Highlands Sky Trail Run
June 15, 2013
THE 11th RUNNING
Davis, West Virginia
Monongahela National Forest & Canaan Valley State Park
The West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners is pleased to offer the 11th annual Highlands Sky Trail Run, the ultimate ultrarun in the Mountain State. The event is centered at Canaan Valley Resort State Park while most of the course is in the surrounding Monongahela National Forest.
The course traverses Roaring Plains and Dolly Sods Wilderness through some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in West Virginia. Dolly Sods is an area of high elevation, windswept plains ranging from 2500 to 4700 feet elevation. Trail terrain varies from woodland paths, rock and boulder, to upland bogs, through northern hardwoods at lower elevations, to Red Spruce and heath barrens above 4000 feet. Canaan is the highest large valley east of the Mississippi. The Valley creates the headwaters of the Blackwater River and has a unique environment composed of wetlands and uplands with vegetation characteristic of more northern latitudes.
Highlands is a demanding course on varied terrain. It will try you and equally reward you.
Highlands Trail Work Video – Joel Wolpert
The WVMTR is a partner with the Monongahela National Forest.