Crossing Skyline Drive at the top of Hogback Mountain (2018 Kerry’s Death March).

Keith Knipling

July 4 Trifecta Day 2: Little Devils Stairs

A figure-eight loop featuring Little Devil Stairs, a mid-run stop at Elkwallow, some excellent views from Hogback, and a long, bombing downhill finish.

  • Mon Jul 3, 2023
Start location
Start time
  • 7:00 am
  • 15.5 miles
Total ascent/descent
  • 3,300 feet
Run organizer

This 15.5 mile run starts at the trailhead for Little Devils Stairs Trail and quickly climbs up a gorge with numerous waterfalls and views of the gorge. Enjoy mid-run aid (and blackberry ice cream!) at Elkwallow Wayside (bring cash). The run ends with a sweet descent on Keyser Run Fire Road past an old cemetery, and back to the Little Devils Stairs trailhead.

More details on the run, including map and GPX file, are on Furbutt’s Favorites.

2019 Marker Photo
Marker in the Bolen Cemetery, passed near the end of the run.

Last updated June 28, 2023