Heavenly Hills and Hollows

        This scenic route explores the farm country north of Fayetteville Tennessee. The route is Very Hilly, with several long climbs and many short steep hills. The nearly constant up-and-down makes this ride seem longer than its 49 miles, but if you're up for the hills it has very light traffic and many fantastic views.

Thanks to Holly Hansen for designing this route!

Warning: Cold Springs Road is currently unpaved gravel. It's only 2 miles, and still rideable, but it can be bypassed by turning north on US-231 and Stoneboro Road.

Cue Sheet Map Google Map
Holly on the Heavenly Hills and Hollows ride
        Route notes:

The roads are mostly in fair to good condition, with the notable exception of Hamestring Road; the descent that starts at mile 8 is rough with gravelly potholes that can be difficult to see in shade. While this route travels on US-231 a few times, traffic is usually light along this section of the highway.

The route's only rest stop in Petersburg is at mile 35, so this is not a good ride for hot summer days unless you take extra water.


This ride can be shortened 10 miles by skipping the Hamestring Road loop at 5.5 miles, though it does miss some great scenery. Here's a cue sheet for that route:

39 mile Cue Sheet

An extended version of this route travels to Lynchburg for a rest stop. It's 33 miles between rest stops, so not a good ride on hot summer days, though there is a church with water on Mount Herman Road, about 23 miles after Lynchburg. Here's a cue sheet and maps for that route:

75 mile Cue Sheet Map 2 pages: West & East
Heavenly Hills and Hollows map
        The total elevation gain for this ride is 3,370', starting at 730' with a maximum elevation of 1,200'. The 39 mile route skips 850' of climbing.

Some of the hills finish very steep so bring your best climbing gears.

Heavenly Hills and Hollows elevation profile
        Directions to start:

This ride starts at the Hope Assembly of God rear parking lot, about an hour north of Huntsville.

From Huntsville travel North on US-431 to Fayetteville, Tennessee. Continue on US-431 past old downtown Fayetteville and the courthouse square. After the square travel 2.7 miles and turn Right just before the large green and white church sign (about a mile past the Fayetteville golf course) and go up to the church's right-most parking lot.

Directions to Hope Assembly of God