Note: Samples of the map are provided here for educational purposes only; the map shown here is not kept up-to-date. The course shown is a Beginner/Intermediate course, and actual controls do not exist in the terrain.

The purpose of providing these navigational and physical ratings below is to provide greater context for how challenging an orienteering course at this venue might be. For example, an advanced-level course at a local city park will be easier to complete than an advanced-level course in the mountains.

Navigational Challenge Rating: 7

Winding trails through often dense forest provide one type of navigational challenge. But the big, unique challenge here is the frequency of “kettles”–places where ancient glaciers dumped silt and rocks as they melted, actually reversing the expected terrain on the map. What looks at first like a large hill may in fact be the depression left when a large chunk of ice melted. Depression or true hill? Watch your tic marks on the contour lines because the answer changes often!

Physical Challenge Rating: 8

Whenever there are lots of contour lines, there’s a lot of up and down, and this park does not disappoint. Get ready for lots of rolling hills!