This is a classic Black Mountain trail and was featured in Freehub Magazine's Pisgah Photo Book: Issue 6.3.
Kitsuma is a point to point singletrack trail that has a machine groomed tread in most parts. A steep, punchy switchback filled climb follows a set of spines from Ridgecrest Conference Center in Black Mountain, NC to the parking lot of Old Fort Picnic area. It can be accessed from the base at Old Fort Picnic Grounds or the base of the upper climb.
Two parking areas - Kitsuma parking lot via Royal Gorge Rd or Old Fort Picnic Area. The climb from Old Fort picnic area can be either up Old Hwy 70/ Point Lookout Trail (USFS gated paved greenway next to Piney Grove Church) or Mill Creek Road (paved then turns to grave) for a longer climb.
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More Stats for Kitsuma mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,061 ft
Altitude min1,606 ft
Altitude max3,151 ft
Altitude start2,667 ft
Altitude end1,606 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat1,014 ft
Avg reverse time00:01:02
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Kitsuma Trail Reports
Oct 2, 2017 @ 5:49amOct 2, 2017
Sep 22, 2017 @ 9:00amSep 22, 2017
|Some awesome trail maintenance workers are taking care of a very eroded trail. You will be amazed at the improvement!|
Aug 27, 2017 @ 7:05pmAug 27, 2017
|Mostly dry with some small mud puddles. Few sections rutted out but great experience for my first ride there!|
Aug 9, 2017 @ 10:36amAug 9, 2017
Aug 3, 2017 @ 5:53pmAug 3, 2017
|All clear. Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps)|
Routes with this trail
|Kitsuma Shuttle Run||5 miles|
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