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100K Turn by Turn Directions

From Malibu Creek State Park Miles 0-7: 

Follow the paved road through the campground to Spur trail. This will connect  to a paved road (Dorothy Dr.) and turn right on Dorothy Dr(in tapia Park). Follow Dorothy Dr. to a parking lot, and look for a trailhead to the right of the parking lot.  Take that trail. The trail will cross a creek and head up on the other side. When you get to a small, cinder block outhouse, turn right on the trail heading up (the trail will be just before and next to the outhouse). Continue heading up.  When the trail intersects with the Corral Cyn/Mesa Peak Motorway stay to the left and continue heading up. At the next intersection with another fire road, stay to the right. At the next intersection with a single track trail, take the trail to the right (this is the Backbone Trail). Follow the BBT to the Corral Canyon parking lot. 

Mile 7 – the intersection with the BBT, turn left onto the BBT heading west.

Mile 13.3 – Continue on the BBT as it crosses Latigo Cyn. Rd. to the parking lot on Kanan Rd.

Mile 15.8 – Continue on the BBT and then turn left onto the Zuma Ridge Motorway - the cut off here is 10am. No exceptions. If you don't make it here by 10am you will be dropped down to the 50 mile here if you don't make this time cut off. 

Mile 19.2 – Follow the Zuma Ridge Motorway up and over the mountain, past Buzzard's Roost, to the intersection with the Zuma-Edison Motorway

Mile 21.8 – Continue on the Zuma Ridge Motorway all the way down to the parking lot at the bottom of the mountain. You must make it here by 11am. If you are a minute past this cut off you will be dropped down to the 50 mile race. 

Mile 22.7 – Turn left onto the Ridge Canyon Access trail and then turn right onto Bonsall Dr. (dirt) following it to the parking lot. Your drop bags will be available at this aid station. Head out again on Bonsall Dr (dirt)

Mile 23.2 – Turn right onto the Canyon View trail

Mile 24.5 – Turn left onto the Kanan-Edison fire road

Mile 25.8 – Turn left onto the Zuma Canyon Connector trail

Mile 26.5 – Turn left onto the Zuma-Edison Fire road

Mile 30.4 – Turn right on the Zuma Ridge Motorway

Mile 33.8 – Turn right onto the BBT at Kanan Trailhead 

Mile 36.3 – Turn right at the aid station and head uphill to stay on the BBT

Mile 38.3 – Cross the road at Latigo, and head through the aid station and stay on the BBT at the north end of the dirt parking lot 

Mile 42.9 – At the top of Corral Canyon road stay left on the road, and head uphill towards the towers. You will now be on the Bulldog fire road. Follow bulldog fire road through the old mash sight and on bulldog fire road until you reach the aid station. Absolutely no 100kers leave this aid station after 3:30pm. This is a strict cut-off. You will be sent back onto the 50 mile course if you don't make this cut-off. 

Mile 49.4 – Water only aid station w/drop bags. Turn around here, and head back up to Corral Canyon aid. If you gets here after 5pm you will be pulled. 

Mile 55.9 – Corral Canyon aid station. Run through the aid station and stay to your left to connect up with the BBT, and return the exact same way back to Malibu Creek State Park where you started. You must make it back up to here no later than 7:30pm. 

100K Course Profile and Aid Stations

#1-Corral Canyon #1- Mile 6.5
#2-Latigo Road #1 Crossing- Mile 11
#3-Kanan Road #1 Crossing- Mile 13 and DROP BAGS
#4-Zuma Ridge Fire Road- 50k Turn around- Mile 15.5 water only (please only fill up if you need water)
#5-Zuma Edison Ridge Motorway #1- Mile 19.2
#6-Bonsall Drive- Mile 22.7 & hot soup if its cold out. DROP BAGS
#7-Zuma Edison Ridge Motorway #2- Mile 31.3
#8-Kanan Road #2- Mile 36.3 DROP BAGS - GET YOUR LIGHT!
#9-Latigo Road #2 Crossing - Mile 38.3
#10-Corral Canyon #2- Mile 42.9
#11- Bulldog Road mile 49.5 water only DROP BAGS -GET YOUR LIGHT!
#12- Corral Canyon #3 mile 56

Total Elevation Gain: 16,082 feet

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50-Mile Turn by Turn Directions

From Malibu Creek State Park Miles 0-7: 

Follow the paved road through the campground to Spur trail. This will connect  to a paved road (Dorothy Dr.) and turn right on Dorothy Dr(in tapia Park). Follow Dorothy Dr. to a parking lot, and look for a trailhead to the right of the parking lot. Take that trail. The trail will cross a creek and head up on the other side. When you get to a small, cinder block outhouse, turn right on the trail heading up (the trail will be just before and next to the outhouse). Continue heading up.  When the trail intersects with the Corral Cyn/Mesa Peak Motorway stay to the left and continue heading up. At the next intersection with another fire road, stay to the right. At the next intersection with a single track trail, take the trail to the right (this is the Backbone Trail). Follow the BBT to the Corral Cyn. parking lot.

Mile 7 – the intersection with the BBT, turn left onto the BBT heading west.

