1.4 miles
Distance
40 ft
Climb
-990 ft
Descent
1,615 ft
High Point

Priest Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Jan - Dec
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

The Priest is probably one of the greatest descends in the entire county. It starts near the edge of the small village Schitul de Sus, from a high plateau that offers an incredible view on Topolniţa Valley. In the first part it has a rough rock-garden, a place where a stable full-suspension is desirable. Reaching the meadows on the southern side of the hill, the singletrack becomes flowier, even with some pedaling sections. Then, it enters a young forest, where it becomes steeper and rowdier, with a lot of tight turns and roots. After a few hundred meters, the terrain changes completely, with different kind of rocks from the ones in the beginning. Those one are very loose, and are omnipresent, creating a magnificent rock-garden that goes along a tight ridge. The last section goes into the forest again, with some flowy berms that take us to the end, near the monastery of Topolniţa.
The trail can be ridden anytime throughout the year. Thanks to its southern exposure and rocky surface, the snow melts quite fast.

Access Info

From Schitul de Sus village, at the end of Priest Acces Road. Or from the monastery, if you want to hike-a-bike.

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More Stats for Priest mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -950 ft
  • Altitude min
    649 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,615 ft
  • Altitude end
    664 ft
  • Grade
    -12.417%
  • Grade max
    -37.737%
  • Grade min
    16.226%
  • Distance climb
    1,016 ft
  • Distance down
    1.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    127 ft
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Priest Trail Reports

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Nov 27, 2016 @ 8:25am
Nov 27, 2016
Nov 5, 2016 @ 10:23am
Nov 5, 2016
should be cleaned up, overgrown vegetation
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Priest, Drobeta Turnu Severin
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Oct 10, 2016 @ 1:04pm
Oct 10, 2016
Priest, Drobeta Turnu Severin

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