Maps and Miles
Slight Venue change in 2021:
The 2021Noble Canyon 50k will start and finish NEXT DOOR to previous venue at:
8631 Pine Creek Rd, Pine Valley, CA 91962
Course Description (2021)
Note, the Pine Creek Road Aid Station has been renamed Hammer's Hideaway! In 2020 we lost one of the good ones on this earth Steve "Hammer" Cunningham and the ultrarunning community has christened this aid station after our buddy Hammer. Yah Guy!
The 2021 course will be the same as 2019! Runners will start at 8631 Pine Creek Rd and run approx 1 mile north along the asphalt road to the Noble Canyon trail-head area. Outbound you will take the main Noble Canyon trail all the way to the top. You will NOT pass through the Hammer's Hideaway Aid Station on this first pass. Follow the Main Noble Canyon trail to the first aid station Big Tree, followed by Penny Pines at the top.
After leaving the Penny Pines aid station carefully cross Sunrise Highway then turn RIGHT onto the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). After about 4 miles again turn RIGHT leaving the PCT and connecting with the Big Laguna trail system. This trail drops you into the Rat Hole aid station!
Leave Rat Hole by crossing Sunrise Highway and continuing on the Big Laguna Trail. Follow the maps westbound to Big Laguna Lake. Now you will stay right and go around the EAST side of Big Laguna Lake. Follow the maps to the tricky left onto trail #5 which will connect you again with the main Noble Canyon trail.
Head back down the main Noble Canyon trail. You'll get aid again at Big Tree aid station then the Pine Creek Road aid station.
Hammer's Hideaway Aid Station is a short 0.25 mile out-and-back. Then you'll retrace your steps back to the finish at the Finish Area!