The 8th Annual Super Hike will be NEW AND IMPROVED!
SAVE THE DATE - September 10, 2016
Stay Tuned - by reading The Keystone Hiker and checking in on Facebook - for information as we plan this INCREDIBLE day for you!
The Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run is a trail challenge event for adventurous trail runners and hikers on the wild river hills of the lower Susquehanna Gorge.
This daunting trail challenge event on the Mason Dixon and Conestoga Trails alternates breathtaking vistas with steep descents into dark, scenic hollows followed by strenuous climbs to the next vista. Prepare yourself for the steep hills, rocky terrain and deep ravines of the Susquehanna Super Hike, an arduous, undulating and challenging course.
Although the Susquehanna Super Hike is a supremely challenging timed event, the challenge is not to "win" or "come in first," but to complete the hike in 12 hours or less. For many participants, the Susquehanna Super Hike and Ultra Trail Run is the ultimate test of physical fitness and mental toughness. "Winning" is the personal satisfaction that comes with finishing the course in the allotted time.
Just a few of the highlights of the 2015 course included Wind Cave, House Rock Vista, Tucquan Creek, the Pinnacle Overlook, Kelly's Run, crossing the Susquehanna River on the Norman Wood Bridge, historic Lock 12, and Oakland Run. Participants of the longer cours enjoyed the scenic Urey Overlook and Otter Creek.
Three trail clubs are responsible for building and maintaining the Mason Dixon and Conestoga Trails and have been hard at work preparing the route for this event: the York Hiking Club
, the Lancaster Hiking Club
, and the Mason Dixon Trail System.
Without their efforts, the Susquehanna Super Hike and Ultra Trail Run would not be possible!
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers ARE NEEDED for the Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run. Many volunteer opportunities are available including registration (Saturday morning), parking, checkpoints, trail sweeps, and more. Approximately 120 volunteers are needed.