2 miles
Distance
508 ft
Climb
-1,044 ft
Descent
00:17:29
Avg time

Kessel Run Details

  • Riding Area
    Fire Mountain Trail System
    Cherokee, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #1419 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Tons of perfectly built medium sized table tops and grade dips/reversals that are set up to land to bank and turn transfers. An absolute blast.

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More Stats for Kessel Run bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -536 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,313 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,895 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,895 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,359 ft
  • Grade
    -4.529%
  • Grade max
    -52.348%
  • Grade min
    42.729%
  • Distance climb
    4,348 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    524 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:29
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Status:
on Jan 1, 2019
Wet
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Kessel Run Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 12:34pm
      Jan 1, 2019
      Some soft spots, brake early and ride within your limits to prevent tread damage.
      Dec 17, 2018 @ 10:11am
      Dec 17, 2018
      Some slick patches of leaves. Watch your speed!
      Nov 21, 2018 @ 7:43pm
      Nov 21, 2018
      This trail is so epic and well designed but today it was buried in leaves. It is rideable but not the way it can be ridden when it is clear of...
      Jun 15, 2018 @ 11:30am
      Jun 15, 2018
      Dec 19, 2017 @ 10:04am
      Dec 19, 2017
      Trail was in good condition. Tons of branches all over but I tossed most of the large ones out of the trail.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 116 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 357 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 29, 2017 @ 6:25pm
      Jul 29, 2017
      Kessel Run, Knoxville
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      Jul 29, 2017 @ 6:25pm
      Jul 29, 2017
      Kessel Run, Knoxville
      92 |
      Jul 29, 2017 @ 6:24pm
      Jul 29, 2017
      Kessel Run, Knoxville
      73 |
      Jul 29, 2017 @ 6:24pm
      Jul 29, 2017
      Kessel Run, Knoxville

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