Welcome to the Coyote Wall 55K & 25K Trail Races in the in the Columbia River Gorge!
Wonderland Running is very excited to announce the fourth running of the Coyote Wall 55K and 25K Trail Races! These stunningly beautiful and challenging trail races traverse what might well be the most beautiful, sweeping, and soul-stirring area of the iconic Columbia River Gorge.
Event's current local time: 6:14 AM PT
The 55K will take place Saturday, October 28, 2023 and the 25K will take place on Sunday, October 29, 2023. The 55K has 8,200’ feet of climb, while the 25K features 3,900’ of climb, all on breathtaking trails with sweeping vistas. The races are grand and thoughtfully crafted tours of this unique Cascade rainshadow ecosystem, with minimal amounts of repeated trails. Mount Hood’s imposing volcanic pyramid looms large over much of the course, while other parts of the course flow between Douglas fir forest, oak savanna, and grasslands with seemingly endless viewscapes of the Columbia River Gorge.
This is a rugged, sometimes technical, and fairly steep course that will challenge even the most seasoned trail runners. Due to steep climbs and technical terrain, these are not considered beginner’s courses, and runners are therefore strongly encouraged to have prior trail running experience. However, with a 9½ hour cutoff for the 55K and a 5½ hours for the 25K, adequately prepared trail runners of all speeds will be able to finish.
The 2023 races have the some of the most dedicated, fun, and supportive volunteers anywhere, and our well-stocked aid stations proudly feature Spring Energy. The finish will feature an epically delicious assortment of pizzas from Solstice Pizza in Hood River (including gluten-free & vegan options), Reed's ginger ale and custom-made finisher's awards crafted by a local artist! This, like all Wonderland Running events, will still be rich with plenty of old-school, fat-ass style vibes and a strong sense of community. We very much look forward to having you out here!
Mark your calendars for what promises to be a magical and memorable trail running weekend in our beloved Columbia River Gorge. I hope to see you out there for these Autumnal adventures!
These races take place upon the ancestral lands of the Klickitat and Yakama peoples, who have lived here for over 10,000 years. They spoke Sahaptin (Ichishkiin Sɨ́nwit). In Sahaptin, the Columbia River is known as Nch'i-Wana which means "Great River.”