5.2 miles
Distance
448 ft
Climb
-451 ft
Descent
1,611 ft
High Point

Round 4 & 8: Grand Finale
We will stage at the Pavilion across from the park store/office. Start line will be behind the park
office. Start on Fire Tower going south -> cross road -> continue on FT and take Right on South Plateau (USE CAUTION AND WATCH FOR HIKERS) -> South Plateau all the way to O'Shaughnessy Point -> Rt. On Mt. Mist -> Mt. Mist to Sinks -> Lt. on Sinks, climb -> Past biker's lot, Rt. On cabin Road -> Lt. on North Plateau (at end of cabin road) -> finish at the pavilion

Elites: Start is the same -> from Mt. Mist turn Right on Goat Trail (a.k.a. Buddy Connector) -> Goat all the way around to Sinks -> finish by climbing all the way to biker's parking lot.

Detailed Description
2017 SORBA Huntsville Elites TT# 4 & 8: Grand Finale! is a 5 mile expert race route located near Huntsville Alabama. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 448 ft with a max elevation of 1,611 ft then descends -451 ft.
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8 Reviews & Comments

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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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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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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for 2017 SORBA Huntsville Elites TT# 4 & 8: Grand Finale! mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,278 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,611 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,608 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -30.7%
  • Grade min
    44.5%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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South Plateau Loop
Feb 6, 2023 @ 11:04am
23 hours
region open, variable drying, some wet spots in the usual lower areas, please stay on trails reporter
Sinks
Feb 6, 2023 @ 11:04am
23 hours
region open, variable drying, some wet spots in the usual lower areas, please stay on trails reporter
North Plateau Loop
Feb 6, 2023 @ 11:03am
23 hours
region open, variable drying, some wet spots in the usual lower areas, please stay on trails reporter
Mountain Mist
Feb 6, 2023 @ 11:03am
23 hours
region open, variable drying, some wet spots in the usual lower areas, please stay on trails reporter
Goat Trail
Feb 6, 2023 @ 11:02am
23 hours
region open, variable drying, some wet spots in the usual lower areas, please stay on trails reporter
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