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Come join Peninsula Trail Runners for an ~4.5-6 mile run through the beautiful winding trails of Portola Valley, sections of Coal Mine Ridge, and the Alpine Trail, one of the few places where running after sunset is permitted.
The run has hilly sections so not a beginner run, but we are a mixed-pace and welcoming group, so just come out and give it a shot.
Pace: Mixed, we will typically regroup throughout. Slowest pace (myself) is 11:30-12min/mile with[masked] ft of elevation gain.
Make sure you bring a headlamp as it will get dark during the run. The run will happen regardless of how many people have clicked "attend" here, as we typically RSVP off Meetup. Meet at Portola Valley Hardware & Feed Store near Robert's Market (in Portola Valley, not Woodside) at 5:45pm, run begins at 6pm and is typically followed by beers at Alpine Inn.
Come join Peninsula Trail Runners for an unforgettable 12 mile trail run through the Pacifica headlands and coastal trails! Our route begins high above the city on the Sweeney Ridge Trail, with commanding 360 degree views. We descend through fog and chaparral past an orchid farm to Mori Point, where we'll pause to run on the beach and play in the waves. The rugged stretch along the coast is some of the most spectacular trail running you will find anywhere. We'll complete the loop with a challenging climb up the Farallones View Trail back to Sweeney Ridge.
You can view many photos of the route in this album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/fbLqW4WDkUDDkbjL9
The run is quite hilly with about 2500 ft of elevation gain, so its 12 miles feels more like a longer run on flat ground. This isn't a beginner run, but we are a mixed-pace and welcoming group.
See the route map here: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7624449
There's no drinking water on the route, so bring what you need. The route passes through Pacifica's business district after half-way if you have an urgent need to buy water or use a restroom.
We'll start at Skyline College at the Notch Trailhead, next to Lot B and the Facilities Maintenance Center (building 21 on the campus map). There's a Golden Gate National Recreation Area parking section on the driveway to the maintenance center. The pin on the map shows the start location. Don't go to the alternate trailhead in Lot C that appears on Google Maps: this entrance is closed.
This promises to be an exciting run with glorious scenery. I hope to see you there!