Monongahela National Forest & Canaan Valley State Park
June 8th, 2019
Start: 6:00 am
Welcome to the 17th Highlands Sky 40M Trail Run, the premier ultra-marathon in the Mountain State! While the event is centered at Canaan Valley Resort State Park, the course travels primarily through the Monongahela National Forest, and sections of Timberline Ski Resort, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge to finish at Canaan Valley State Park. Due to a scheduling conflict the race is a week earlier this year. In 2020 we will return to our traditional Fathers Day weekend.
The course traverses the Roaring Plains and Dolly Sods Wilderness Areas through some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in West Virginia. Containing the highest plateau in the eastern United States, Dolly Sods has a landscape of rocky terrain, stunted trees, and mountaintop meadows traditionally known as ‘the sods’. Dolly Sods is known for pristine vistas and an environment characteristic of more northern latitudes. As a race participant you’re sure to enjoy the varied trail terrain through northern hardwoods, stunted red spruce, and heath barrens, running over woodland paths, ancient sphagnum bogs, and rocky and boulder filled plains.
WVMTR is a partner with the Monongahela National Forest.