Mountain Fork Half Course

The Mountain Fork Half Marathon is a 13.6-mile race that begins at the High Knob Observation Tower on the Jefferson National Forest's Clinch Ranger District. The elevation is approximately 4,200 feet above sea level at the race starting line in the parking lot below the tower. 

Course Directions:

  • Runners head down the paved High Knob Observation Tower approach road. Turn left onto the paved Forest Road 238.

  • Travel a half mile on Forest Road 238 before turning left again onto State Route 619.

  • Travel State Route 619 almost 1.7 miles before turning left onto Forest Road 704.

  • Travel Forest Road 704 for 5.5 miles before transitioning onto State Route 706. 

  • Travel State Route 706 for just under 0.4 miles and turn left at junction for Forest Road 238/Robin Road/Robinson Road.

  • Travel Forest Road 238 for 5.2 miles back to High Knob Observation Tower approach road. 

  • Make a slight left onto approach road and climb .15 miles to the finish line. 

Total Elevation Gain: 2,024 feet.

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