Update to the Red Tail section of the course.

In the past 3 years, we have started the race by running up Brandon and bearing right at Marciel Road onto Red Tail Trail. Unfortunately, the East Bay Regional Park are no longer making Red Tail available to events. So, we’re sticking with the tried-and-true Brandon Trail. Click and print the maps below.

Map 1

Click on Map to see (and print!) bigger version. Blue is outbound. Red is returning. Print in landscape for better legibility.

Outbound: Start to Big Bear. The race leaves Lake Chabot Marina on East Shore Trail. Proceeds bear hard right at the end of the East Shore pavement, up Cameron Loop and then left onto Ten Hills. Bear left onto Proctor Trail which descends to Redwood Road. Bear left and run on trail towards the entrance to the Golf Course. Runners proceed along the right-hand fence at the entrance to the Golf Course on trail to the entrance of Brandon Trail at the back of the lot. Proceed on Brandon up hill, crossing the road at Marciel Road entrance.

There will be aid and a bathroom at the intersection with Marciel Road.

Continue on Brandon Trail. At the Stone Bridge, stay right on Brandon Trail. Continue through the lower parking lot, bearing right, onto the pavement and up the hill to the upper parking lot.

There will be Aid is at Bort Meadow parking lot.

Leave Bort Aid and proceed up MacDonald Trail, then down MacDonald Grade.

There will be aid in the MacDonald Staging Area Parking Lot.

Leave MacDonald Aid at the back of the lot and proceed out through Big Bear, across Redwood Road onto Golden Spike. (Middle section of the race is shown on Map 2.) Proceed onto West Ridge, and then up to Skyline Gate via Bridle and Stream Trails.

Map 2

Click on Map to see (and print!) bigger version. Blue is outbound. Red is returning. Print in landscape for better legibility.

There will be Aid at Skyline Gate.

Runners leave Skyline Gate Aid on West Ridge, to French Trail via Tres Sendas and Starflower Trails, returning to the French Trail. Runners bear left at the intersection with Madrone.

Runners bear left at West Ridge, then right onto Toyon, left onto Golden Spike, back across Redwood Road through Big Bear to MacDonald Aid.

There will be Aid at MacDonald Staging.

Runners proceed over MacDonal Grade to Bort Meadow Aid.

There will be Aid at Bort Meadow.

Runners return on Brandon and bear right at Stone Bridge up Jackson Grade to Clyde Wooldridge Aid Station.

There will be Aid at Clyde Woolridge.

Race returns on Golden Road to West Shore Trail via Bass Cove Trail.

FINISH!