Haven’t you always wanted to run in a quarry? Well here’s your chance. Back by popular demand – the Rock the Quarry Four Mile Trail Challenge. The trail starts at Grove Stone and Sand Quarry and winds upward to the top edge of the quarry, yielding a panoramic view of the Swannanoa River Valley. Proceeds of this race go to Presbyterian Home for Children.
The course sounds more interesting that just a quarry.
The trail begins at the Picnic Shelter at base of the quarry. A flat beginning, the first mile follows gravel haul road, past beaver ponds, and through wooded trail. The wooded section is about ½ mile uphill with a creek crossing. Participants come out onto the haul road for a one mile stretch that is straight uphill to the top edge of the quarry to a panoramic view of the Swannanoa Valley and Black Mountain range. The trail narrows and descends down the forested mountainside. Participants pass by horse pastureland of neighboring Camp Rockmont and finish at the Picnic Shelter.