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Grand Viduta, Stage 3 Official

Extremely Difficult

Trail

14.2 mile 22.8 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,146' 654 m
Descent: -2,159' -658 m
High: 1,656' 505 m
Low: 886' 270 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 60% (31°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Mader

The complete route of the Sunday stage of the Grand Viduta Stage Race.

Brandon Mader

Features Cave · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This is a generally treacherous and technical course. Speed is useless; it requires high technical skill and careful patience. The route features a traverse of two valleys and finishes with the famed "Death Trail".

Need to Know

Three treacherous descents, three extended climbs.

Runner Notes

Extremely difficult descents. Be careful for falls.

Description

Start with 0.5 miles on the road before entering a winding, gently rolling bicycle trail. At 2.8 miles, the course drops off O'Shaughnessy Point for the first long, difficult descent: down K2. Cross the powerline trail to the bottom of Warpath Ridge to climb back to O'Shaughnessy (over 1 mile continuous climb). Drop off the Rest Shelter Trail and run down Arrowhead Trail for the second difficult descent. Traverse Arrowhead Trail around McKay Hollow Trail and climb in a clockwise direction to the top of Natural Well, before descending Natural Well to Crybaby Hill. Turn left at Crybaby and circle around to the Death Trail. Climb Death Trail and turn right to cross the overlook to the Amphitheater

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Photos

The Natural Well:  A very deep cave on Monte Sano
May 18, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Natural Well
Nov 6, 2019 near Huntsville, AL
Remnant of the historic Monte Sano Railway.
May 12, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Beautiful creek bed rock formations
May 18, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Stream on Natural Well
May 18, 2015 near Huntsville, AL
Massive rocks outcrop near the intersection of Arrowhead Trail and Natural Well.
Mar 19, 2017 near Huntsville, AL

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