DuPont State Forest is one of the best places for trail running in Western North Carolina and I’m delighted to see this race there. This race starts at 9:00 AM. Here are notes from the race organizers …
Starting and finishing at Guion Farm in beautiful DuPont State Forest, the Hickory Mountain Trail race will use single track trails, double track, and forest service roads. You will start on Buck Forest, turn right on Jim Branch, ease on down this beautiful trail and take a right on Lake Imaging, take a right on Ridgeline. This is where it gets interesting! You will climb up Ridgeline and take a left onto Hickory Mountain Loop (clockwise), follow the loop around to Hickory Mountain Road, take HM Rd, go left on Boundary and then right on Guion. Go left on HM Rd, and then finish left on Buck Forest. Start and Finish will be the same area! STAY TUNED for the course map once the start and finish is determined.
As of July 12…we are at 40% full.
$25 postmarked prior to June 15, 2010
$30 postmarked June 16 – August 31, 2010
$40 after August 31, 2010 (if there are spots left!)
Register early! Field limit is 250!
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!
Directions to Guion Farm
From Asheville, NC
Take I 26 east to Exit 40 (Asheville Airport exit). Turn right off Exit 40 onto NC 280 (also known as Airport Road). Take NC 280 south 16 miles to US 64. Turn left onto US 64 and go 3.7 miles to the stop light at the Texaco station in Penrose.
Turn right onto Crab Creek Rd and go 4.3 miles to DuPont Road. Turn right onto DuPont Rd and go 0.7 miles to a left on Sky Valley Road. Follow Sky Valley Road past the junction of Old CCC Road to the Guion Farm Access Area 1.6 miles on the right.
Map Illustrating How to Get to DuPont State Forest
DuPont Forest Trail map
Here is a fairly high resolution trail map of DuPont State Forest. Click on the image to access a much larger version for download and/or printing.