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Armstrong Redwoods Austin Creek Trail Run
May 7, 2016$70
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and Austin Creek State Recreation Area
Our event begins and ends in Armstrong Redwoods State Park among ancient 1,200+ year old redwoods, more than 300 feet high! These trails are the most beautiful coastal redwood trails found in California. The 5 km will be a loop that passes the Redwoods Forest Theater through the redwoods and cutting across to the magnificent East Ridge Trail ending at the Visitor Center. The 9 km distance will run almost entirely through the redwood trails.
The 17 km distance will continue to Austin Creek SRA. The trail runs through old growth trees along Gilliam Creek. It is magical. It returns to Armstrong Redwoods on a fire trail.
The 30 km and 50 km continue along Gilliam Creek and will enjoy some technical challenges, including 10 creek crossings. Yes, you might get wet feet. You might also see and abundance of wildlife on one of the most pristine trails you may ever experience. Fire trails bring you back to Armstrong Redwoods. The 50 km distance will enjoy another loop through the redwoods.
Bib Number Pick-Up:
7:30 to 8:15. Park entrance is $8.
There is a 9 hour time limit for all distances.
Event benefits Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, the nonprofit organization that supports education and stewardship volunteer programs at Armstrong Redwoods SNR and Austin Creek SRA. In 2012, Stewards took over operations of Austin Creek SRA, including the 24 site campgrounds and 3 backcountry sites in order to keep this park open to the public. Become a donor/member of Stewards and receive a 20% discount in the Visitor Center right next to event check-in.