ElevationAscent: 104' 32 m
Descent: -319' -97 m
High: 1,615' 492 m
Low: 1,295' 395 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“Fun downhills with a good climb to match.”— Zack Butler
The descent continues to a 4-way intersection with the Keith Trail and the Stone Cuts Trail. Keep to the left at the intersection to stay on the Sinks Trail (or check out the Keith or Stone Cuts trails to extend your ride). The Sinks Trail gently rolls towards the Great Sinks Valley, where you can see the Great Sinks on your right. Don't get too mesmerized here though, because some of the soil in this area is loose and full of fist-sized rocks and a hung wheel could throw you over your handlebars and into milkweed in the summer (brush, leaves, and rocks in the winter). Keep in mind that this trail was once open to equestrian use until the park was closed horseback riding, so some sections are heavily eroded.
The trail then intersects with the Logan Point Trail and ascends a relatively steep and partially eroded incline up to the Mountain Mist Trail.
Although the Sinks Trail continues up the mountain to Bankhead Parkway, the section between the Mountain Mist Trail and Bankhead Parkway is not recommended for biking. You can go either way on the Mountain Mist Trail to return to the parking lot, although a right turn will dump you out on the Bankhead Parkway Trail in 0.8 miles and is the easiest return route.