Fire On The Mountain

 7 votes

5.2 Miles 8.3 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

737' 225 m

Ascent

-737' -225 m

Descent

2,927' 892 m

High

2,237' 682 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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

Mike Eagan

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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Sep 9, 2017
Michael Owens
13.8mi
Aug 3, 2017
David Emerson
Aug 2, 2017
Walter Bready
Super fun!
Jul 29, 2017
Mikey Hanson
Nor garmin/strava no rules Super fun!! Fiance and I spent afternoon early morn there. Super fun for all a must ride!
Jul 14, 2017
Mike Crawford
Jul 7, 2017
Rachael Gates
Jul 1, 2017
Jay Smelser
Awesome trails! Had freakin blast! Well built, drain well & tons of fun... 8.5mi
Jun 10, 2017
Michael(Sambo) Bussell
11mi

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Minor Issues 17 days ago
Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees
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Held up to rain. Dry and excellent grip and plenty of shade on a hot morning. 3 different junctions with complete, detailed maps of all trails. Intersection impeccably signed & color coded for difficulty. Climbed Lazy Elk to SpearFinger, descended all of Kessel Run, then turned right onto Lazy Elk. Perfectly shaped tabletops all the way down. Well designed. Worth a trip back up to ride Uktena May 29, 2017


This is a great ride very fun but you have to work for it to get to the top no matter which trail you take but spearfinger seems to be the easiest climb fast flowy with jumps and berms something for all Jun 10, 2017


Best use of effort and time- Up Fire Tower (steep grind but not too long) to Spearfinger to Kessel Run. Only 1.2 mile ride to top this way! Down Kessel Run to Lazy Elk to Tinker's Dream to parking lot. Back up Fire Tower to Spearfinger down Uktena to Tinker's Dream to parking lot. If you play around on Tinker's and Kate's Wave first then climb Spearfinger to Kessel. Avoid climbing Uktena- painful. Jun 21, 2017


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