22.1 miles
Distance
2,431 ft
Climb
-2,420 ft
Descent
1,622 ft
High Point

3rd Coast Enduro Series ventures into North Alabama for the Siege of Monte Sano Enduro presented by Terrapin Beer Co. Expect a challenging, but fun filled, course that will have you see this course in a different way then ever seen before.

Detailed Description
2017 3rd Coast Enduro Series - Siege of Monte Sano Enduro presented by Terrapin Beer Co. is a 22 mile expert race route located near Huntsville Alabama. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction. This route includes 57 trails. This route climbs 2,431 ft with a max elevation of 1,622 ft then descends -2,420 ft.
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44 Reviews & Comments

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DBoydstun (Nov 21, 2022 at 17:49)
Trail McKay Hollow
This trail has a sign at the top where it ties in from the North Plateau Loop that tells you that bikes are not allowed but like a dumbass I went ahead and hiked the bike down to the bottom hoping to find some rideable trail. I didn’t find anything remotely rideable. My reward was carrying the bike back uphill on the Natural Well trail.
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DBoydstun (Nov 21, 2022 at 17:49)
Trail McKay Hollow
This trail has a sign at the top where it ties in from the North Plateau Loop that tells you that bikes are not allowed but like a dumbass I went ahead and hiked the bike down to the bottom hoping to find some rideable trail. I didn’t find anything remotely rideable. My reward was carrying the bike back uphill on the Natural Well trail.
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DBoydstun (Nov 21, 2022 at 17:42)
This trail is unridable except at the top. Most of it is steep and way too rocky to ride. Should be rolled out for biking unless you like carrying your bike uphill for about 2 miles. Other than that it was delightful.
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DBoydstun (Nov 21, 2022 at 17:42)
This trail is unridable except at the top. Most of it is steep and way too rocky to ride. Should be rolled out for biking unless you like carrying your bike uphill for about 2 miles. Other than that it was delightful.
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ridebhm RIDEBHM (Aug 28, 2022 at 14:47)
Not sure why this trail is a black diamond seemed extremely flat to me. I got on from sinks so maybe the beginning is harder
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datoes1441 (Sep 4, 2022 at 17:29)
Yea, the southern half of Mountain Mist has a different character than the trail from sinks to the closed road. there's some tougher moves over rocks on the southern half that the northern half just doesn't have.
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notsohardtail (Aug 26, 2022 at 13:32)
Large tree blocking both portions of trail at the slpit
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gatoryak (Aug 25, 2022 at 14:34)
Trail Wagon Trail
Wagon Trail has been re-routed, not closed.
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gatoryak (Aug 25, 2022 at 14:34)
Trail Wagon Trail
Wagon Trail has been re-routed, not closed.
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gatoryak (Aug 25, 2022 at 14:34)
Trail Wagon Trail
Wagon Trail has been re-routed, not closed.
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gatoryak (Aug 25, 2022 at 14:34)
Trail Wagon Trail
Wagon Trail has been re-routed, not closed.
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gatoryak (Aug 25, 2022 at 14:34)
Trail Wagon Trail
Wagon Trail has been re-routed, not closed.
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gatoryak (Aug 25, 2022 at 14:34)
Trail Wagon Trail
Wagon Trail has been re-routed, not closed.
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dirtflipper (Aug 20, 2022 at 6:16)
Any ideas if Arrowhead has been cleared?
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dirtflipper (Aug 20, 2022 at 6:16)
Any ideas if Arrowhead has been cleared?
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dirtflipper (Aug 20, 2022 at 6:16)
Any ideas if Arrowhead has been cleared?
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dirtflipper (Aug 20, 2022 at 6:16)
Any ideas if Arrowhead has been cleared?
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dirtflipper (Aug 20, 2022 at 6:16)
Any ideas if Arrowhead has been cleared?
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ChadSwaim (Nov 22, 2021 at 7:04)
Trail Wagon Trail
This trail has been closed.
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ChadSwaim (Nov 22, 2021 at 7:04)
Trail Wagon Trail
This trail has been closed.
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ChadSwaim (Nov 22, 2021 at 7:04)
Trail Wagon Trail
This trail has been closed.
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ChadSwaim (Nov 22, 2021 at 7:04)
Trail Wagon Trail
This trail has been closed.
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ChadSwaim (Nov 22, 2021 at 7:04)
Trail Wagon Trail
This trail has been closed.
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ChadSwaim (Nov 22, 2021 at 7:04)
Trail Wagon Trail
This trail has been closed.
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dworthy (Aug 23, 2021 at 7:24)
Trail Sinks
Tree down on sinks off closed road just after the second sharp turn
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dworthy (Aug 23, 2021 at 7:24)
Trail Sinks
Tree down on sinks off closed road just after the second sharp turn
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dworthy (Aug 23, 2021 at 7:24)
Trail Sinks
Tree down on sinks off closed road just after the second sharp turn
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dworthy (Aug 23, 2021 at 7:24)
Trail Sinks
Tree down on sinks off closed road just after the second sharp turn
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dworthy (Aug 23, 2021 at 7:24)
Trail Sinks
Tree down on sinks off closed road just after the second sharp turn
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milkman6453 (Jul 8, 2021 at 14:14)
Trail McKay Hollow
If you start from the park side the downhill is EXTREMELY difficult. It would have been more fun to start the downhill from the South plateau side and hike a bike back up
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milkman6453 (Jul 8, 2021 at 14:14)
Trail McKay Hollow
If you start from the park side the downhill is EXTREMELY difficult. It would have been more fun to start the downhill from the South plateau side and hike a bike back up
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gatoryak (Nov 19, 2020 at 5:38)
I apologize for the lack of specificity - I forgot that there are two Mountain Mist/Sinks intersections. The obstacle tree is on Mtn Mist, south of the southern Mist/Sinks intersection.
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Zulufoxphoto (Oct 27, 2020 at 13:19)
This trail has all the rocks
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Zulufoxphoto (Oct 27, 2020 at 13:19)
This trail has all the rocks
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Zulufoxphoto (Oct 27, 2020 at 13:19)
This trail has all the rocks
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Zulufoxphoto (Oct 27, 2020 at 13:19)
This trail has all the rocks
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jbehounek (Jan 6, 2019 at 12:33)
The section coming off of South Plateau is very rocky, technical,
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44jaam (Oct 20, 2018 at 9:21)
Trail McKay Hollow
Super Rocky and technical.
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44jaam (Oct 20, 2018 at 9:21)
Trail McKay Hollow
Super Rocky and technical.
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44jaam (Oct 20, 2018 at 9:19)
Very fun, technical trail.
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44jaam (Oct 20, 2018 at 9:19)
Very fun, technical trail.
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44jaam (Oct 20, 2018 at 9:19)
Very fun, technical trail.
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44jaam (Oct 20, 2018 at 9:19)
Very fun, technical trail.
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44jaam (Oct 20, 2018 at 9:19)
Very fun, technical trail.
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Route Sections

