The Canyons 50K trail run, with over 9000 feet of climbing, is run mostly on single-track, from Foresthill to Swinging Bridge and back, along the historic Western States Trail. The start/finish is at Foresthill Elem School.
Local time: 2:05 AM
On race day you will head east on Foresthill road, turn right on Bath road until you reach the trailhead at about 2 miles from the start. Follow the trail down to Volcano Creek and then climb up to Michigan Bluff at mile 6.5 and Aid Station 1.
The trail then descends moderately fast to El Dorado Creek at mile 9.5 to Aid Station 2.
Cross the bridge over El Dorado Creek and climb the steep long grade past Deadwood Cemetery and the Pump at mile 13.5 to Aid Station 3.
Follow the trail East, past Devil's Thumb and plunge down 37 switchbacks to Swinging Bridge at mile 16 and the turn-around. * We have approval from USFS to go down to Swinging Bridge!!