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Staging Area: Lake Hemet
Lake Hemet is an artificial lake in the San Jacinto Mountains, 4,340 ft (1,323 m) above sea level; and is also part of the San Bernardino National Forest. This beauty of a scenery is just 8.7 miles from the Idyllwild, a popular southern California mountain resort.
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Swim
Start your race in a pristine mountain lake with a 500 meter swim where the water is fresh, cool and calm

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Cycle
Transition to the Bike leg in the Marina next to the lake and begin a 20 Kilometer journey through pine trees and amazing views.  There are gentile changes in elevation that will provide a moderate challenge to our competitors.  The area you will pass through is the habitat for both local deer and a family of American Bald Eagles. 

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Run

Finish your Tri with a 5k "out and back" run that takes you up into the pines with breathtaking views of the lake.