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Two Peaks (50mile,50k,30k,10k)

November 10 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm



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Race Information:


Swasey Recreation Area & Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Swasey Map  Link Swasey Trail Map

Whiskeytown Map:   Link to Whiskeytown Trail Map

Race Details:

 Adventure on the trails await in the first ever Trail Race hitting Swasey Rec Area on and around Mule Mountain and dropping you into the vast and amazing trails of Whiskeytown Lake. We have something for all levels:

50 Mile: with around 8,500ft of elevation gain (get your climbing on!) we will take you to the top of Mule Mountain, into Whiskeytown and up to Brandy Creek Waterfalls and before you return to Swasey and to the finish line you will get to summit Kanaka Peak and take in the VIEWS!

50k: with around 3,700ft of elevation gain, we will take you through the beautiful singletrack trails of Swasey, summit Mule Mountain and challenge yourself on some epic trail.

30k: with around 2,500ft of elevation gain, challenge yourself with the climb up to Mule Mountain, beautiful singletrack along the Princess Ditch Trail and exploring all that Swasey has to offer

10k: with around 600ft of elevation gain, this makes for a fast but still challenging trail. Staying within Swasey Rec Area- you will find yourself on beautiful singletrack and some hills to brag about one you get to the finish.

Registration Info and Prices:

50 Miler: (race branded arm sleeves included)

  • $95 (until June 30th) 
  • $105 (July 1 – Sept 30th)
  • $115 ( Oct 1 – race day)

50k: (race branded arm sleeves available for purchase at checkout)

  • $75 (until June 30th)
  • $85 (July 1 – Sept 30th)
  • $100 (Oct 1 – race day)

30k: (race branded arm sleeves available for purchase at checkout)

  • $60 (until June 30th)
  • $70 (July 1 – Sept 30th)
  • $85 (Oct 1 – race day)

10k: (race branded arm sleeves available for purchase at checkout)

  • $35 (until June 30th)
  • $45 (July 1 – Sept 30th)
  • $55 (Oct 1 – race day)
Check in & Bib Pickup Details:
When: Friday, November 9th: 3pm – 6:30pm

Where: Sheraton Redding at Sundial Bridge Hotel


Start Times:

50 mile: 6am

50k: 7am

30k/10k: 7:30am

Time Limit Per Distance

50 Miler: 14hrs to Finish ( done by 8pm)


Parking Info Directions:




Post-Race Info:

Details to come



Finsher Medals made by Elevation Culture. (being designed as we speak)

Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female of each distance will be awarded a Custom Trophy

1st Place Male and 1st Place Female at 50mile, 50k and 30k will also receive $50 Gift Certificate from Altra Running!

Race Apparel/Swag:

Two Peaks Branded Arm Sleeves (designed by Territory Run Co!)

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50 Miler: Included in Registration

50k/30k/10k: available at checkout for $25

Course Records:

First year of race so lets see what we can do!

Course Description:

50 Miler

Start to Aid Station 1 (Oak Knoll – Mile 10.5)

Runners start on Mule Mountain trail, which begins gently and gradually ascends to Mule Mtn Pass (mile 5). After that, a gentle climb takes you to Black Bear Pass before a hard right turn to head up to the top of Mule Mountain. Don’t forget to take a look at the peak to the west, which you’ll be visiting later in the race! After reaching the top and checking in, you’ll return back to Black Bear Pass, then enjoy the sweeping views to the west as you head down Mule Ridge trail, where you’ll run the ridgeline for about 2 miles before descending down to Oak Knoll trailhead and the aid station. 

Aid Station 1 (Oak Knoll) to Aid Station 2 (Muletown Rd – Mile 16)

After leaving Oak Knoll, take a sharp right onto Princess Ditch trail. This trail has great views of Whiskeytown National Recreational Area as you run through the beautiful single track. Keep an eye on the flags in this section, as there are multiple cutoff trails and fire roads that intersect the trail. About 5.5 miles down this trail, there will be a turn to go down to Muletown Rd and the second aid station. 

Aid Station 2 (Muletown Rd) to Aid Station 3 (Horse Camp – Mile 19)

Once you leave Muletown Rd and head back up to Princess Ditch trail, you cross a few relatively new bridges and run out onto a plateau where you can see Kanaka Peak (you’ll be there in a bit), the southeast end of Whiskeytown, and Bally Mountain. Take in the sights before running down onto Salt Creek Loop trail. You’ll follow this downhill briefly until reaching the Clear Creek Canal trail. Follow this up the brief but steep side trail, then a nice, flat quarter mile to the aid station.

Aid Station 3 (Horse Camp) to Aid Station 4 (Peltier Bridge – Mile 22)

After you leave Horse Camp, you’ll have one of the easier sections of the course as you gently meander around Clear Creek Canal trail until you reach the cemetery. If you evade the permanent guests of the cemetery, you’ll continue across the paved Paige Bar Rd and continue for about ½ mile until you reach a steep descent to Peltier Bridge aid station. 

