8 miles
Distance
1,348 ft
Climb
-1,317 ft
Descent
1,628 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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More Stats for Monte Sano Hard XC Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,292 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,401 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,431 ft
  • Grade
    0.071%
  • Grade max
    -30.193%
  • Grade min
    30.133%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,057 ft
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