8.2 miles
1,029 ft
-1,007 ft
1,613 ft
High Point

Not the official MS Hard XC route.

Trail Forks wouldn't let me save the route put out by 3rd Cost Productions, so I tried to recreate it. This trail is intended to kick your butt. The amp wouldn't cooperate down around the start of Mountain Mist/Family Trail, so there is an extra piece of trail in there, that's not in the actual race. You'll want to skip from Goat Trail to Warpath Ridge, back to the Family Trail, then follow the route from there.

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Monte Sano Hard XC Trail is a 8 mile moderately popular expert route located near Huntsville Alabama. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 22 trails. This route climbs 1,029 ft with a max elevation of 1,613 ft then descends -1,007 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Monte Sano Hard XC Trail mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 16 min
  • Altitude min
    1,279 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,409 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,430 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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