The Baker Lake Trail Run occurs in a beautiful serene, fall setting. The 50K out and back course offers unique features, beautiful forested trail, and awesome scenery. The run starts in the Kulshan Campground, where campers can enjoy a free campsite the night before the run. Runners leave the campground on a paved road the first quarter mile, which crosses the scenic Upper Baker Dam. Once across, the road turns to gravel for just over a mile, until runners come to the trailhead of the Baker Lake Trail.
The 14 mile long, single track trail meanders along the lake with short trips into deep, old growth forest. The trail is rolling, with countless rises and descents, and turns along the hillside. Mossy, slippery footbridges are strategically placed to wake the runner from any lapse in concentration. Fresh, fallen, multicolored maple leaves cover the landscape. Tricky steps across log bridges, and views from bridges over cascading streams, can invite pictures and side trips along the lake.
Local time: 4:59 AM