Twin Peaks Ultra | Course Information

The Twin Peaks course consists of 100% Singletrack and Fireroad in the beautiful Santa Ana Mountains within the Cleveland National Forest (Start/Finish located in South Corona, CA).


Training runs:

Dates TBD
(if you are signed up to run Twin Peaks you will get more info on the training runs via email)

Course Description:
Note: There is a 50K option (either via registration or dropping down during the race). If you drop to the 50k during the race or choose to run the 50k in general, you still still get credited with a 50k finish and will receive a medal, but will not get an official placement or any other type of award.
The 50k course follows the 50M course until mile 25 then turns left to head back to the start/finish.

Miles 0-9 (You call this a hill?)
The race starts at an elevation of 1,200' (race low point) with a 6.5 mile climb up Indian Truck Trail. An full aid station awaits at the top (3,800' Mile 6.5). After a short flat-like section, runners climb up Main Divide and pass by Tracbuo Peak (4,613').
Miles 10-15 (Feeling Groovy)
Runners contiune on Main Divide and go downhill for roughly the next 5 miles. At mile 10.5 you will pass the West Horsethief Aid Staiton (4,100') and turn right going down the steep but runable trail. After 1 mile you will stay right to get on Trabuco Trail which will eventually lead you past some cabins and into the Holy Jim (1,700' Mile 14.5) Aid Station. Fill up at the full aid station and head up Holy Jim Trail past some more cabins. In about 1 mile you will see a signpost that says "Main Divide Road". Follow this sign and turn left.
Miles 15-22 (Thought Shall Probably Take the RD's Name in Vain)
The climb up HolY Jim Trail will present you with beautiful views of the surrounding canyons and peaks. This may or may not take your mind off the relentless but runable climb filled with numerous switchbacks. You will eventually come out on Main Divide Trail and the Water-Only Bear Springs Aid Station (4,000' Mile 19.0). You will turn left on Main Divide Road and make your way up to the Santiago Peak full Aid Station (5,687') which is the high point of the race. Turn around here and run back down.
Miles 22-30 (What goes up, must come down)
About 1.5 miles down from the summit, you need to turn left down the Upper Holy Jim singletrack. This fun 1.5 mile section will drop you out onto Main Divide Road at the radio-only Upper Holy Jim Aid Station (4,000' Mile 25.0). From here you will turn right onto Main Divide Road (or turn left if you are dropping to the 50K). Continuing to the right assures that you will either finish the 50 Mile distance or get a DNF. In just a half mile you will take a left turn at the Bear Springs Water Aid Station and go back down the Holy Jim Singletrack. At mile 29 you will stay right and NOT go to the Falls. Mile 30 will find you back at the full Holy Jim Aid Station (1,700').
Miles 30-42 (The True Test)
The substantial Twin Peaks elevation gain takes place almost entirely in the first 42 miles. If you haven't yet taken the RD's name in vain - you probably will sometime in this section. Miles 30-33 are very runnable. At mile 33 you will need to turn left and go up the West Horsethief Trail. You will climb up to the Water-Only West Horsethief Aid Station (4,100' Mile 34). From here you will turn left on Main Divide Road, go past Trabuco Peak again (enjoy the descent on the other side!) and reach the Indian Truck Trail (3,800') Full Aid Station at mile 38. You will continue on Main Divide Road, past the Radio-Only aid station at the bottom of Upper Holy Jim and past the water-only aid station of Bear Springs (4,000) at mile 39.5. Continuing on Main Divide Road, you will reach the summit of Santiago Peak (5,687' Mile 42) for a second time. You will turn around here and run back down.
Miles 42-52.5 (You've Made it this Far)
If you have made it this far, the race is in the bag. Many of you will be desending into the darkness and if you are lucky will see a gorgeous sunrise from the summit. About 1.5 miles down from the summit, you need to turn left down the Upper Holy Jim singletrack. This fun (might be less fun in the dark!) 1.5 mile section will drop you out onto Main Divide Road at the radio-only Upper Holy Jim Aid Station (4,000' Mile 45.0). This time you wil turn left at Main Divide Road and make your way back to the Indian Truck Trail (3,800') Full Aid Station at mile 46. You will turn left down Indian Truck Trail and 6.5 miles of desecnt later - you will have compelted Twin Peaks!


