LEFT and follow the blue blazes. Go down a hill and you will come to a really rooty area where you can turn left or right. Follow the RIGHT turn onto Boat Ramp Express (#13), and go up a large steep hill. The lake should be close on your left .13 mile

You will see yellow blazes here and there. Follow them until you come near the campgrounds again. When you can see the campgrounds start looking for a left turn with orange blazes. Turn LEFT and follow the orange blazes. You will exit onto a paved road by the lake (#14) .58 mile

Turn RIGHT and follow the road to the top of the hill (#15). You are in the campgrounds. This is the spot where the 2nd aid station will be This is the spot where the 2nd aid station will be (approx. 5.8 miles) .11 mile

At the top, turn LEFT and follow the blue blazes. Go down the hill, veer right and start back up a hill. Near the top, there is another orange blazed trail which is very hard to see J. Enter Scary Hill (#16) on your RIGHT .25 mile

Follow the orange blazes. You will cross the big creek.  Just after you cross the creek, you will climb a big hill and you are back on the blue blazes. (#17) .55 mile

Turn RIGHT and follow the blue blazes .13 mile until you come to an orange blazed trail on your RIGHT. Turn RIGHT onto Mountain Bike (#18) and follow the orange blazes 1 mile

You are now back to a “T” in the blue blazed trail (#19)

Turn RIGHT and follow the blue blazes to the Marina (#20) .15 mile

Continue to follow the blue blazes and signs .44 mile back to the FINISH!



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Rob Ang Carroll,
Apr 29, 2014, 7:22 AM
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Rob Ang Carroll,
Apr 29, 2014, 7:22 AM
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