Hemlock Overlook

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October 16

Hemlock photo by Jan Allbeck Welcome to Hemlock Overlook once again! With sunny weather predicted, we've got some great European-style courses designed by Bjorn Skjaevestad. The park is in good condition, and while the map probably could use a few (more) updates, the fundamentals (i.e. contours and major features) are sound.

Event notes: Registration, start and finish will be in the main pavilion/shelter. Restrooms (and even showers with hot water!) are available just up the hill. Epunching will be in use, and dogs on leash are allowed in this park.

Driving & Parking note: Please drive carefully on Yates Ford Road - it's narrow and has blind curves. As for parking, it's often tight, so please carpool if possible.

Any youth or large groups attending, please contact Gary Smith so that we can coordinate pre-registration for your group; the group registration and waiver form is part of the information on our Group Leaders page.


Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Hemlock Pavilion, Clifton, VA (Classic Orienteering)

RegistrationNo advance registration required. Just show up and have fun!
Start TimesYou may start your course at any time during the start window listed below for your event.
ScheduleSunday, October 16
11:00 am - 1:00 pmClassic Orienteering: Start Window
3:00 pmClassic Orienteering: Courses Close - All runners to be out of the woods.
Event Director:Regan Skjaevestad
Course Setter:Bjorn Skjaevestad
Location Details

Classic Orienteering, Classic Orienteering
Hemlock Overlook Regional Park
Hemlock Pavilion
Clifton, VA
Google Map

From Clifton VA, take Main Street (route 641) south for 1 mile. Then go right onto Yates Ford Road and drive to the end (about 2 miles). Note: Please drive carefully along Yates Ford Road - it is narrow in some places, and one section has a 15mph speed limit.
Course DetailsClassic Orienteering
Course NameLength (km)Climb (m)No. Controls
White 1.8657
Yellow 2.91156
Orange 3.318510
Brown 4.12059
Green 5.533514
Red 7.236015
Blue 8.339017
Entry FeesIndividual Entries

Non-Member: $10/adult, $6/junior (under 21 years old)

Member: $6/adult, $4/junior (under 21 years old)

Team or Group Entries

Participants are welcome to compete together as a single team entry. Teams containing one or more nonmembers are charged the nonmember individual rate. Teams containing one or more adults are charged the adult individual rate. For teams to receive member or junior rates, all members of the team must be members or juniors, respectively. Each extra team map beyond the first is an additional $4. Individuals or teams desiring to compete on a second course can do so for a reduced fee of $4/map.

Important Notes
  • At the event, we can only accept payment in cash or check; online, you may use a credit card or PayPal account.
  • Most of our events use electronic timing. We will provide you with an electronic timing chip (aka e-stick, finger dibber, or SI-card) for free if you don't own one. Loaned e-sticks that are lost incur a $40 replacement fee.
  • Compasses are available at no charge, but if lost incur a $15 replacement fee.
  • Please provide collateral (driver's license or car keys) when borrowing a compass or e-punch.
  • For additional safety, whistles are available for sale at $1/each.
  • Free beginner instruction is always available - just ask at the registration table.