Mountain Mist Trail
ElevationAscent: 127' 39 m
Descent: -264' -80 m
High: 1,557' 474 m
Low: 1,398' 426 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)
Current trail conditions
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“The classic Monte Sano technical trail.”— Zack Butler
The next 1.4 miles is also technical, but mostly because of exposed rocks, roots, and steep drop-offs on the downhill side of the trail. It is NOT recommended that you attempt this section clipped in unless you are familiar with this trail, lest you tumble down the mountain and sustain painful injuries. The southern segment of the trail, however, is very scenic even if the average cyclist may wind up hiking his or her bike for portions of it. There are two bail points up the mountain back to the South Plateau Loop if it becomes too much for you; however, you'll have to hike your bike up those connectors if you choose to bail.
The trail becomes much easier north of the first intersection with the Sinks Trail. There is one brief section with rock armoring that can be hiked if needed, but the northern half of the Mountain Mist Trail is less technical than the southern half but bumpy in a few spots. The steep drop-offs are not present on the northern half. The trail crosses the Sinks Trail twice before ending at the Bankhead Parkway Trail.