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Spearfinger

Intermediate
 4.5 (19)

The easiest way up and down Fire Mountain.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Singletrack

2,927' 892 m

High

2,421' 738 m

Low

531' 162 m

Up

62' 19 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

This is a two-way trail. Pay attention for riders coming in the opposite direction, especially when climbing.

Description

Spearfinger starts off of Lazy Elk, climbs to the top of Fire Mountain, and ends at the intersection with Uktena and Kessel Run. It starts with 1.8 miles of climbing then descends for almost 0.2 miles near the top. Spearfinger intersects with Waya at the half-mile mark and Fire Tower at the 1.2-mile mark. This trail is the easiest of the three downhill options from the top. It is a wide, machine-groomed singletrack with plenty of berms and rollers.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Cherokee, NC

Shared By:

Vinnie Connors with improvements by Larry Conger

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 19 votes

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  4.5 from 19 votes
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Photos

Huge berms near bottom on the trail.
Jul 28, 2017 near Cherokee, NC
Kessel Run - Fire Mountain - Cherokee, NC - 8/20/2017
Aug 22, 2017 near Cherokee, NC
Spearfinger Trail - Fire Mountain - Cherokee, NC - 8/20/2017.
Sep 11, 2017 near Cherokee, NC

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