TRINITY ALPS   55K

55K

The 55K is an out-n-back course. The race starts on the banks of Lake Siskiyou, traveling along relatively flat trails for 2.5 miles. After veering off the lake trail, you will run on a dirt road for another 2.5 miles - crossing the headwaters of the Sacramento River - and then immediately gaining the Sisson-Callahan Trail.  Here the course steadily climbs for the next 9 miles to the top of Mt Eddy at an elevation of 9025ft. The views just get better as you climb. After summiting Mt Eddy you will retrace your steps to the Sisson-Callahan Trail and turn, dropping into the Deadfall Lakes area.....a breathtaking area, running along small, alpine lakes. After running amongst Ponderosa Pines and meadows, you will gain the trailhead -and the turnaround- before heading back the same way you arrived (excluding the turnoff to climb up Mt Eddy).  

 

Total elevation gain is 8000ft and 8000ft of loss. 85% of the course is run on single track trails and 15% on dirt roads. There are 5 fully stocked aid stations. 

COURSE

ELEVATION PROFILE

AID STATIONS

There are 5 aid stations along the 55K course. Each will have the typical aid station food: chips, PBJ, bananas, oranges, Skout bars and gels, CarboRocket, water, soda and other items. All Alpine Running races are cupless, so be sure to bring a cup with you.

MISC

  • CUT-OFF TIME

    • 1PM at AS3 (turnaround)​

  • DROP BAGS

    • There will be drop bags at AS3

  • CREW/PACERS

    • No pacers are allowed on the course - due to conditions of the permit

    • No crew accessible aid stations

  • 4-LEGGED FRIENDS

    • No pets are allowed on the course - due to conditions of the permit - no exceptions