Moran State Park


Frontcountry Trail Run - Moran State Park

Get away from the regular winter trail running areas. Spend a day with us at Moran State Park. We will be running two loops for a total of 50k. Join us for either loop or the whole thing.

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  • Ultra
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 30.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,700 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,400 ft
  • Pace: 13-15 min / mi

We will be taking the first ferry sailing of the day to get us to Orcas Island and head straight for the Moran State Park gate at Cascade lake. After a debrief of the route and introductions, we will start the first 14 mile loop. For those who wish to join us later in the day, we will approximate a time to start the second 16 mile loop and confirm our ETA back to the parking lot via text messaging. Experience has shown that our second loop will be much slower than the first, however our overall objective is a social pace with consideration for limited daylight.

A Discover Pass is required for parking.

I will send an email 2+ days before this activity confirming our schedule, transportation, weather, required equipment and sort out who is running which loops. Island services are generally limited this time of year, bring most of what you'll need with you. The possibility for snow and inclement weather is likely.

14 mile, 3400ft loop ->

16 mile, 3300ft loop ->

Review the elevation and distance before you sign up. Contact me to confirm you have trained for the loop(s) you have selected with some evidence, Strava track, race results, mountaineers runs, etc.

Waitlisting is encouraged. More spots will be added if there is demand.


Moran State Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Microspikes / snow traction
  • Water filter
  • Cold weather gear - gloves, hat, etc
  • Light
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