3,417 ft
Distance
117 ft
Climb
-116 ft
Descent
00:04:41
Avg time
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Amateur Hour Details

  • Riding Area
    Forest City MTB Trail
    Saint James, Missouri
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #59111 in Mountain Biking

Amateur Hour is the hardest loop to master. It features amazing pine trees, harrowing rock gardens, and tight switchbacks. Anyone can ride it, but only experts will get through without a dab. NOTE it is quite a bit easier to ride this loop in the CCW direction.

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More Stats for Amateur Hour bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    870 ft
  • Altitude max
    938 ft
  • Altitude start
    922 ft
  • Altitude end
    923 ft
  • Grade
    0.038%
  • Grade max
    -23.142%
  • Grade min
    24.838%
  • Distance climb
    1,241 ft
  • Distance down
    1,747 ft
  • Distance flat
    429 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:20
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Status:
on Oct 28, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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1 Review & Comments

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flag jimbellings (Oct 28, 2018 at 16:51)
 Rode this section 3 times today. CCW twice and CW once. Cleaned it on 2nd CCW attempt. So fun and technical.
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