3 miles
396 ft
-356 ft
1,561 ft
High Point

Holy Schist Details

  • Riding area
    Blue Mounds State Park
    Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    349 ft
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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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