Big Bear Stampede The 5k and 8k trail races are run in the shadow of Yellowstone National Park at an average elevation of 6,500 feet. Both courses have near constant views of Yellowstone and Electric Peak (highest peak in Gallatin Range). For more information, check out the event website at www.bigbearstampede.org.
5k and 8k trail races are run mostly on singletrack with a little bit of dirt Forest Service road.
8K trail race description:
NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!
8K Trail Run
The 8-K run starts at the barricade on Eagle Creek Road., just above Eagle Creek Campground. The race proceeds up the road to a turn onto an old horse and game trail. You will run along history here where hunters, gold miners and explorers have gone before! You will encounter steep and challenging sections along the way.
The trail intersects with Eagle Creek road, where you will continue on the road.
Your return on Eagle Creek Trail will be a bit more gradual going downhill where you will rejoin Eagle Creek Road and return to the Jardine Road and the entrance to Eagle Creek Camp Ground and FINISH area!
This is an exhilarating, challenging, and totally rewarding trail-running experience. The fall foliage will enhance the spectacular views of the Eagle Creek Drainage, Electric Peak, and Yellowstone National Park.
The course will be well marked. Water stations and workers will guide you.
Volunteers will sweep the trail prior to the start to ensure a Grizzly-bear-free trail running experience. Come one and all. Have fun , come take the challenge, and support raising awareness of depressionNick Ricardi, 15 time Boston Marathon Competitor
The courses will be well marked. Water stations and workers will guide you.