Longleaf Horse Trail

 The map above shows the 2016 markings. Before each race the RD will send
out instructions and a map showing the current course and markings.
(They may vary due to scheduled NFS burns, and hunting seasons)
The 50 milers usually run the big orange loop three times, then run the small blue
loop twice. (In the past, the 50 milers have sometimes run the big loop 4 times). This will make
the 50 mile run more interesting, and allows a later cut-off for starting the last lap. The 50K
runners will run the 20K loop twice, and the 10 K loop once. The 20K folks will run the 20 k loop.
The final decision on the course will be made before the Friday night briefing, and will depend on
course condition and where the NFS has done their seasonal burns.

The course is not hilly or steep by usual ultra standards.
The lowest evevation is over 200' ASL and the highest is under 400'ASL.

See  FAQ's on the course, aid stations

See GPS data collected by runners during the run.



Here's the USDA Forest Service Brochure on the Longleaf Trail

The MS 50 is run on the two loops at the top of the map 
(It does not use the loop that goes by Tiger Creek church)
The start/finish is at the Longleaf Trail Camping Area (arrow)

Topographic Map

 Unfortunately this map does not show the trails, but it does show the contour lines. Note that the high and low elevations in this area are between 250' and 350', so those of us that have trouble with altitude are safe.

Here's a map hand drawn by Carl Touchstone in 1996