This ride showcases the longest and most technical downhill run Fire Mountain has to offer, Uktena
, and adds an extra mile and a half or so by connecting to part of Tinker's Dream
and all of Kate's Wave. The ride starts from the top recognizing the varying difficulties to get there; Spearfinger
being the easiest, Uktena
next, then Fire Tower
as the most difficult.
Need to Know
This ride starts at the top of Fire Mountain by climbing either Uktena
. The Uktena
climb is shorter but steeper and more technical than Spearfinger
. Once you reach the top, chill out at the party patio and take in the views before starting your epic descent.
The ride starts on Uktena
which is the left option at the intersection at the top with Kessel Run
. After about 1.25 miles, there is an optional massive wooden drop to table with an amazing view which is one of the newest additions to the trail system. At the two-mile mark, the trail crosses over Fire Tower
and after another 0.1 miles intersects with Waya
at a double log skinny. Take the left option to stay on Uktena
and continue for another 0.3 miles to the intersection with Tinker's Dream
The left option takes you back to the parking lot, so take the right option on Tinker's Dream
and after 0.75 miles enjoy an awesome multiple switchback berm section right before the intersection of Tinker's Dream
, Lazy Elk
and Kate's Wave.
Take a second to enjoy the scenic overlook at the second party patio or just continue on down Kate's Wave until you reach the end of the ride and the lowest point of the Fire Mountain trail system in the future parking lot/trailhead.
Here is the Strava segment for this ride: strava.com/segments/19310331
Shared By: Vinnie Connors