Jerdon Mountain Challenge

Maps and Elevation

Course Map



Elevation Profile



Course Cues

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Trail Description

Jarrett Creek Road: This trail has turned into singletrack the past few years due to its lack of use as a road anymore. Gently climbs and flows along for several miles to Star Gap trail.

Star Gap: This trail turns off of Jarrett Creek Road to climb up many switchbacks to Star Gap where it intersects with Heartbreak Ridge.

Heartbreak Ridge: The lower portion of this Pisgah classic downhill still has plenty of fun and several creek crossings.

Kitsuma Ridge/Youngs Peak: This trail begins with a series of technical uphill switchbacks. Once at the top, this hairline trail hugs tightly to the ridgeline with thick rhododendron tunnels closing you in on the sides at times. This 5 mile trail runs mostly downhill. A lot of the trail is smooth and buff, but screaming down an 8 inch wide singletrack along a 60-degree fall line definitely gets the adrenaline pumping!

2017 Jerdon Mountain Challenge-75

Cut Off Times

Cutoff Times:

  • Rest Stop 1 (mile 13) – 11AM
  • Rest Stop 2 (mile 17) – 12PM
2018 Jerdon Mountain Challenge Sponsors
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