Paris Mountain Half Marathon
Paris Mountain is the hidden gem in the Upstate that lies in between the beautiful mountains of the foothills! This trail system is a wide and rugged running dream.
At the base of the mountain you will loop around Lake Placid before heading north up the mountain on Mountain Creek trail into Sulphur Springs. This is where the grit of the trail begins and your heart rate rises! Then you will go around the mountain to North Lake and down Kanuga before hitting the toughest portion of Brissy Ridge. Come see this well kept secret of the Upstate for yourself!
The Half Marathon will consist of a single 13.1 mile loop starting and finishing at Shelter #3 behind the main parking lot. The total distance covers 2,300 feet of elevation gain, goes around 3 different lakes, and ascends 3 gentle climbs. You may see deer, squirrels, birds, snakes, and a variety of other wildlife. The course offers single track dirt, rugged and wide switchbacks, along with steep climbs. There are 2 waterfalls and 3 beautiful lakes. The course will have a series of directional arrows that will be placed at all intersections. Please follow all directional arrows to stay on course.