Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead

Learn and practice trail running skills at a local frontcountry trail.

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  • *Varies*
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 866 ft
  • Pace: 3-5mi per hour

We will meet at 8AM at the Red Town Trailhead and run the De Leo Wall trail loop. 

This will be an easy, post-long run recovery run. We'll start with a 5-10 min warm up session, ready to run by 8:10AM. My dog Leo (who will be the only dog on this run) may join us. Please reach out with any questions.

This session focuses on skill-building. We will meet at a location suitable for practicing trail running.

A suggested gear list will be provided at the classroom session.


Cougar Mountain: Red Town Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities.

  • Trail running shoes
  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses  (weather-dependent) 


  • A small day pack that you can run with
  • Bring snacks and water
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