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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      314
      Trails Mountain Bike
      100
      Trails E-Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      312
      Trails Trail Running
      275
      Trails Horse
      111
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails Observed Trials
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      3
      Total Distance
      809 miles
      Total Descent
      138,172 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,542 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,644 ft
      Reports
      434
      Photos
      223
      Ridden Counter
      13,431

      Popular Nantahala National Forest Trails

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      Tinker's Dream
      Fire Mountain Trails
      Kessel Run
      Fire Mountain Trails
      Lazy Elk
      Fire Mountain Trails
      Uktena
      Fire Mountain Trails
      Spearfinger
      Fire Mountain Trails
      Parking Lot
      Tsali Recreation Area
      Thompson Loop Access
      Tsali Recreation Area
      Lower Tinker's Dream
      Fire Mountain Trails
      Right Loop
      Tsali Recreation Area
      Left Loop
      Tsali Recreation Area
      Lower Tinker's Dream (One Way)
      Fire Mountain Trails
      Skilly
      Cherokee
      Mouse Branch Overlook Loop
      Tsali Recreation Area
      County Line Road
      Tsali Recreation Area
      Skilly Return
      Fire Mountain Trails

      Mountain Bike Routes

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      Fire Mountain no Uktena
      Fire Mountain Trails
      7 miles
      Fire On The Mountain Loops
      Fire Mountain Trails
      11 miles
      Fire On The Mountain Loops
      Fire Mountain Trails
      7 miles
      Tsali (IMBA Epic)
      Tsali Recreation Area
      24 miles
      Fountain to Ridge Trail
      WCU Trail System
      18 miles
      Atsila Gatusi (Fire Mountain) Enduro race
      Fire Mountain Trails
      23 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      Past Week
      • 36 rides

      Photos of Nantahala National Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Turkey Chute
      1 |
      Jun 20, 2022 @ 3:24pm
      Jun 20, 2022
      1 |
      Jun 20, 2022 @ 3:24pm
      Jun 20, 2022
      trail: Turkey Chute
      1 |
      Jun 20, 2022 @ 3:23pm
      Jun 20, 2022
      trail: Spearfinger
      162 |
      Dec 31, 2019 @ 3:39pm
      Dec 31, 2019
      trail: Kessel Run
      225 |
      May 17, 2019 @ 7:57pm
      May 17, 2019
      trail: Spearfinger
      95 |
      Jul 29, 2017 @ 11:00am
      Jul 29, 2017
      trail: Kessel Run
      382 |
      Jun 6, 2017 @ 7:52am
      Jun 6, 2017
      | 1 comments
      372 |
      Dec 8, 2015 @ 4:44pm
      Dec 8, 2015

      Videos of Nantahala National Forest Mountain Bike

      Wayah Crash @Fire Mtn
      trail: Kessel Run
      0:12 | 129 | Jun 27, 2020
      10 years old. Uktena
      trail: Uktena
      0:30 | 197 | Aug 10, 2019
      Hood River
      0:15 | 40 | Aug 27, 2017
      Bailey Bike Park step down and crash
      0:29 | 700 | Mar 6, 2016
      5 to 6 connector trail rock huck
      0:07 | 70 | Jun 7, 2014
      TTC Gravity Park
      3:52 | 201 | Jan 26, 2014
      Fire Mountain Trail NC/First Time Mountain...
      trail: Uktena
      16:20 | 18 | Jun 6, 2022 , Cherokee
      Turkey Shoot NC Top Trails
      9 | Apr 18, 2022 , Fontana Dam

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Whiting Trail (BMT)
      Fontana Village Trails
      Jun 20, 2022 @ 3:17pm
      Jun 20, 2022
      Drysaerotta NA-SORBA Several large trees down with limbs and...
      Kessel Run
      Fire Mountain Trails
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 7:46am
      Jun 19, 2022
      Very Dryjamie-desotoE-Bike
      Lazy Elk
      Fire Mountain Trails
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 7:46am
      Jun 19, 2022
      Very Dryjamie-desotoE-Bike

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1230220mleosuwishlistrouteTsali (IMBA Epic)
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 10:49pm
      Jun 26, 2022
      user #3091054mhtedfordcheckintrailGold Branch
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 8:45am
      Jun 26, 2022
      user #3091054mhtedfordriddentrailGold Branch
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 8:43am
      Jun 26, 2022
      user #3091054mhtedfordvotetrailGold Branch
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 8:43am
      Jun 26, 2022
      user #1151817Ma11hewjdavisonwishlisttrailLeft Loop
      Jun 23, 2022 @ 6:27pm
      Jun 23, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1571019FiveohtrailRiding Ford TrailWe hiked it as part of a big loop. A couple...
      Jun 20, 2022 @ 7:24pm
      Jun 20, 2022
      user #2006118ThealwardtrailSanteetlah RoadNot singletrack as listed- this is pavement...
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:57pm
      May 22, 2022
      user #2294155OcnirotrailRiding Ford TrailThis trail is a fun and fast downhill, but...
      Apr 12, 2022 @ 8:15pm
      Apr 12, 2022
      user #1771951Rich67trailKessel RunFun fun FUN! Climb to the top is definitely a...
      Dec 6, 2021 @ 6:32am
      Dec 6, 2021
      user #1491621EscottimilhizertrailUpper Long Branch LoopA well-maintained XC trail. Riding the branch...
      Jul 13, 2021 @ 6:07am
      Jul 13, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike100266 miles39,216 ft109 miles4,344 ft
      18140368,526
      E-Bike1640 miles5,896 ft16 miles2,838 ft
      53242123
      Hike312800 miles136,004 ft315 miles5,541 ft
      3742931,296
      Trail Running275696 miles114,961 ft275 miles5,538 ft
      4292115
      Horse111344 miles46,552 ft122 miles4,852 ft
      805
      Dirtbike/Moto27 miles594 ft2 miles1,368 ft
      70
      Observed Trials27 miles594 ft2 miles1,368 ft
      1
      ATV/ORV/OHV316 miles2,621 ft6 miles2,556 ft
      703
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