DISTANCE
12.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,015 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

lake

views

rocky

no dogs

6 hours ago

this is a wonderful 25k loop, with over 3000' of elevation and spectacular views throughout. First 10k ascending along the ridge to the summit is very technical and largely unrunnable, especially as I encountered a patch of rain that nicely greased up the rocks and roots. Contrast that with a very runnable 1200' descent over 3.5km down the back side ski trail treating your quads to 20min of non-stop braking. Then a scenic more 'down to earth' and runnable undulating stretch around local lakes. Start and finish at Lac Stukely so you can be rewarded with a swim after your effort.