Smith Mountain Loop

Miscellaneous Information

Distance:  23-24 miles

Course: The start is near the Turnaround aid station of the AT100 (mile 58) and the route covers approximately 15 distinct miles of the race course, including about four miles on un-maintained 4-wheeler road over Smith Mountain.  The remainder of the run is on well-maintained forest roads. 

Support: Water will be placed every several miles.  Keep your own time.

Directions:   The run starts at the intersection of Forest Service roads 114 and 2. Recommended driving directions to this location from Williams Junction (intersection of highways 10 and 9) : Go west on Hwy 9 for approximately 3 miles. Right on FSR 132 (aka Winona Scenic Drive). Follow approximately 11 miles. Go left on FSR 75. Follow about 2 miles, and turn left at the intersection with FSR 114. It's less than a quarter mile to the FSR 2 intersection. Plenty of free parking there.

If you look on a map, taking FSR 114 looks inviting, but most people have been trained not to take that road because of the odds of winding up with a flat tire.