1 Stage 1 - Sinks
  • 3,788 ft distance
  • 15 ft climb
  • -360 ft descent
2 Stage 2 - RMAD
  • 1 mile distance
  • 17 ft climb
  • -278 ft descent
3 Stage 3 - McCay Hollow
  • 3,863 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -565 ft descent
4 Stage 4 - Bluff Line
  • 5,064 ft distance
  • 24 ft climb
  • -471 ft descent
5 Stage 5 - Wagon
  • 3,080 ft distance
  • 7 ft climb
  • -229 ft descent

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Ridelogs
    28
More Stats for 2017 3rd Coast Enduro Series - Siege of Monte Sano Enduro presented by Terrapin Beer Co. mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    9 ft
  • Altitude min
    783 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,611 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,621 ft
  • Grade max
    -52.3%
  • Grade min
    35.5%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Wagon Trail
Jan 29, 2023 @ 8:04pm
Jan 29, 2023
rain, region closed, please don't ride wet trails, wait 24-48hrs after last rain event or until re-opened reporter
Tollgate Trail
Jan 29, 2023 @ 8:04pm
Jan 29, 2023
rain, region closed, please don't ride wet trails, wait 24-48hrs after last rain event or until re-opened reporter
The Dummy Line Trail
Jan 29, 2023 @ 8:04pm
Jan 29, 2023
rain, region closed, please don't ride wet trails, wait 24-48hrs after last rain event or until re-opened reporter
South Plateau Loop
Jan 29, 2023 @ 8:04pm
Jan 29, 2023
rain, region closed, please don't ride wet trails, wait 24-48hrs after last rain event or until re-opened reporter
Sinks
Jan 29, 2023 @ 8:04pm
Jan 29, 2023
rain, region closed, please don't ride wet trails, wait 24-48hrs after last rain event or until re-opened reporter
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