7 miles
Distance
1,125 ft
Climb
-1,124 ft
Descent
1,796 ft
High Point

With the opening of Mohawk, the classic Southside DH route has to be updated to include this fantastic trail. This route is the most direct and non-stop bucket of thrills from the top of the mountain back to Galbraith Lane with virtually no elevation loss wasted on roads or less-than-exciting trails. From top-to-bottom - even the short last leg (Meth Lab) - every bit of this descent is the most technical and exciting fun you can squeeze out of a single run down the hill without hitting any roads, traversing or riding back uphill to gain the top of another trail. You can do the whole run, top-to-bottom, without ever losing your momentum. Awesome.

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More Stats for The New Southside Classic Downhill mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    724 ft
  • Altitude start
    724 ft
  • Altitude end
    725 ft
  • Grade max
    -32.9%
  • Grade min
    36.8%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,170 ft
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