5.5 miles
Distance
430 ft
Climb
-438 ft
Descent
1,623 ft
High Point

Elites Round 1 & 5: FBT, Mtn Mist and Sinks
Begin on the road at the entrance to Family Bike Trail (FBT) -> Straight crossing BOG Trail -> Rt.
On Fire Tower -> Lt. back on FBT -> at "U-turn" take a Rt. on South Plateau -> Lt. on McKay Hollow -> Lt. on Rocky Nightmare -> Lt. on Goat (a.k.a Buddy Connector) -> Continue straight on Mt. Mist -> Lt. on Sinks -> climb to the finish at the back of the biker's lot.

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2017 SORBA Huntsville Elites TT# 1&5 is a 6 mile expert race route located near Huntsville Alabama. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 430 ft with a max elevation of 1,623 ft then descends -438 ft.
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17 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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caincreek (Sep 18, 2022 at 11:07)
Trail Goat Trail
Tree down on trail. About a 3/4 mile from the south end of trail.
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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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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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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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joe-flow (Jun 14, 2020 at 7:51)
Trail Goat Trail
Tree across the trail near (34.7362347, -86.5027227)
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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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jbehounek (Jan 6, 2019 at 10:37)
This was a great trail for the whole family to ride. Surprisingly dry after several days of rain. Well marked.
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jbehounek (Jan 6, 2019 at 10:37)
This was a great trail for the whole family to ride. Surprisingly dry after several days of rain. Well marked.
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jbehounek (Jan 6, 2019 at 10:37)
This was a great trail for the whole family to ride. Surprisingly dry after several days of rain. Well marked.
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jbehounek (Jan 6, 2019 at 10:37)
This was a great trail for the whole family to ride. Surprisingly dry after several days of rain. Well marked.
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44jaam (Oct 20, 2018 at 9:21)
Trail McKay Hollow
Super Rocky and technical.
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Robertlewallyn (Apr 20, 2018 at 15:18)
Fun little tech challenge, not too difficult but keeps you on your toes. Good for practicing slow rock maneuvers and balance while turning over rock faces.
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AndrewDirt (Jun 29, 2017 at 21:52)
Fun tech trail ????. I would avoid connecting to power line trail at the end because it's overgrown and the trail disappears in parts. Just ride back up to beginning of warpath.
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More Stats for 2017 SORBA Huntsville Elites TT# 1&5 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -8 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,379 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,599 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,591 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -23.1%
  • Grade min
    44.5%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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