Trailblaze Challenge

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A Spring and Fall hike sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation that challenges advanced trekkers to a 28.3 mile (or 16.4 mile) hike with the intent to raise money for the foundation.

Previous event photo finish
Trail Name Foothills
Nearest City Cashiers
State North Carolina
Trail Marking Unknown
Trail Use/Features Use hiking.jpg
Time expectations
Hiking Time 20 hrs 00 mins
Driving Time

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Total Time

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Trail Attributes
Total Distance 28.3 Miles
Elevation Gain 5631* Feet
Difficulty Index 56.455*
Difficulty Rating Extreme
High Point 3225 Feet
Low Point 1600 Feet
Elevation Range 1625 Feet
Latitude 35.02565
Longitude -83.01842
Nearest Medical Asheville, NC
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Driving Directions

I-40 West 106.4 miles to Exit 46A (left)
I-26 East 9.7 miles to Exit 40
Right onto NC-280 16.0 miles
Straight onto Hwy 276 327.4 miles



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Photo finish! The Big Picture

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