Backcountry Trail Run - Capitol Peak Loop


Backcountry Trail Run - Capitol Peak Loop

Saturday morning 18 mile loop trail run in Capitol State Forest.

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 18.1 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft
  • Pace: 12 - 18 minutes per mile

Place: Fall Creek Trailhead Parking Lot
Time: 8:00am 
Link to parking here:

A Discover pass is required for parking.

There is a portalet at this trailhead.

Begore signing-up please be sure you are conditioned enough to run 18 miles w/over 3,300' of vert in the backcountry. If you haven't ran with the leaders recently we may ask for proof of your recent abilities. e.g. Strava, Garmin Connect, or recent race results.

Route to come, but we will be starting at Fall Creek Trailhead and running up and around Capitol Peak via Greenline Trail up and Crestline and Wedekind Trail down. Vert will be >2,300' but <4,300'.

Traction, water filter or other weather dependent gear may be required depending on current conditions at time of the run.


Capitol Peak

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Running vest or pack 
  • Rain or wind shell depending on forecast
  • Beanie and gloves
  • 2 liters (minimum) of hydration
  • 4 to 6 fuels (gels, bars, etc.)
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