Babcock Gristmill Grinder | April 18

Babcock Gristmill Grinder | April 18

The half marathon trail run consists of a “figure 8” loop course. It begins with a short road section at the beginning before turning left and jumping onto a single track trail named “Triple Creek”. This single-track trail leads runners into a wilderness area crossing…You guessed it- three creeks. Climbing to a high point on the rim at the intersection with the “Wilderness Trail” you can see across the Glade Creek Canyon. Nice view- you will soon be on the rim way across the canyon on the Skyline Trail! The Wilderness trail then widens and drops down to the road near the Gristmill. Runners cross the bridge at the Gristmill, turn right and run up the road and then left and down toward the cabins and soon are back in the woods on “Skyline”. This trail is well named! After a steep, short climb the Skyline parallels the cliff line and offers several beautiful overlooks.