This trail is permanently closed/decommissioned
1 miles
40 ft
-990 ft
Avg time

Priest Details

  • Riding area
    Lower Topolniţa Basin
    Drobeta Turnu Severin
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Jan - Dec
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Ride in rain

The Priest is probably one of the greatest descends in the entire county. It starts near the edge of the small village Schitul de Sus, from a high plateau that offers an incredible view on Topolniţa Valley. In the first part it has a rough rock-garden, a place where a stable full-suspension is desirable. Reaching the meadows on the southern side of the hill, the singletrack becomes flowier, even with some pedaling sections. Then, it enters a young forest, where it becomes steeper and rowdier, with a lot of tight turns and roots. After a few hundred meters, the terrain changes completely, with different kind of rocks from the ones in the beginning. Those one are very loose, and are omnipresent, creating a magnificent rock-garden that goes along a tight ridge. The last section goes into the forest again, with some flowy berms that take us to the end, near the monastery of Topolniţa.
The trail can be ridden anytime throughout the year. Thanks to its southern exposure and rocky surface, the snow melts quite fast.

Access Info

From Schitul de Sus village, at the end of Priest Acces Road. Or from the monastery, if you want to hike-a-bike.

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More Stats for Priest mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -950 ft
  • Altitude min
    649 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,615 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,615 ft
  • Altitude end
    664 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,016 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    127 ft
  • Avg time
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on Feb 25, 2017
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to priest trailhead (44.771250, 22.589250)
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Priest Trail Reports

Feb 25, 2017 @ 8:50am
Feb 25, 2017
cleaned trail and built some new features
Dec 31, 2016 @ 4:59am
Dec 31, 2016
Nov 27, 2016 @ 8:25am
Nov 27, 2016
Nov 5, 2016 @ 10:23am
Nov 5, 2016
should be cleaned up, overgrown vegetation
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Mar 17, 2017 @ 10:53am
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Priest, Drobeta-Turnu Severin

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