14.1 miles
Distance
1,520 ft
Climb
-1,546 ft
Descent
1,585 ft
High Point

This Loop will take you around the Mountain. It starts at the land trust and ends at land trust without running the same trail.

Detailed Description
Around the Mountain is a 14 mile less popular expert route located near Huntsville Alabama. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 20 trails. This route climbs 1,520 ft with a max elevation of 1,585 ft then descends -1,546 ft.
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24 Reviews & Comments

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chadedwards HAMR (Jan 5, 2023 at 8:38)
This route is duplicate to the original Whole Enchilada... this one can be removed.
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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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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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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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notsohardtail (Aug 26, 2022 at 13:32)
Large tree blocking both portions of trail at the slpit
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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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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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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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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 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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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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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Around the Mountain mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    963 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,077 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,050 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -59.7%
  • Grade min
    33%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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South Plateau Loop
Jan 29, 2023 @ 8:04pm
4 hours
rain, region closed, please don't ride wet trails, wait 24-48hrs after last rain event or until re-opened reporter
Natural Well Trail
Jan 29, 2023 @ 8:03pm
4 hours
rain, region closed, please don't ride wet trails, wait 24-48hrs after last rain event or until re-opened reporter
Mountain Mist
Jan 29, 2023 @ 8:03pm
4 hours
rain, region closed, please don't ride wet trails, wait 24-48hrs after last rain event or until re-opened reporter
McKay Hollow
Jan 29, 2023 @ 8:03pm
4 hours
rain, region closed, please don't ride wet trails, wait 24-48hrs after last rain event or until re-opened reporter
FBT Connector
Jan 29, 2023 @ 8:02pm
4 hours
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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