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Dick Collins Firetrails 2019 continues in our new home at Cull Canyon Regional Park, which is about a 5-minute drive from the old start/finish at Lake Chabot but on foot, it’s a spectacular climb on the Bay Area Ridge Trail that many never see! The Golden Hills Marathon is a point-to-point race that starts in Huckleberry Regional Park. Runners will be bussed from Canyon Middle School across the road from Cull Canyon, starting at 7 am sharp. The Firetrails 50 mile now around at Skyline Gate. The net elevation of the new course is 4,250 feet.

Maps 1 and 2: Cull Canyon

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The Dick Collins 50 mile starts at the Maple picnic area inside of Cull Canyon Regional Park. You’ll be able to enter the parking lot starting at 5am. Bring your drop bags and after-race bags to the picnic area and we’ll have things there for you or out at the aid stations, as you request. Drop bags are available at Lake Chabot Marina and Skyline Gate.

Map 1: Huckleberry to Skyline Gate

The race starts on Huckleberry Path and process to Skyline Gate. Runners will only have 1 mile to the aid station and may wish to proceed directly through this busy station.


Map 2: Redwood Regional Park

Runners will proceed down Stream Trail running into the lead runners from the Bay Ridge 100k and Firetrail 50 Mile. You’ll bounce up West Ridge, down onto Golden Spike out to aid at Big Bear.

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Map 3: Anthony Chabot and Lake Chabot Regional Parks

Runners will leave Big Bear and proceed to Bort Meadow Aid then a few quick miles to Grass Valley Aid, all on fireroads. After Grass Valley runners will proceed to the Lake Chabot Marina.

On leaving Lake Chabot Marina, you’ll proceed out the East Shore Trail onto Ten Hills Trail and down Proctor. At Redwood Road, you’ll go hard left and enter the Brandon Trail at the back of the Golf Course parking lot.

NEW In 2019! Proceed up Brandon and take a hard right onto Willow View trail, a beautiful single-track trail we are adding this year. You’ll finish running under Redwood Road into Chabot Staging Aid.

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Map 4: Cull Canyon Regional Park

On leaving Lake Chabot Staging Area, you’ll proceed through EBMUD land along the Bay Area Ridge Trail, up the most significant hill of the race. You’re on your way home!

At the top of the long hill, you’ll bear right, then left through a gate back into EB Regional Parks. You’ll run through the stable area to Bellhurst Lane. On leaving Bellhurst, you’ll continue a few quick miles on single track down the hill. You’ll finish by passing through the tunnel into Cull Canyon. Watch your head!

Once through the tunnel, you’ll bear soft right, up the short hill into the finish!