Directions & Parking


Driving Instructions

From San Francisco/Sacramento: Take I-80 East to Auburn and take the Exit 49 South to Placerville 119C exit and go left at the top of the exit on to Elm Street. Turn left at signal light (El Dorado St.). El Dorado St. turns into Hwy. 49. Descend 2.5 miles, turn right and cross first bridge on the north fork of the American River. (Do not continue straight on 49 towards Foresthill) Continue on 49 South until you come to the town of Cool. The Cool Fire Station on St. Florian Court will be on your right.

From Redding and Los Angeles: Take I-5 and exit on I-80 East (to Reno), follow I-80 to Auburn. Take the Exit 49 South to Placerville 119C exit and go left at the top of the exit on to Elm Street. Turn left at signal light (El Dorado St.). El Dorado St. turns into Hwy. 49 South. Descend 2.5 miles, turn right and cross first bridge on the north fork of the American River. (Do not continue straight on 49 towards Foresthill) Continue on 49 South until you come to the town of Cool. The Cool Fire Station on St. Florian Court will be on your right.

From Reno: Take I-80 West and take the Exit 49 South to Placerville 119C exit and go right at the top of the exit on to Elm Street. Turn left at signal light (El Dorado St.). El Dorado St. turns into Hwy. 49. Descend 2.5 miles, turn right and cross first bridge on the north fork of the American River. (Do not continue straight on 49 towards Foresthill) Continue on 49 South until you come to the town of Cool. The Cool Fire Station on St. Florian Court will be on your right.

Parking Instructions and Protocol

We appreciate your full attention and cooperation on this matter. Failure to comply with our event permit parking instructions and regulations can risk immediate disqualification.

Plan ahead! Please help us and arrive early...this means 45 minutes before your original time you had in mind. The earlier you arrive, the more premiere parking spot you will acquire. The later you arrive means a longer pre-race warm up.

Access to the Haul Road will be closed after 7:30 A.M. You MUST be to the fire station BEFORE 7:30 A.M.

Once you enter on Florian Drive, you will be instructed to follow the directions from our awesome parking crew.

Click Here to check out the parking diagram.

Volunteer Parking is located at American River Pizza in the lot adjacent to the Cool Fire Station.

Spectator Parking is located at Holiday Market at the corner of Highway 49 and Highway 193.

Pease listen to and follow any and all instructions given to you. Thank you for your help in making this a smooth and easy process.

Auburn State Recreation Area and Way Too Cool 50K Endurance Run thank you for your cooperation with these rules and regulations.