Overall Rating
Overall Rating (1 Review)
5
(1 Ratings)  (1 Review)
DIFFICULTY
5
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
3
The Quest for the Crest Trail Races are held in the Black Mountains of Western North Carolina, about 60-90 minutes outside of Asheville, NC. It’s an easy drive to Burnsville or fly into Asheville and rent a car. Quest for the Crest comes from the fact that during the 50K … MORE
Local Weather (May 14):
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
 
H (°F) 56 69 63 83 76
L (°F) 42 49 42 52 39
Powered by Dark Sky
Find Nearby Lodging (hotel, rental, etc.):

Recent reviews

    dougiefres1 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Incredibly challenging race that is closer to 36 miles than 31 miles and has 24,000feet of elevation change. You climb 3 peaks of over 6000 feet including the highest peak … MORE

    Incredibly challenging race that is closer to 36 miles than 31 miles and has 24,000feet of elevation change. You climb 3 peaks of over 6000 feet including the highest peak east of the Mississippi Mount Mitchell at almost 6700 feet. The trail is extremely technical with few “runnable” sections. It is much harder than most 50 mile ultras and has a 14.5 hour cutoff. You will need it. Definitely a bucket list race for hardcore ultra trail runners.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    M_Sohaskey May 24, 2019 at 11:41am

    And with that, I'm official intrigued! Thanks for bringing the Quest to our attention Doug, I was naive to its epic challenge before this. And I'm still trying to envision… MORE

    And with that, I'm official intrigued! Thanks for bringing the Quest to our attention Doug, I was naive to its epic challenge before this. And I'm still trying to envision cramming 24,000 ft of elevation change into 36 miles... LESS

    Please login to reply to this review.

  1. Races
  2. Quest for the Crest Trail Races