Hausach MTB Club Circuit

A short, punchy, technical loop used as a competition trail.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
3.6 km
Ascent
171 m
Descent
175 m
Low Point
247 m
High Point
363 m
Gradient
17˚
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Description

In the heart of the Black Forest in Germany is Hausach, a small, beautiful, and unassuming town in the Kinzig Valley. On the outskirts of the town is a fabulous little loop, unknown to many. The town's ski club also doubles up as a mountain bike club and has built a series of short trails, which link together to form a short but very punchy and fun loop.

Don't be deceived by the shortness in distance: this loop will raise your heart rate from the get-go, and there are some challenging features along the way.

Most of the route is natural singletrack through a forested area, with the exception of the final downhill section where there is a series of manmade features. The natural trail makes ingenious use of natural forest obstacles as trail features. You'll find technical tree stumps to negotiate, fallen tree drop-offs, and fast banked berms weaving tightly between trees. The final section provides line choice options with differing difficulty levels: an awkward corner into a natural root section and root drop, a manmade rock garden with "baby head" boulders, and a steep chute to finish.

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Wet-weather friendly
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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