Devil's Den Trail Run

Miscellaneous Information

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Start: 8:00 a.m.

Race #4 of the 2006-2007 Ultra Trail Series

Distance:  15-18 miles

Map: Available at the start or Ranger Station

Start Area: Parking area just past the Pool/Pavilion/Playground (look for the white pop-up tent)

Location: 8 miles south of Fayetteville on I-540 (Exit 53),then 18 miles southwest on Hwy. 170, or 7 miles west of I-540 (Exit 45) at Winslow on Hwy. 74.


No frills, No fees, No whining.


Donations to AURA welcome and strongly encouraged.


Prizes for the best Costumes.

Tricks & Treats at the finish.


Official Description: The Butterfield Hiking Trail gets its name from the Butterfield Stagecoach which ran in the area between 1858-1861. The Butterfield Trail is one of the few looped backpacking trails in the state. Beginning in Devil's Den State Park near the park's pavilion, the trail crosses Hwy. 74 and passes near Mount Olive. Scenic views, such as Blackburn Creek and Vista Point, are plentiful. Rock formations and mountainous outcroppings provide photographers with dramatic subjects.


Real Description: Rocky and technical.  The trail is somewhat hard to follow but, marked with blue blazes and mile markers.  


This run is not for the faint of heart and not recommended for novice trail runners.  Be prepared to run over and through rock gardens, carry plenty of water and watch for trail makers.

Links to Butterfield Trail maps:



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