Aid Station 4 (Peltier Bridge) to Aid Station 5 (Salt Gulch – Mile 26)

Welcome to the hills of Whiskeytown! From Peltier Bridge, you’ll begin climbing up a fire road with some great views of the hills to come. After about 3 miles, you’ll make a sharp left turn onto Peltier trail. Keep climbing up to Salt Gulch trail, where you’ll see a water-only aid station as a brief respite at the midpoint of the race. 

Aid Station 5 (Salt Gulch) to Aid Station 6 (Shasta Bally Rd– Mile 28)

Turning right onto Salt Gulch trail, you continue your ascent for another mile to the top of Salt Gulch before descending back down the other side. Watch your footing here, as this is the steepest, most technical descent you’ll see all day. Try not to think about the fact that you’ll be going back up this same trail later in the race as you enjoy the break from climbing, and make your way briefly onto Shasta Bally Rd, where the aid station awaits. 

Aid Station 6 (Shasta Bally Rd) to Aid Station 7 (Shasta Bally Rd – Mile 34)

That’s right, the next section is an out and back! Time for more climbing as you turn left onto Rich Gulch trail. Some steep sections await before you make your way to several creek crossings where you may or may not get your feet wet (weather dependent). Once you reach the top of Rich Gulch, enjoy the view before a brief but steep descent takes you to Brandy Creek Falls trail. Take a left to the end of the trail, which is where Brandy Creek Falls awaits. After you check in, you’ll return the way you came back to Rich Gulch. Watch the flagging here as the trail splits (stay to the right), and you’ll then head back down to the aid station you left earlier. 

Aid Station 7 (Shasta Bally Rd) to Aid Station 8 (Salt Gulch – Mile 36)

It’s time for the hardest, steepest and most technical climb of the day! Don’t worry, you’ve been here before, but last time you were going down. If you’re a fast one, make sure you’re deferring to those coming down, as it’s quite difficult to slow momentum in spots. Don’t worry, you won’t be moving too fast here anyway. Get up the hill, then enjoy the nice, smooth downhill back to the water only Salt Gulch aid. 

Aid Station 8 (Salt Gulch) to Aid Station 9 (Peltier Bridge – Mile 41)

Continue to the right (not the way you came earlier) up Peltier trail until you reach Kanaka Peak trail. Take a right turn and head up the trail for about 2 miles until you reach Kanaka Peak. Take in the views of Mule Mountain (yes, you’ve been there before), and the valley before turning around and heading back down. After about a mile, take a hard right turn down the Kanaka Cutoff trail, where a steep, narrow descent awaits you down to another creek crossing. Follow the flags onto Logging Camp trail back to Peltier Bridge, where the aid station awaits.

Aid Station 9 (Peltier Bridge) to Aid Station 10 (Horse Camp – Mile 44)

Head back the way you came earlier onto Clear Creek Canal trail. The trail begins with a fairly steep climb out of Peltier Bridge, but then levels off and is fairly flat all the way back to Horse Camp, which is your final aid station of the day. Just a couple of climbs left to get to the finish line!

Aid Station 10 (Horse Camp) to Finish Line

Leaving Horse Camp, you follow Clear Creek Canal trail for about ½ mile until veering left onto Salt Creek Loop trail. This trail is narrow and briefly goes back and forth along salt creek, so watch for flagging. After following the creek, the trail goes up fairly steeply for the next ½ mile (take a left up the fork in the trail) before gently climbing the rest of the way to Mule Mtn Pass. Take a left turn and head down the aptly named Escalator. At the bottom of the Escalator, veer left onto Meiners Loop trail. After about ½ mile of climbing you’ll again veer left, this time onto Wintu trail. You’ll follow Wintu trailhead up and down until the finish line, where glory awaits!

Course Map

50 Mile:










Elevation Profile:

50 Mile:    Elevation Gain: about 8,500ft   Elevation Loss: about 8,500ft


50k: Elevation Gain: 3,700ft  Elevation Loss: 3,700ft

30k: Elevation Gain: 2,500ft   Elevation Loss: 3,500ft



10k: Elevation Gain: 600ft  Elevation Loss: 600ft


Start and Finish Site:
Aid Station Info:

Full Aid station food will include: water, trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, oreos, pb&j, m&m’s, tangerines, mike & ike’s, gummi bears, bananas, Tailwind, Salt Tabs, coke, mountain dew, ginger ale

50 Mile:




STR Goes Cupless! In an effort to do our part in minimizing waste on and off the trails there will no longer be paper cups for water/soda/tailwind use but you will need to carry your own cup and/or water bottle to utilize at each aid station. It’s lightweight, easy to hold, reusable and collapsible so you can tuck it almost anywhere.


Host Hotel- Sheraton Redding (email shastatrailruns@gmail.com for more details and group rates prior to booking!)


Refund Policy

Entry fees to STR runs are non-refundable. With advanced notice, we will transfer 100% of your entry fee if you reach out to us up to TWO WEEKS prior to the event.  You will be able to transfer 50% of your entry fee from TWO WEEKS up to 96hrs of the event.  You must utilize the tranfer fee within 12 months to another STR Event.  Please email shastatrailruns@gmail.com 


November 10
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Swasey Recreational Area
Redding, CA 96001 + Google Map


Race Location
Swasey Recreation Area

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