Course Info & Map
2021 Blanchard Beast Virtual Race
Blanchard Beast Race Course
Photos of Key Intersections
Mid Road Climb
Bottom of Alternate Incline
Top of Alternate Incline
Top of Lily Lake Trail
Top of Max's Shortcut
After Max's Shortcut
Lily Lake/Oyster Dome Intersection
Top of Oyster Dome Trail
Turn to Overlook
Start of Overlook
End of Overlook
First Road Crossing
Second Road Crossing
Bottom of Max's Shortcut
Mid Lily Lake Trail
Road to Upper Lot
Text-Based Course Directions
Below is a description of the route. A printable map of Blanchard from the DNR can be found
Start at the
at Blanchard State Forest
Proceed up the trail to the Upper Lot
Turn right and run up the road towards Alternate Incline Trail
Turn left and run up Alternate Incline towards Lizard Lake
Continue left to the Lily-Lizard Trail towards Lily Lake
Continue right towards Lily Lake
Continue straight past the side trail (note there is no signage)
Go left towards Oyster Dome
Make a sharp left turn down the Samish Bay Trail towards the Samish Overlook
Mid descent there is a "danger cliffs" sign. Continue left to stay on the Samish Bay Trail
Turn left at the obvious intersection and head up the trail to the Samish Overlook. DO NOT turn right or you will have a fun out and back down to Chuckanut Drive
Exit the trail to the overlook and continue towards the billboard/kiosk
Continue left and cross the parking lot towards the yellow car barriers/poles. Go on the Larry Read Trail where you should past several horse stalls on the right
At the gravel road, take a left up hill.
Note: A reroute is required since the Larry Reed Trail is blocked/closed due to the road consruction ahead.
Take a right on the new gravel road.
Around 100 feet down the road the Larry Reed Trail will pick back up. Take a left here.
Continue straight across the next gravel road. You will take an uphill, left turn
At the old hiker/horse divide follow the path to the right.
Where the two trails re-join, continue right.
Go right on the Lily-Max Connector towards the Upper Lot
Make a U-turn to the right to head towards the Upper Lot. DO NOT go straight towards Lily Lake
Once at the road turn left and head up the road to the Upper Lot
Go through the parking lot and turn right once at the kiosk. Head down the Lily-Lizard Trail towards the Lower Lot
Finish at the Lower Lot!
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