22.6 miles
Distance
3,736 ft
Climb
-3,732 ft
Descent
2,915 ft
High Point
This route is archived

3rd Coast Productions head to the sacred lands of Cherokee, NC for the Atsila Gatusi Enduro. Translated to Fire Mountain Enduro. This will be our final stop before summer and will be a stunner. Fire Mountain, know for its flowy terrain with a bit of tech. But rest assure 3rd Coast will put a spin on it for a different flavor then events of the past. We will have 5 stages that will consist of approx 19miles.

Detailed Description
Atsila Gatusi (Fire Mountain) Enduro is a 23 mile intermediate race route located near Cherokee North Carolina. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 25 trails. This route climbs 3,736 ft with a max elevation of 2,915 ft then descends -3,732 ft.

36 Reviews & Comments

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benfin (Aug 28, 2022 at 17:40)
Trail Kessel Run
Kessel Run is my favorite trail due to the flow and jumps. That doesn't mean that Fire mountain's other trails suck. NO, this trail system is fun. Super fun!
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Rich67 (Dec 6, 2021 at 6:32)
Trail Kessel Run
Fun fun FUN! Climb to the top is definitely a leg burner. I climbed up using Tinker’s Dream, Lazy Elk, and then up Spear Finger. Descent was via Kessel Run, Lazy Elk, and back down Tinker’s. Good ride in under 10 miles.
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Trailcapt (Mar 22, 2021 at 10:44)
Trail Kessel Run
One of my favorite trail systems by far!
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Jonesesdad (Aug 1, 2020 at 21:02)
Trail Skilly
This trail no longer exists, it has been transformed into SKILLY the best 3 minutes of riding in Western North Carolina.
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Jonesesdad (Aug 1, 2020 at 21:02)
Trail Skilly
This trail no longer exists, it has been transformed into SKILLY the best 3 minutes of riding in Western North Carolina.
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Jonesesdad (Aug 1, 2020 at 21:02)
Trail Skilly
This trail no longer exists, it has been transformed into SKILLY the best 3 minutes of riding in Western North Carolina.
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Jonesesdad (Aug 1, 2020 at 21:02)
Trail Skilly
This trail no longer exists, it has been transformed into SKILLY the best 3 minutes of riding in Western North Carolina.
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Jonesesdad (Aug 1, 2020 at 21:00)
Trail Skilly
This trail no longer exists, it has been transformed into SKILLY. The best 3 minutes of biking in Western North Carolina.
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Jonesesdad (Aug 1, 2020 at 21:00)
Trail Skilly
This trail no longer exists, it has been transformed into SKILLY. The best 3 minutes of biking in Western North Carolina.
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Jonesesdad (Aug 1, 2020 at 21:00)
Trail Skilly
This trail no longer exists, it has been transformed into SKILLY. The best 3 minutes of biking in Western North Carolina.
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Jonesesdad (Aug 1, 2020 at 21:00)
Trail Skilly
This trail no longer exists, it has been transformed into SKILLY. The best 3 minutes of biking in Western North Carolina.
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Emfabich (Aug 25, 2019 at 18:14)
Trail Uktena
Great downhill, super fast, a lot of hairpin turns with berms. Great jumps and a wooden jump feature. Narrow trail. Definitely use a dropper seat post. Going uphill is not so fun.
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Emfabich (Aug 25, 2019 at 18:14)
Trail Uktena
Great downhill, super fast, a lot of hairpin turns with berms. Great jumps and a wooden jump feature. Narrow trail. Definitely use a dropper seat post. Going uphill is not so fun.
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Emfabich (Aug 25, 2019 at 18:14)
Trail Uktena
Great downhill, super fast, a lot of hairpin turns with berms. Great jumps and a wooden jump feature. Narrow trail. Definitely use a dropper seat post. Going uphill is not so fun.
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Emfabich (Aug 25, 2019 at 18:14)
Trail Uktena
Great downhill, super fast, a lot of hairpin turns with berms. Great jumps and a wooden jump feature. Narrow trail. Definitely use a dropper seat post. Going uphill is not so fun.
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Emfabich (Aug 25, 2019 at 18:14)
Trail Uktena
Great downhill, super fast, a lot of hairpin turns with berms. Great jumps and a wooden jump feature. Narrow trail. Definitely use a dropper seat post. Going uphill is not so fun.
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Emfabich (Aug 25, 2019 at 18:14)
Trail Uktena
Great downhill, super fast, a lot of hairpin turns with berms. Great jumps and a wooden jump feature. Narrow trail. Definitely use a dropper seat post. Going uphill is not so fun.
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Emfabich (Aug 25, 2019 at 18:05)
Trail Spearfinger
Nice wide trail with great berms and rollers. Highly recommend taking it downhill!
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Emfabich (Aug 25, 2019 at 18:05)
Trail Spearfinger
Nice wide trail with great berms and rollers. Highly recommend taking it downhill!
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Emfabich (Aug 25, 2019 at 18:05)
Trail Spearfinger
Nice wide trail with great berms and rollers. Highly recommend taking it downhill!
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Emfabich (Aug 25, 2019 at 18:05)
Trail Spearfinger
Nice wide trail with great berms and rollers. Highly recommend taking it downhill!
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Emfabich (Aug 25, 2019 at 18:05)
Trail Spearfinger
Nice wide trail with great berms and rollers. Highly recommend taking it downhill!
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Emfabich (Aug 25, 2019 at 18:05)
Trail Spearfinger
Nice wide trail with great berms and rollers. Highly recommend taking it downhill!
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tiggervis (Jun 18, 2019 at 10:17)
Trail Kessel Run
This trail system is awesome! The climbs will test your fitness but you are so greatly rewarded with a beautiful downhill flow with plenty of jumps if that is your thing. Will be back soon
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bradbelec (Jan 28, 2019 at 19:02)
Trail Uktena
Loved it, lots of stuff to jump if you hit it right
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bradbelec (Jan 28, 2019 at 19:02)
Trail Uktena
Loved it, lots of stuff to jump if you hit it right
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bradbelec (Jan 28, 2019 at 19:02)
Trail Uktena
Loved it, lots of stuff to jump if you hit it right
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bradbelec (Jan 28, 2019 at 19:02)
Trail Uktena
Loved it, lots of stuff to jump if you hit it right
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bradbelec (Jan 28, 2019 at 19:02)
Trail Uktena
Loved it, lots of stuff to jump if you hit it right
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bradbelec (Jan 28, 2019 at 19:02)
Trail Uktena
Loved it, lots of stuff to jump if you hit it right
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MrDiamondDave (Nov 7, 2018 at 19:13)
Trail Uktena
This is my favorite DH at Fire Mountain
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MrDiamondDave (Nov 7, 2018 at 19:13)
Trail Uktena
This is my favorite DH at Fire Mountain
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MrDiamondDave (Nov 7, 2018 at 19:13)
Trail Uktena
This is my favorite DH at Fire Mountain
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MrDiamondDave (Nov 7, 2018 at 19:13)
Trail Uktena
This is my favorite DH at Fire Mountain
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MrDiamondDave (Nov 7, 2018 at 19:13)
Trail Uktena
This is my favorite DH at Fire Mountain
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MrDiamondDave (Nov 7, 2018 at 19:13)
Trail Uktena
This is my favorite DH at Fire Mountain
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Route Sections

