Leg 3, 5.02 miles, rated extremely difficult.
Leg 3 starts along the beautiful Netarts Bay, 9.91 miles into the race, just past Whiskey Creek Fish Hatchery on Netarts Bay Rd. Leg 3 is relatively flat for a about 2.5 miles, and then in the next 2.5 miles climbs over 800 feet with a 6.5% grade (category 2 climb) earning this leg a rating of extremely difficult. This is the 3rd longest leg, but with its climb makes it the most challenging leg in the relay. It finishes at the summit of Cape Lookout State Park just East of the upper parking lot. This leg has stunning views of Netarts Bay. See map of leg 3 on the right. Use scroll on rt. side of map to view elevation chart at the bottom. Links to other leg maps below.