The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

Rock Creek River Gorge Trail Run - Saturday, March 31, 2007
Hosted By: CTC
The schedule of specific events for this race have not been posted.
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Brief Overview

The 2007 race will take place on March 31, 2007. The River Gorge Trail Race starts and finishes in the Cumberland Trail parking lot, located at Prentice Cooper Wilderness Management Area. The trail footing varies considerably and in some sections are rocky and narrow. The 6.5 mile run starts at 9:00 a.m. and the 10.2 mile run starts at 8:30 a.m.

All Runners!  This race is meant to be fun and expose those of us who don't normally run on trails to the beautiful wilderness areas surrounding Chattanooga.  Do not feel intimidated if you have never run on dirt trails before.  It is not uncommon to walk many sections of a trail run.  Remember that trail running is strenuous.  Practice before you participate; it makes the race more fun.


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From Downtown Chattanooga, take Hwy 27 North to Hwy 127 North (Signal Mountain). Go 1.9 miles, turn left onto Suck Creek Road.  Continue for 8.2 miles, turn left towards Prentice Cooper State Forest.  Follow the signs 0.7 miles to the entrance area of Prentice Cooper.  Stay on Tower Road approximately 2 more miles until you see race day activity in the Cumberland Trail parking lot.




Course Info


6.5 Mile Loop:  The trail is a portion of Mullens Cove loop trail.  The first 3 miles are on the rim of the gorge, providing spectacular views on the Tennessee River Gorge and Chattanooga. This trail crosses 3 small creeks.  At Snoopers Rock Overlook the trail turns back onto a jeep road for about 1 mile, then rejoins the single track trail and back to the Cumberland Trail Parking area to finish.  Race begins at 9:00 a.m. Hydration station is provided at mile 3.

10.2 Mile Loop:  This trail is the entire Mullens Cove loop trail.  It shares the first 3.2 miles of the 6.5 mile loop then continues across Tower Road and back onto single track trail.  There are numerous creek crossings and some rocky terrain.  The trail is a bit more strenuous but the terrain and the views are unbeatable.  The trail ends at Cumberland Trail Parking lot.  100% single track the whole length.  Race begins at 8:45 a.m.  Hydration stations will be located at mile 3 and 7.   
Photo: Jut Eiseman

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