Keystone ​Backyard Ultra

Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10:00am

Lehigh Gap Nature Center
8844 Paint Mill Road
Slatington, PA 18080

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Running 4.167 miles in one hour seems easy, right? Well, how many times in a row do you think you can do that? Come out to the first backyard ultra being held in Pennsylvania and find out!

Course Information:

The Day Loop will be a mix of rail trail and single/double track trails up the mountain that will go through The Gap and showcase the beautiful prairie grass fields on the face of the mountain. This loop will have nearly 400 feet of climbing that will take place primarily in the third mile of the course.
​The loop begins at Camp in the Lehigh Gap Nature Center Parking lot. You will head north and follow the access road looping down and around the nature center building which is the start/finish area. You will continue straight onto Paint Mill Rd until you hit the Szoke Brothers parking lot at the .55 mile mark. There you will take two left turns back to back to get onto the D&L Trail which parallels the road you just ran out on. You will continue straight on the D&L until mile mark 2 where you will turn left up the hill onto the Bobolink Trail. At the trail junction at the top of the hill, you will turn right onto the LNE Trail. Continue on that until the 2.47 mile mark where you will turn left onto a course marked access trail going up the mountain. At the next trail junction, turn left onto the Prairie Grass trail where you will have one last quick climb before descending back down the mountain. Stay straight on Prairie Grass when passing the Charcoal Trail junction. At the bottom of the hill at mile mark 3.1 there will be a trail junction where you will turn right onto the LNE

Trail. You will follow that all the way back to the nature center parking lot. At the trail head for the parking lot, stay to the right up the little incline into the parking lot where you will finish where you started.

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