3,022 ft
Distance
22 ft
Climb
-150 ft
Descent
00:03:25
Avg time

Kitchel Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Kingdom Trails
    East Burke, Vermont
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Snow Grooming
    Groomed Smooth
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Winter and Summer
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #109 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #17743 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 65 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Owner
    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 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -130 ft
  • Altitude min
    891 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,021 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,021 ft
  • Altitude end
    892 ft
  • Grade
    -4.3%
  • Grade max
    -22.9%
  • Grade min
    11.7%
  • Distance climb
    384 ft
  • Distance down
    2,454 ft
  • Distance flat
    164 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:43
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on Oct 31, 2022
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Avg: 4.15 (54 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Kitchel Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1,932 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 12,435 rides
      • Last: Sep 9, 2022

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      141 |
      Apr 13, 2018 @ 6:06pm
      Apr 13, 2018
      445 |
      Jun 6, 2016 @ 11:24am
      Jun 6, 2016
      952 |
      Oct 5, 2014 @ 7:47pm
      Oct 5, 2014
      | 1 comments
      630 |
      Jun 23, 2011 @ 8:09pm
      Jun 23, 2011

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      fyi00 (Sep 15, 2022 at 16:55)
      Phenomenal
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 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
      ILikeSubarus (Jun 12, 2019 at 10:27)
      Just a terrific way to end your ride.
      [Reply]





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