From Beals Point State Park all runners head north on trails toward Granite Bay. Short Course (3 mi) runners will run out and back on the same course. Intermediate Course (7.5mi) runners will continue running toward Granite Bay along lakefront trails, ascend up the water tank hill where they will descend to the first aid station, turning right and will head East on scenic lakefront trails back toward Beals Point. Long Course (11.5mi) runners will continue heading north, past the first aid station, through the Granite Bay Horse Assembly area to the turnaround at Twin Rocks (2nd aid station). Long Course runners will take the same route back to the 1st aid station and take the same route back as the Intermediate Course runners.
Beals Point State Park
Entrance to Beals Point State Park is located on Auburn-Folsom Road, about 1 mile North of Folsom Lake Crossing.
If you park in the Beals Point State Park, there is a $10 park entrance fee per vehicle charge or you may purchase an annual California State Parks Poppy Pass park for $90 (a real bargain).
* See information about an annual Poppy Pass below. Remember that this fee is your donation to improving our state parks, including the trails we run on.
* Annual Poppy Pass information
Many trails are located within the California State Parks. If you do not have one, I highly recommend purchasing a Poppy Pass for $90/year (from date of purchase). California State Parks Pass info This pass is valid at 97 parks in the State of California where an entry fee is collected. You can usually purchase your park pass at most park pay stations, most any state park office, including the Gold Fields District Office, 7806 Folsom-Auburn Rd, Folsom and the Auburn Recreation Area office on Hwy 49 about 1/2 mile into the canyon from Auburn.
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