||Km 24.0 (26.0)Aid
Station No. 4, County Road 510, 1,467'
||Km 17.3 (32.7)Aid Station
No. 5, Bismark Creek, 1,138'
|| 1,123 feet
|| 1,473 feet
Aid Station No. 4 (County Road 510)
at Km 24.0 (26.0, 1,467 feet) straddles Country Road
510. No parking is available.
From the aid station, racers descend
to Bismark Creek at Km 23.1 (26.9, 1,362 feet) before
climbing into the Mead Highlands, reaching the section's
high elevation point at Km 22.4 (27.6, 1,473 feet).
Racers will get their first glimpse
of Lake Superior as they descend 250 feet from the
high point to cross Club Creek at Km 20.9 (29.1, 1,211
Bismark Creek is crossed again at Km
18.2 (31.8, 1,140 feet), and one of its tributaries
is crossed at Km 17.6 (32.4, 1,123 feet), before racers
reach Aid Station No. 5 (Bismark Creek) at Km 17.3
(32.7, 1,138 feet), which is located on a plateau
at the western limit of the Forestville Plains. No
parking is available.
here to read about Trail Section No. 6.
here or on map above for high-resolution,
1:24,000-based, USGS imagery of Trail Section No.
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