3 miles
Distance
396 ft
Climb
-356 ft
Descent
1,561 ft
High Point

Holy Schist Details

  • Riding area
    Blue Mounds State Park
    Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Global Ranking

What's in a name? You'll find out. The first part is fairly fast but often very technical. The far northwest corner is the bottom of a long descent, and you start to realize you're going to pay for that potential energy you just blew through.

The longest, most technical climb at Blue Mounds begins about a mile in, cutting back and forth, with the worst part over when you reach two rocky crossings that veer to the right. Take a break - there's some more technical stuff ahead.

After a few more technical features, including a very challenging rock garden, this trail actually gets easier about 2/3 of the way through and your reward for the sweat you just produced is flying underneath the canopy on your way to Home Stretch.

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More Stats for Holy Schist mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    40 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,269 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,508 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,548 ft
  • Grade
    0.277%
  • Grade max
    -26.735%
  • Grade min
    26.705%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    349 ft
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