Sat, Sep 30|
Hale Ridge Road and Bartram Trail
Sky to Summit Training Run
Trail Shoe demo by LaSportiva
Time & Location
Sep 30, 2023, 7:10 AM – 9:30 AM
Hale Ridge Road and Bartram Trail, Sky Valley, GA 30537, USA
About the event
Sky to Summit group training run and Trail Shoe Demo by La Sportiva in Sky Valley, Georgia
When: Saturday September 30th, 2023 Meet 7:15 am EST start 7:30 am
Where: 34.99571, -83.28190 We will park on Hale Ridge Road and the Bartram Trail Crossing. Hale Ridge is a gravel forest service road. Coming down the road from Sky Valley or the highlands the trailhead is on your RIGHT. Please do not block the road.
What: 8.5 miles to 15 plus. Our route will be the 12 mile rabun half marathon loop. It has approximately 2700 ft gain and same loss. All on the race course for 25k/50k. We will have a mid pack paced group but all paces welcome. 8.5 mile option is run to Rabun Bald and back on the Bartram Trail. It’s 4.2 miles one way with 1300 ft gain or so. If you want more than 12 mile loop then at Rabun Bald keep going out the yellow blazed Bartram Trail until you have mileages you want and turn around. The loop and the loop plus extra miles people will go behind Rabun Bald tower and drop straight down the Three Forks / Rabun Bald Trail. It’s 3.8 miles down to the gravel Usfs Hale Ridge road. Go .7 miles and hit a T intersection in the road. Go straight across onto the single track Holcomb Creek Trail. Soon you will pass a waterfall on your left. As you climb up the other side be looking for a HARD left turn to stay on the trail. If not you dead end into a waterfall. If you took the proper left then it will take you back to the gravel road (Hale Ridge rd) turn right and it’s exactly 2 miles almost all uphill with a nice climb back to your car.
12 mile Loop takes approximately 2.5 hours- 3.5 hours.
Sky to Summit trail workday in Sky Valley, Georgia