Three-time Xterra world champ Melanie McQuaid is always in search of the ultimate trail experience. Here are her top five favorite runs.
Xterra Trail Running World Championship course,
There are a ton of amazing trails on Oahu, but one of the coolest is this Xterra 21K course. This run can only be experienced by participating in the race, as it winds through the private property of Kualoa Ranch, location of movie and television shoots including “Jurassic Park” and “Lost.” It culminates with the steepest, longest, gnarliest climb you will ever do followed by a jungle plunge through muddy single-track.