The OJ Rudacille Gen. Mdse. store, refueling point halfway through the Browntown Loop.

Keith Knipling

July 4 Trifecta Day 1: Browntown Loop

Smooth, runnable loop up and over the Blue Ridge and back. Wear red, white, and blue.

  • Thu Jul 4, 2024
Start location
Start time
  • 7:00 am
  • 23 miles
Total ascent/descent
  • 3,725 feet
GPX file
Run organizer

The Browntown Loop is always run on Independence Day and is this year’s first run in the Trifecta. Bring cash for the OJ Rudacille general store in Browntown. This is the only aid on the run.

New this year. Robin and Adam Watkins have graciously offered to host us. We will start from their property outside Little Washington, run a slightly modified Browntown loop, and finish back at their place with a picnic hangout. It will be potluck style, so please everyone bring a dish to share! They have a large outdoor griddle that we can use and fridge space for people to store food during the run.

A GPX file for this year’s run is available for download in the sidebar. The route is 2.1 miles longer than the historic Browntown Loop, whose details (including maps and turn sheets), are on Furbutt’s Favorites. Note that those maps do not include this year’s modified start/finish, so ignore the parts on the Jordan River Trail and don’t drive to the Bean Hollow Trailhead!

Running into Browntown during the 2014 run
Running into Browntown during the 2014 run.

Last updated June 21, 2024