The Cold Mountain 50k/25k is Haywood County NC's very FIRST trail race that spans a remote section of Pisgah National Forest and the Cold Mountain Game Lands. The course climbs high above Lake Logan and traverses Lickstone Ridge, crossing high mountain creeks that originate in the headwaters along the Blue Ridge Parkway, then descends to the West Fork of the Pigeon River bordering Shining Rock Wilderness and Middle Prong Wilderness. The race will begin and end at Sunburst campground with a bonfire and post race cookout for all runners.

Upcoming Races

Mar 12 2022
50 KM
6,000 6,000 ft.
12 :00 Cutoff
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts


Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
03/13/21 53 4:20:02 5:06:04
03/07/20 46 4:03:10 4:35:42
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