The trails at Yankee Springs have some serious hills and enough rocks and roots to keep it interesting. The 10k course has 978′ of elevation gain, and the 25k course has 1,388′ of elevation gain. You won’t have to worry about a lot of mud because these trails drain well. There are no water crossings on our courses.
Both courses start at the Long Lake Outdoor Center and follow the Hall Lake Trail and spur trails past the Devil’s Soup Bowl up to the Mountain Bike Trail. The 25k course then turns right on the Mountain Bike Trail and follows the loop counterclockwise to McDonald Lake. The 10k course goes left on the Mountain Bike Trail and follows it clockwise to McDonald Lake. The half marathon course is the 25k course minus the 2 mile “warmup loop” of the Mountain Bike Trail. At McDonald Lake both courses join the North Country Trail and return to the Outdoor Center by way of the North Country, Chief Noonday, Long Lake, and ski trails.
The 50k and 100k are 2 and 4 laps of the 25k course.