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Fire On The Mountain

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (63) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A loop at the newly opened Fire Mountain Trail System accessed from the Oconaluftee Trailhead.


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5.2

Miles

8.3

KM

100%

Singletrack

2,927' 892 m

High

2,237' 682 m

Low

737' 225 m

Up

737' 225 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Overview

This is a new trail system built by Trail Dynamics, sponsored by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. It has excellent flow and most switchbacks are bermed to keep speed and momentum with super radius and curvatures.

Description

Most trails are easy to intermediate with one "Advanced" segment. I only rode the beginner-intermediate route this time. The plans are to expand already.

This loop, as seen on the elevation graph, begins on Tinker's Dream and is almost entirely up for the first half on Lazy Elk and Spearfinger. Followed by a fun descent that starts on the northern half of Spearfinger onto Uktena and back to Tinker's Dream.

Go and enjoy!

Contacts

Shared By:

Mike Eagan with improvements by Larry Conger

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 63 votes

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Photos

Huge berms near bottom on the trail.
Jul 28, 2017 near Cherokee, NC
Spearfinger Trail - Fire Mountain - Cherokee, NC - 8/20/2017.
Sep 11, 2017 near Cherokee, NC
Uktena to Tinker's Dream to Kate's Wave - Fire Mountain Trails - Cherokee, NC - 11/11/2018
Nov 17, 2018 near Cherokee, NC
Riding over the bridge on Kessel!
Sep 1, 2017 near Cherokee, NC
Scenic vista on Lower Tinker's Dream at Fire Mountain in Cherokee, NC.
Aug 24, 2020 near Cherokee, NC
Really well constructed trails, these guys did a great job and created a wonderful asset for the WNC MTB community!
Sep 1, 2017 near Cherokee, NC

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May 18, 2022
Josh Macfarland
5.2mi — 1h 30m
Sep 30, 2021
Lucas Hall
Aug 23, 2021
Zhixi Deng
Aug 12, 2021
Skylar Cook
Aug 4, 2021
Scott Nolan
Jul 31, 2021
Troy Hierlmeier
Jul 14, 2021
William Haden Chomphosy
Several large trees down on Uktena and Spearfinger 7/14.
Jun 15, 2021
Jeff Hutchinson-Smyth