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
    #1534

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 Jun 15, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to kessel-run-92496 trailhead (35.489232, -83.331554)
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Kessel Run Trail Reports

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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.
Aug 22, 2017 @ 6:59am
Aug 22, 2017
Packed and flowy. This place is small, but a lot of fun for all levels. We will certainly be back! some great short but steep climbs on that Fire...
Jul 3, 2017 @ 9:45am
Jul 3, 2017
Fun flowy trails w berms and small table top jumps. Has some climbing area middle way so can't compare to ridge line. Rocky area is short so keep...
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Jul 29, 2017 @ 6:24pm
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Kessel Run, Knoxville

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