50 miles ... Sua Sponte!
"Somewhere inside we hear a voice. It leads us in the direction of who we wish to become. But it is up to us whether or not to follow." -Pat Tillman
Event's current local time: 3:25 PM PT
Your adventure starts with a thirty minute train ride on the historic Chelatchie Prarie railroad to the start line of the Hellz Bellz Ultra at the Hantwick Trailhead. If there's a morning chill, not to worry as you will be warming up quick after an intense and grueling climb up Bells Mountain. After passing through multiple clear cuts, stream crossings and stunning views of Mt St Helens... around the ten mile mark you'll come to the Yacolt Burn Aid Station>> Upon leaving the Yacolt Burn Aid Station you will embark on a counter clock wise loop on the Tarbell Trail. It will be twenty two plus miles of technical climbs, amazing waterfalls and breath taking views, looping you back around to the same Yacolt Burn AS. >> May want to rest up for a brief moment, get your bearings before
starting the last push back down the Bells Mountain trail ..for the 10 plus miles to the Finish..... where you'll Ring the Bell!
In addition to the HellZ Bellz Ultra, We'll be adding The Purgatory Trail Marathon! (more details upon permit approval)
This event is in what we consider our backyard... we love these trails and outdoor places. While your out there soaking in the views and rejoicing in the pain.... please leave no trace.
There will be two additional fully stocked Aid Stations located on the Tarbell section of the course.The Grouse Vista AS approx mile 17 & Tarbell AS approx mile 27 for a total of 4 Aid Stations. One SMALL drop bag is allowed & will be waiting at the Yacolt Burn AS
Hellz Bellz packet pick up & check in will be located in the town of Yacolt at " Yacolt Recreation Park" .
Tent camping will be available at the park on the night before the event. Opening at 12:00pm Sat 7/1
Yacolt will be having their Rendezvous Days Celebration this weekend. So come spend the whole weekend as there will be plenty of activities going on and local vendors to support!
It is REQUIRED you check in at Yacolt Recreation Park no later than 5:00am on Sunday 7/2
There will be Shuttle service to Hantwick/Start line (Please do not just show up at Hantwick the morning of as there is no parking availability that time of day) & Shuttle service will be available to bring you back to the park upon your epic finish. Permits Pending
We will have more information coming soon with updates to the website, new partners & as permits are being finalized.
Stoked to share the trails with you all!
FYI: We are capping this event at 120