This is a rugged and tough 30k trail race with almost 6,000 feet of gain and loss, and its a little long for a 30k. We added the extra mileage to give you a race course that has roughly 75% ocean views, and tremendous amounts of single track. This course is absolutely stunning, and every climb you will be rewarded with draw dropping views of the ocean and deep valleys.
Miles 1 - 4.8
This is a rugged and tough 30k trail race with almost 6,000 feet of gain and loss, and it’s a little long for a 30k. We added the extra mileage to give you a race course that has roughly 75% ocean views, and tremendous amounts of single track. This course starts out at the Ray Miller trail, and follows this for 2.8 miles to the very top where it intersects Overlook/Fireline. Go left here. Follow until at the 4.8 mile marker you will come across the hell hill aid station.
Miles 4.8 - 11
Go left here onto La Jolla Valley Fireroad. Make an immediate left onto La Jolla Valley Loop Trail. Follow for one mile, and stay straight at your first intersection. Follow another mile where you will reach the intersection of the La Jolla Canyon trail. Go RIGHT here, and stay on the La Jolla Valley Loop Trail. Follow this to the Mugu Peak Loop Trail intersection staying left here. Do not take the La Jolla Valley connector trails. Follow Mugu Peak all the way around the peak. Stay left at the intersection before running down hill. When you encounter the Chumash Trail intersection stay right here and keep following Mugu Peak Trail. At mile 9 you will come across the La Jolla Valley Loop trail. Stay straight here. Do not go right. At mile 10 you will encounter the intersection of La Jolla Valley Connector Trail. Once again stay straight here, and do not go right. Follow the trail until it turns back into La Jolla Valley Fireroad. This will lead you back to the Hell Hill aid station, and you will now be at mile 11.
Miles 11 - 20.7
When you arrive go left onto the Guadalasco Trail. Follow for a few miles staying right and both intersections you encounter. Eventually you will dump out onto Wood Canyon Fireroad. Go right here. Follow 3/4 of a mile until you reach the intersection of Hell Hill. Go right here. Follow all the way back up to the very top. You will now be at mile 16, and this will be your third time hitting Hell Hill aid station. At the top stay left onto Overlook/Fireline. Follow Overlook for 2 miles back to the Ray Miller trail. Go right down Ray Miller, and follow back to the finish. You will now have ran 20.7 miles.
Aid station contents:
GU gels, GU chomps, GU roctane salt pills, Fluid electrolyte drink, tons of sweet and salty snacks, almond butter and jelly sandwiches, fresh cut up oranges, strawberries, watermelon, and ice if it’s warm.
Aid station mileage markers:
- Mile 4.8- Hell Hill full aid station
- Mile 11- Hell Hill full aid station
- Mile 16- Hell Hill full aid station