Trails & No Ales Course Descriptions
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The 5k course will start near the historic Stone house and then head straight for the challenging trails that loop around the park. The course starts out nice and easy and then a little rock hopping gets you across Reedy Creek. After that the difficulty picks up with undulating trails and meandering switchbacks that overlook the creek and lake in the park. Another Reedy Creek crossing via bridge signals you are closing in on the finish but there is still work to be done. There is approximately another mile of trails filled with hairpin turns before you approach the finish line back near the Stone House.
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You’ll start near the Stone House at the front of Forest Hill Park before heading onto the single track trail heading counterclockwise. After that you’ll then cross through the tubes underneath Riverside Drive and head onto the Buttermilk Trail heading east. Continue your journey on Buttermilk until you get to the 42nd Street stairs, go down the stairs and continue on the trail to the vehicle access bridge to Belle Isle. Follow the trail in a counter clockwise loop as you head to the eastern side of Belle Isle before looping back around to hit some of the trails on the top of Belle Isle. After you finish the loop, head back across the vehicle access bridge and take the low water trail to the fire road for a bit before hopping onto the Reedy Creek riverside trails. You’ll exit the trails at the Reedy Creek JRPS Headquarters building and cross over the train tracks before briefly hoping back on to the Buttermilk Trail to heading west. Follow Buttermilk as it brings you along Riverside Drive where you will exit the trails and take a left turn towards 42nd St. Follow 42nd St. back to Forest Hill Park where the finish line is waiting!