1 Stage 1 - Spearfinger
2 Stage 2 - Kessel Run > Lazy Elk > Skilly
3 Stage 3 - Fire Tower
4 Stage 4 - Kessel Run
5 Stage 5 - Uktena

Trails in Route

Uktena2 miles
Spearfinger2 miles
Skilly2,759 ft
Skilly Return1,713 ft
Skilly3,366 ft
Skilly Return1,726 ft
Skilly1,670 ft
Tinker's Dream4,131 ft
Lower Tinker's Dream (One Way)433 ft
Uktena2 miles
Spearfinger2 miles
Fire Tower Trail4,948 ft
Uktena627 ft
Lower Tinker's Dream2,274 ft
Lazy Elk2,776 ft
Spearfinger2 miles
Kessel Run2 miles
Uktena377 ft
Spearfinger2 miles
Fire Tower Trail4,646 ft
Uktena377 ft

Details

  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Sunday June 6, 2021
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    20
More Stats for Atsila Gatusi (Fire Mountain) Enduro mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,091 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,232 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,238 ft
  • Grade max
    -36.4%
  • Grade min
    37.4%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Tinker's Dream
Nov 12, 2022 @ 7:19am
Nov 12, 2022
Uktena
Nov 11, 2022 @ 11:19pm
Nov 11, 2022
Spearfinger
Nov 11, 2022 @ 11:19pm
Nov 11, 2022
Kessel Run
Nov 9, 2022 @ 2:23pm
Nov 9, 2022
very dry with lots of deep leaf piles in the berms, tough to hold speed
Lazy Elk
Sep 30, 2022 @ 9:20am
Sep 30, 2022
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