Course Map & Profile
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50Mile (52.5 miles & 15,000'-17,000' Estimated Gain) (Google Earth File)

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Aid Station Master List

   
  # Mile Elevation Radio Aid Crew Open Close Cutoff
Start 1 0.0 1200' Yes Full Yes 4:00 AM  
IndianTT1 2 6.5 3800' Yes Full No 5:30 AM  
Horsethief1 3 10.5 4100' No Water No 6:15 AM  
HolyJim1 4 14.5 1700' Yes Full Yes 7:00 AM  
BearSprings1 5 19.0 4000' No Water No 8:30 AM  
UpperHJ-TOP1 6 20.5 4900' No Water No 8:45 AM    
Santiago1 7 22.0 5687' Yes Full No 9:15 AM  
UpperHJ-TOP2 8 23.5 4900' No Water No  
UpperHJBase1 9 25.0 4000' Yes No No 9:35 AM  
BearSprings2 10 25.3 4000' No Water No  
HolyJim2 11 29.8 1700' Yes Full Yes 3:15 PM  
Horsethief2 12 33.8 4100' No Water No 4:00 PM  
IndianTT2 13 37.8 3800' Yes Full No  
UpperHJBase2 14 38.8 4000' Yes No No  
BearSprings3 15 39.0 4000' No Water No 5:30 PM -
UpperHJ-TOP3 16 40.5 4900' No Water No  
Santiago2 17 42.0 5687' Yes Full No 6:15 PM 6:30 PM
UpperHJ-TOP4 18 43.5 4900' No Water No 6:45 PM  
UpperHJBase3 19 45.0 4000' Yes No No 7:15 PM -
IndianTT3 20 46.0 3800' Yes Full No 7:45 PM 7:45 PM
Finish 21 52.5 1200' Yes Full Yes   9:30 PM 9:30 PM

Pace Chart (to make Cutoffs)
    19min Pace 18min Pace   17min Pace  
  Mile Time Clock Time Clock Clock Time Clock Clock
Start 0.0 0.00 4:30 AM 0 4:30 AM 6:00 AM 0.00 4:30 AM 6:00 AM
IndianTT1 6.5 2.06 6:35 AM 1.95 6:25 AM 7:55 AM 1.84 6:20 AM 7:50 AM
Horsethief1 10.5 3.33 7:50 AM 3.15 7:40 AM 9:10 AM 2.98 7:30 AM 9:00 AM
HolyJim1 14.5 4.59 8:35 AM 4.35 8:50 AM 10:20 AM 4.11 8:35 AM 10:05 AM
BearSprings1 19.0 6.02 10:30 AM 5.7 10:10 AM 11:40 AM 5.38 9:55 AM 11:25 AM
UpperHJ-TOP 20.5 6.49 11:00 AM 6.15 10:40 AM 12:10 PM 5.81 10:20 AM 11:50 AM
Santiago1 22.0 6.97 11:30 AM 6.6 11:05 AM 12:35 PM 6.23 10:45 AM 12:15 PM
UpperHJ-TOP 23.5 7.44 12:00 PM 7.05 11:30 AM 1:00 PM 6.66 11:20 AM 12:50 PM
UpperHJ1 25.0 7.92 12:25 PM 7.5 12:00 PM 1:30 PM 7.08 11:35 AM 1:05 PM
BearSprings2 25.3 8.00 12:35 PM 7.575 12:10 PM 1:40 PM 7.15 11:45 AM 1:15 PM
HolyJim2 29.8 9.42 2:00 PM 8.925 1:30 PM 3:00 PM 8.43 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
Horsethief2 33.8 10.69 3:15 PM 10.125 2:40 PM 4:10 PM 9.56 2:05 PM 3:35 PM
IndianTT2 37.8 11.95 4:30 PM 11.325 3:55 PM 5:25 PM 10.70 3:15 PM 4:45 PM
UpperHJ2 38.8 12.27 4:50 PM 11.625 4:10 PM 5:40 PM 10.98 3:35 PM 5:05 PM
BearSprings3 39.0 12.35 5:00 PM 11.7 4:20 PM 5:50 PM 11.05 3:40 PM 5:10 PM
UpperHJ-TOP 40.5 12.83 5:20 PM 12.15 4:40 PM 6:10 PM 11.48 4:00 PM 5:30 PM
Santiago2 42.0 13.30 5:50 PM 12.6 7:05 PM 8:35 PM 11.90 4:25 PM 5:55 PM
UpperHJ-TOP 43.5 13.78 6:20 PM 13.05 5:30 PM 7:00 PM 12.33 4:50 PM 6:20 PM
UpperHJ3 45.0 14.25 6:45 PM 13.5 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 12.75 5:15 PM 6:45 PM
IndianTT3 46.0 14.57 7:05 PM 13.8 6:20 PM 7:50 PM 13.03 5:30 PM 7:00 PM
Finish 52.5 16.63 9:10 PM 15.75 8:15 PM 9:45 PM 14.88 7:15 PM 8:45 PM

