May 19, 2020
Abbi and Kurt Lawton
Pretty easy and scenic climb up the paved road from the picnic area followed by a punchy climb then a partly smooth and partly rowdy downhill dream.
Mar 6, 2020
Started at bottom. Parked @old fort picnic area. Pedaled up old 70 W (all paved). Hour to top. Downhill is fast w small drops and exposed at times
Dec 8, 2019
tree down over the trail near the top of Kitsuma
Sep 30, 2019
Had a great time! I just think its better to start at the Old Fort picnic area then work your way up to Point lookout and then Mt. Kitzuma.
Sep 21, 2019
Intense technical climb with many tight root and rocky switchbacks. Nice view at the top. Very steep and rutted descent, definitely black diamond.
Jul 10, 2019
Jun 14, 2019
Excellent conditions for a thrilling ride!
Apr 29, 2019
Park at the parking lot & pedal up the road 1st.
Apr 27, 2019
First time doing Kitsuma. It was awesome! Had to cheat on some of the climb. Shhhh!
Mar 29, 2019
long slow climb out of there on paved trail (the old hwy)...ducked! half the ride was black top on cement.
Mar 6, 2019
Mary Helen Brown
Came on work trip with Roger. Drove from Boone and stopped here to ride kitsuma. Then drove to Be t Creek. Zac's wedding is in chattanooga this weeken
Feb 5, 2019
Warm day, great conditions! Next time I do this loop, I'm starting at the Old Fort picnic area, ride counterclockwise and end with the killer downhill
Nov 22, 2018
Big thanksgiving day family bike ride with dasher and Scott..... parked at old fort and biked the loop
Oct 30, 2018
disappointed missed that half the loop is paved.
Sep 30, 2018
Was wet but not too muddy. Only made it to the 9th switchback before I had to walk. Took the gravel road back up instead of the paved path. it a…
Sep 21, 2018
Trail is great. Return is all up hill. Phew.
Sep 7, 2018
I recommend to leave the car at the end of the trail instead of the Trailhead. That way you don’t have to climb your way back.
Aug 26, 2018
Kitsuma, Star Gap, Jarrett Creek & greenway
Aug 16, 2018
Get to climbing! Earn that downhill!
Aug 11, 2018
Wet in the morning but still good to ride. The aforementioned tree near the end is still across the trail, so head's up.
Aug 10, 2018
First time riding so I took it easy but I still had a blast.
Aug 1, 2018
Medium rain, more coming.
Jun 24, 2018
switchback incline and greenway climb are killers... downhill makes it all worth it!!!
Jun 23, 2018
Ride with Sam for first time! Awesome trail, really shitty switchbacks right out of the gate, awesome paved climb back to car
May 12, 2018
Nice trail! Tough switchback climbs really nice downhill section. Roots, rocks, and flowy goodness
Apr 1, 2018
Gorgeous Easter day and the conditions were just perfect. This was my first time at Kitsuma. The climb up I thought was quite hellish but very rew…
Feb 23, 2018
Funnest trail I’ve ridden so far. Great Pisgah riding
Feb 20, 2018
Miles include kitusma and Greenway back. Very fun trail.
Feb 16, 2018
Surprisingly dry this morning...
Oct 26, 2017
Steep switchbacks to start. Descent is a blast. Long paved gradual climb back to trailhead.
Oct 15, 2017
Downhill portion is quite muddy
Sep 16, 2017
From b&b ridgecrest pva to old fort then up greenway back to b&b
Jul 2, 2017
Parked at Old Fort picnic area and started with the climb up old hwy 70- this route was a nice way to warm up before hitting the switchbacks.
Nov 3, 2016
The worst climb I have ever experienced. Thought I was going to puke. Incredibly fast downhill.
Sep 20, 2016
Boring . It was straight up for 7.6 of the 9.6 miles and the downhill was just downhill. The ride up on the greenway was the best part.
Jun 27, 2016
Dustier and looser than last time I was here (which was October) but still awesome riding conditions. Had a blast. Point Lookout Trail (the recomme...
Apr 24, 2016
Now I know the meaning of Pisgah switchbacks!
Apr 18, 2016
Such a fun ride though we weren't prepared for the brutal ride back up the paved road in the hot sun. Bring a lot of water!
Mar 6, 2016
Heads up: Dual trees down on final descent.
Oct 19, 2015
Parked at the bottom and rode up the paved road. Loved the downhill on Kitsuma!
Mar 31, 2015
The climb is steady, you work, but very doable. Once you head DH, VERY fast, top is pretty smooth, bottom gets very techy. 2.7 mi, 1466ft down, 10%
Jan 19, 2015
Great ride. Maybe park at the bottom and do the road climb first.
Jun 13, 2014
that switchback climb is a bitch
May 24, 2014
Wow!!! Not for the weak! The switchbacks are insane, views awesome, but the climb back to the trailhead (all paved) was unbelievable (all muscles i...
Jun 28, 2010
I believe Chris and I rode this trail. We went campground omg in Asheville NC