3,022 ft
Distance
20 ft
Climb
-167 ft
Descent
00:03:23
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
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Winter and Summer
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #108 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 100 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Kitchel bike trail 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
    00:03:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:07
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Status:
on Jul 4, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (45 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 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
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • less popular
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      Kitchel Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Jul 4, 2021
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 9:26am
      Jun 2, 2021
      May 22, 2021 @ 10:29am
      May 22, 2021
      Mar 12, 2021 @ 4:15pm
      Mar 12, 2021
      Lots of braking bumps on the corners
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 12:45pm
      Sep 30, 2020
      Post rain so its a little slick. But there is a downed tree just before the berms.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 78 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 997 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 7,911 rides
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      Photos

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      95 |
      Apr 13, 2018 @ 6:06pm
      Apr 13, 2018
      347 |
      Jun 6, 2016 @ 11:24am
      Jun 6, 2016
      833 |
      Oct 5, 2014 @ 7:47pm
      Oct 5, 2014
      | 1 comments
      508 |
      Jun 23, 2011 @ 8:09pm
      Jun 23, 2011

      Routes with this trail

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      19 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      ILikeSubarus (Jun 12, 2019 at 10:27)
       Just a terrific way to end your ride.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      DavidZajko (Aug 16, 2020 at 13:47)
       Multiple massive berms with a few jumps in the middle. Great way to end your ride!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      BigElm (Aug 16, 2020 at 16:44)
       Great trail, however those marble rocks should be removed. In dry weather they slip easily and easy to ruin your ride.
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      youtuber Kitchel - Kingdom Trails - Northeast Kingdom...
      4:59 | 356 | Jan 13, 2020 , East Burke
      My best Kitchel run, Kingdom Trails
      1:06 | 657 | Jul 7, 2018 , East Burke
      Kitchel | Kingdom Trails | Burke, VT
      581 | Jan 4, 2018 , East Burke
      BIRTHDAY DASH by Riley Miller
      1:51 | 63 | Mar 24, 2017 , East Burke
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