Overview Map


Turn by Turn Directions
with GPS Coordinates


Start
Mile 0
Go Straight on Indian Truck Trail
33º44'32.03"N 117º27'31.62"W
Indian Truck Trail 1
Mile 6.5
Turn left on Main Divide Road
33º42'28.55"N 117º30'5.33"W
West Horsethief 1
Mile 10.5
Turn Right on West Horsethief Singletrack
33º41'22.66"N 117º27'57.77"W
Trabuco Trail Split
Mile 11.5
Turn Right on Trabuco Trail
33º41'2.50"N 117º28'41.10"W
Holy Jim 1
Mile 14.5
Turn Right on Holy Jim Trail
33º40'37.09"N 117º31'1.56"W
Holy Jim Split
Mile 15.5
Turn Left at Sign toward Main Divide
33º41'33.13"N 117º30'45.14"W
Bear Springs 1
Mile 19.0
Turn Left on Main Divide Road
33º42'37.43"N 117º31'9.60"W
Santiago Peak 1
Mile 22.0
Turn Around and go back same Way
33º42'37.73"N 117º32'3.62"W
Upper Holy Jim Top
Mile 23.5
Turn Left down Upper HOly Jim Singletrack
33º42'59.80"N 117º31'11.24"W
Upper Holy Jim Bottom 1
Mile 25.0
Turn Right on Main Divide Road
(turn Left if you are dropping to the 50k)
33º42'38.77"N 117º30'55.51"W
Bear Springs 2
Mile 25.5
Turn Left down Holy Jim Singletrack Trail
33º42'37.43"N 117º31'9.60"W
Holy Jim Split
Mile 29.0
Turn right at Main Divide/Falls Sign
33º41'29.63"N 117º30'42.04"W
Holy Jim 2
Mile 30.0
Turn Left on Trabuco Road
33º40'37.09"N 117º31'1.56"W
Trabuco Trail Split
Mile 33.0
Turn Left on West Horsethief Trail
33º41'2.50"N 117º28'41.10"W
West Horsethief 2
Mile 34.0
Turn Left on Main Divide Road
33º41'22.66"N 117º27'57.77"W
Indian Truck Trail 2
Mile 38.0
Continue on Main Divide Road
33º42'28.55"N 117º30'5.33"W
Upper Holy Jim Bottom 2
Mile 39.0
Continue on Main Divide Road
33º42'38.77"N 117º30'55.51"W
Bear Springs 3
Mile 39.5
Continue on Main Divide Road
33º42'37.43"N 117º31'9.60"W
Santiago Peak 2
Mile 42.0
Turn Around and go back same Way
33º42'37.73"N 117º32'3.62"W
Upper Holy Jim Top
Mile 43.5
Turn Left down Upper Holy Jim Singletrack
33º42'59.80"N 117º31'11.24"W
Upper Holy Jim Bottom 3
Mile 45.0
Turn Left on Main Divide Road
33º42'38.77"N 117º30'55.51"W
Indian Truck Trail 3
Mile 46.0
TUrn Left on Indian Truck Trail
33º42'28.55"N 117º30'5.33"W
Finish
Mile 52.5
33º44'32.03"N 117º27'31.62"W