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Holy Schist

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (5)

The name speaks for itself. A long section of difficult trail with little respite until the end.


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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

Singletrack

1,725' 526 m

High

1,315' 401 m

Low

604' 184 m

Up

524' 160 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Closed when specified on madcitydirt.com/trailcondit…, when the gate at the trailhead is closed, or when common sense tells you it's too muddy or would be rutted, post-holed, etc.

Description

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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Shared By:

Gary Schweisthal

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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#183

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Where some fun begins on Holy Schist.
Sep 23, 2014 near Barneveld, WI

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