3,022 ft
Distance
20 ft
Climb
-167 ft
Descent
00:03:13
Avg time

Kitchel Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kingdom Trails
    East Burke, Vermont
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #108 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Kingdom Trail Association

Kitchel is one of Kingdom Trails’ Top Ten trails in the Trailforks Global Trail Rankings. The ranking is done by an algorithm that takes into account a number of uniform criteria that defines popularity amongst trail users world-wide.

Kitchel is where the Kingdom started. It was one of the very first trails, hand built by a gang of young bikers, initially without permission from the land owner. Fortunately he and other land owners saw the potential and the Kingdom Trail Association was born.

Kitchel is a groomed, hand built trial with the most awesome swoops and berms from top to bottom. The surface is hard packed and smooth and with sufficient speed you will pull incredible g-forces through the berms.

Access Info

Kitchel is a downhill trail only. It starts on Sugerhouse Run at the top, travels more or less straight down Darling Hill, parallel to East Darling Hill Road, and spills out on the Vast at the bottom, right above the start of Downtown.

Disclaimer

Kitchel is a downhil trail only.

More Stats for Kitchel bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -146 ft
  • Altitude min
    880 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,033 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,026 ft
  • Altitude end
    879 ft
  • Grade
    -4.8%
  • Grade max
    -30%
  • Grade min
    11.5%
  • Distance climb
    502 ft
  • Distance down
    1,850 ft
  • Distance flat
    669 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:13
  • Avg reverse time
    01:40:49
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Status:
on Oct 13, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (33 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to kitchel trailhead (44.588050, -71.956020)
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      Kitchel Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 11:13am
      Oct 13, 2019
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 7:05am
      Oct 13, 2019
      Sep 17, 2019 @ 12:05pm
      Sep 17, 2019
      reporter
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 6:27am
      Sep 14, 2019
      reporter Dry, running good
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 2:04pm
      Sep 3, 2019
      reporter Trails are dry with some wet spots after Sunday’s rain. But overall good to ride
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 178 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 2,726 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,397 rides
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      Photos

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      50 |
      Apr 13, 2018 @ 6:06pm
      Apr 13, 2018
      265 |
      Jun 6, 2016 @ 11:24am
      Jun 6, 2016
      200 |
      Apr 13, 2016 @ 8:53am
      Apr 13, 2016
      283 |
      Sep 20, 2015 @ 6:02am
      Sep 20, 2015

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag ILikeSubarus (Jun 12, 2019 at 10:27)
       Just a terrific way to end your ride.
      [Reply]

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