The following map of the entire course is interactive and is linked to  When viewing the interactive map, you can highlight a section of the course to view a more detailed elevation chart of that section.  To view a more detailed section:

  1. Move your cursor along the x-axis (mileage) of the elevation graph.  Mileage, elevation, and % grade will be displayed.
  2. Click and hold a beginning point on the elevation graph.  Drag your cursor and highlight the segment/distance that you wish to view in greater detail.  When you release your mouse, the highlighted segment will be displayed.
  3. To return to the full graph, single click the elevation chart.


MOJE Course Notes:

  1. The course is 100% paved.
  2. The start and finish are at the Ashe County Civic Center.
  3. The course is out and back: 3.3 miles to the summit of Mount Jefferson (1,342 ft. gain)…and 3.3 miles back (1,342 ft. loss).
  4. The course has 1 intersection that is run through twice.  After starting at the Ashe County Civic Center on Mt. Jefferson Rd., at 0.1 mile runners will turn Left on Mt. Jefferson State Park Rd.  Runners will remain on Mt. Jefferson State Park Rd. to the summit and back (approximately 6.4 miles).  With 0.1 mile remaining, runners will turn right onto Mt. Jefferson Rd. before their sprint to the finish at the Civic Center.

Course Cue Sheet

Start Ashe County Civic Center Mt. Jefferson Rd.
0.1 miles Left
Mt. Jefferson State Park Rd.
1.4 miles Park Entrance
Ranger Station Restroom Available
2.0 miles Overlook 1
3.0 miles Overlook 2
3.3 miles Summit Turnaround
3.6 miles Overlook 2
4.5 miles Overlook 1
5.2 miles Park Exit
Ranger Station Restroom Available
6.5 miles Right – Mt. Jefferson Rd.
6.6 miles Finish Ashe County Civic Center

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