Mile 13.3 – Continue on the BBT as it crosses Latigo Cyn. Rd. to the parking lot on Kanan Rd.

Mile 15.8 – Continue on the BBT and then turn left onto the Zuma Ridge Motorway

Mile 19.2 – Follow the Zuma Ridge Motorway up and over the mountain, past Buzzard's Roost, to the intersection with the Zuma-Edison Motorway

Mile 21.8 – Continue on the Zuma Ridge Motorway all the way down to the parking lot at the bottom of the mountain.

Mile 22.7 – Turn left onto the Ridge Canyon Access trail and then turn right onto Bonsall Dr. (dirt) following it to the parking lot. Your drop bags will be available at this aid station. Head out again on Bonsall Dr (dirt)

Mile 23.2 – Turn right onto the Canyon View trail

Mile 24.5 – Turn left onto the Kanan-Edison fire road

Mile 25.8 – Turn left onto the Zuma Canyon Connector trail

Mile 26.5 – Turn left onto the Zuma-Edison Fire road

Mile 30.4 – Turn right on the Zuma Ridge Motorway

Mile 33.8    Turn right onto the BBT at Kanan Trailhead 

Return the exact same way back to Malibu Creek State Park.

50-Mile Course Profile and Aid Stations

#1-Corral Canyon #1- Mile 6.5
#2-Latigo Road #1 Crossing- Mile 11
#3-Kanan Road #1 Crossing- Mile 13 and DROP BAGS
#4-Zuma Ridge Fire Road- 50k Turn around- Mile 15.5 water only (please only fill up if you need water)
#5-Zuma Edison Ridge Motorway #1- Mile 19.2
#6-Bonsall Drive- Mile 22.7 & hot soup if its cold out. DROP BAGS
#7-Zuma Edison Ridge Motorway #2- Mile 31.3
#8-Kanan Road #2- Mile 36.3 DROP BAGS - GET YOUR LIGHT!
#9-Latigo Road #2 Crossing - Mile 38.3
#10-Corral Canyon #2- Mile 42.9 last aid station to the finish!

What to expect at the aid stations: TONS of sweet and salty snacks, PB&J's, Potato's, lots of fruit, Clif gels and Clif shot blocks, Clif electrolyte drink, and Salt Stick Electrolyte Pills. If it's hot we will have ice at most aid stations. If it's cold we will have hot soup(vegetarian chili) at mile 22.7.

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50K Turn by Turn Directions

From Malibu Creek State Park Miles 0-7: 

Follow the paved road through the campground to Spur trail. This will connect  to a paved road (Dorothy Dr.) and turn right on Dorothy Dr(in tapia Park). Follow Dorothy Dr. to a parking lot, and look for a trailhead to the right of the parking lot.  Take that trail. The trail will cross a creek and head up on the other side. When you get to a small, cinder block outhouse, turn right on the trail heading up (the trail will be just before and next to the outhouse). Continue heading up.  When the trail intersects with the Corral Cyn/Mesa Peak Motorway stay to the left and continue heading up. At the next intersection with another fire road, stay to the right. At the next intersection with a single track trail, take the trail to the right (this is the Backbone Trail). Follow the BBT to the Corral Cyn. parking lot.

Mile 7 – At the intersection with the BBT, turn left onto the BBT heading west.

Mile 13.3 – Continue on the BBT as it crosses Latigo Cyn. Rd. to the parking lot on Kanan Rd.

Mile 15.8 – Continue on the BBT and then turn left onto the Zuma Ridge. Turn around here at the water only aid station. Return back to the start finish the exact same way you got here. 

50K Course Profile and Aid Stations

#1-Corral Canyon- Mile 6.5 
#2- Latigo Road Crossing- Mile 11
#3- Kanan Trailhead- Mile 13 - drop bags 
#4- Zuma Fire Road and 50k Turn Around- Mile 15.5 (water only) 
#5- Kanan Trailhead- Mile 18 - DROP BAGS (2x)
#6- Latigo Road Crossing-  Mile 20
#7- Corral Canyon-  Mile 24.5 (last aid station before finish) 

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Marathon Turn-by-Turn Directions

From Malibu Creek State Park Miles 0-7: 

Follow the paved road through the campground to Spur trail. This will connect  to a paved road (Dorothy Dr.) and turn right on Dorothy Dr(in tapia Park). Follow Dorothy Dr. to a parking lot, and look for a trailhead to the right of the parking lot.  Take that trail. The trail will cross a creek and head up on the other side. When you get to a small, cinder block outhouse, turn right on the trail heading up (the trail will be just before and next to the outhouse). Continue heading up.  When the trail intersects with the Corral Cyn/Mesa Peak Motorway stay to the left and continue heading up. At the next intersection with another fire road, stay to the right. At the next intersection with a single track trail, take the trail to the right (this is the Backbone Trail). Follow the BBT to the Corral Cyn. parking lot.

Mile 7 – At the intersection with the BBT, turn left onto the BBT heading west.

Mile 13.3 – Continue on the BBT as it crosses Latigo Cyn. Rd. to the parking lot on Kanan Rd. You will turn around here. 

 

 

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