Sure to be an instant classic, this lollipop style course that involves ~4500 ft of elevation gain has amazing views of the Cascade mountains, the sheer rock faces at Smith Rock State Park and the unique beauty of the grasslands. 75% of the course is on sweet single-track trails. There will be 5 fully stocked aid stations. This race is part of the Northwest Mountain Trail Series.
The 15-mile race quickly rises above the dramatic cliffs in one of Oregon’s most scenic state parks. With over 3,000 vertical gain, the route ascends to the top of Gray Butte with panoramic views of central Oregon and the Three Sisters. Then your reward, an almost uninterrupted descent with spectacular views of the sheer rock faces that make Smith Rock State Park a mecca for climbers. This race is part of the Northwest Mountain Trail Series.
Sunday Road Race
There is also a Road Race on Sunday. Registration for that event can be found here here
Local time: 6:38 PM