313.2 miles
44,962 ft
-45,910 ft
3,855 ft
High Point

With over 56,000 feet (17,000 meters) of climbing, the TNGA is physically demanding, to say the least. But it’s not all about the challenge. The route is an incredibly beautiful stitchwork of roads and trails that explore the southern heel of Appalachian Mountains. It traverses a variety of landscapes that include pristine hardwood forest, fern-lined waterfalls, rocky ridges, and stands of pine. The TNGA is at times very remote and offers riders the opportunity be fully immersed in the Appalachian wilderness.

Expect a variety of riding surfaces including smooth and chunky gravel, pavement, root-strewn singletrack, rocky ridge line trails, abandoned road beds, and the occasional bushwhack. Between steep, quad-wrenching climbs and screaming descents, there are even rail-grade flat sections. The TNGA throws a little bit of everything.

The TNGA is a result of 5 years worth of scouting and planning efforts by David Muse.

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  • Race Course
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for TNGA 2015 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -949 ft
  • Altitude min
    595 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,576 ft
  • Altitude end
    627 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    154.0 miles
  • Distance down
    152.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    6.8 miles
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