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The course is divided into five sections, with checkpoints at the end of each section. The fifth checkpoint being the finish. There will be strict cut-off times at each of the checkpoints. The time limit for the entire race is twenty-two hours. The official checkpoints and cut-off times are listed below.
The DCNR has provided maps and elevation profiles for the entire Laurel Highlands Hiking trail. These guides are split into the Northern
and Southern portions of the trail. Make sure you download both sections to get a complete picture of the trail.
LHHT map showing the Southern portion of the trail.
LHHT elevation profile showing the Southern portion of the trail.
LHHT map showing the Northern portion of the trail.
LHHT elevation profile showing the Northern portion of the trail.
The course can also be viewed on Google Maps by clicking on Google Map of Laurel Highlands Trail
or in Google Earth by clicking on Google Earth Map of Laurel Highlands Trail (note: to use the Google Earth tool you must download it from Download Google Earth Tool )
Special thanks to Chris Garber for putting together the GPS information on the course.
Note that the GPS coordinates are for the parking areas at each checkpoint.
The checkpoint mileage and cut-off times are shown below.
Times are listed in both elapsed time and time of day.
Also listed is the average pace per mile that will have to be maintained.
|Checkpoint||Mileage||Sect. Mileage||Time of day||Cut-off (hrs:mins)||Sect. Time||Overall Pace||Sect. Pace|
|#1 - Route 653||19.3||19.3||11:15 am||5:45:00||5:45:00||0:17:53||0:17:53|
|#2 - Route 31||32.3||13.0||3:00 pm||9:30:00||3:45:00||0:17:39||0:17:18|
|#3 - Route 30||46.4||14.1||7:30 pm||14:00:00||4:30:00||0:18:06||0:19:09|
|#4 - Route 271||57.1||10.7||11:00 pm||17:30:00||3:30:00||0:18:23||0:19:38|
|Finish - Route 56||70.5||13.4||3:30 am||22:00:00||4:30:00||0:18:43||0:20:09|
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