Vertical Mile Challenge V


Are you ready for the next Vertical Mile Challenge.  This event is sure to attract even more trail runners from North Carolina and surrounding states due to its growing popularity and challenging venue. Participants run a 2.2 mile trail loop eight times , covering 5,280 feet up and 5,280 feet down (a vertical mile).  Each loop, runners climb the popular "Stairway to Heaven" trail, which is approximately a third-mile long with an elevation change of more than 500 feet at a 25 to 30 percent grade.  


Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area

  • Address: 3451 Rocky Face Church Rd., Hiddenite, NC 28636
  • Phone: (828) 632-1093