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Fire On The Mountain

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

5.2 mile 8.3 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 737' 225 m
Descent: -737' -225 m
High: 2,927' 892 m
Low: 2,237' 682 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Mike Eagan

A loop at the newly opened Fire Mountain Trail System accessed from the Oconaluftee Trailhead.

Mike Eagan

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Overview

This is a new trail system built by Trail Dynamics, sponsored by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. It has excellent flow and most switchbacks are bermed to keep speed and momentum with super radius and curvatures.

Description

Most trails are easy to intermediate with one "Advanced" segment. I only rode the beginner-intermediate route this time. The plans are to expand already.

This loop, as seen on the elevation graph, begins on Tinker's Dream and is almost entirely up for the first half on Lazy Elk and Spearfinger. Followed by a fun descent that starts on the northern half of Spearfinger onto Uktena and back to Tinker's Dream.

Go and enjoy!

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Mar 16, 2020
Adam Larson
Dec 30, 2019
Scott Wade
Great place! I dropped my friends off at casino and then I hit the trails. If your staying in gatlinburg area, be sure to drive over mountain. 5.1mi — 10h 30m
Aug 16, 2019
Miguel Hincapie
Jul 6, 2019
Christine Lee
Jun 21, 2019
Steven Rainey
Trails are primo right now
Jun 10, 2019
Ryan Smith
super fun trail and well with it! 5.2mi
Jun 3, 2019
Jason Harbuck
May 7, 2019
Cameron Blaquiere
12h 00m

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  4.6 from 46 votes

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Photos

Huge berms near bottom on the trail.
Jul 28, 2017 near Cherokee, NC
Spearfinger Trail - Fire Mountain - Cherokee, NC - 8/20/2017.
Sep 11, 2017 near Cherokee, NC
Uktena to Tinker's Dream to Kate's Wave - Fire Mountain Trails - Cherokee, NC - 11/11/2018
Nov 17, 2018 near Cherokee, NC
Riding over the bridge on Kessel!
Sep 1, 2017 near Cherokee, NC
Really well constructed trails, these guys did a great job and created a wonderful asset for the WNC MTB community!
Sep 1, 2017 near Cherokee, NC

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