Fire Mountain Trail System

5.00 out of 5
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↑ 1,900 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Machine Built, fast flowy trail system. Lots of bermed corners, lots of climbing to enjoy the downhill.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (5)
System Trails (5)
Fire Tower
Kessel Run
Lazy Elk
Local Info & Nearby Trails
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Trail Check-ins
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (75 total check-ins)
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  woodsrider   on Sep 21, 2019
  CyberBomb   on Aug 25, 2019
  dlaido   on Jun 28, 2019
  Carrie Carpenter   on Jun 4, 2019
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Reviews (7)

Granny Gear

August 25, 2019
Review: Saw this as way to get away from my in-laws while staying in Gatlinburg. Turned out to be a blast! The climb had me sucking wind because I live below sea level, but once at the top the effort was worth it. It would take a long time to experience all of the possible lines at this place. I'll never be as good a rider as the folks who say these trails are boring.


November 8, 2018
Review: Fun machine built trail system with good flow, legit downhill no hike a bike. You have a couple of uphill options starting w a 900' climb then 3 downhill, one being a one way downhill treat, Kessel.

Similar Trail: WNC trail system

Bunny Hop

September 8, 2018
OffTheWall Bunny Hop  
Review: Great flow perfect for my entry level XC hard tall that I ride more like an aggressive full-sus


June 28, 2018
Aubeez Gramcounter  
Review: Fire Mountain trail system is a blast. I loved the climbs they can provide a great workout. Kessell Run is a fast and flowy and my favorite part of the mountain. My wife is a beginner and had little problem riding most of the trail system without walking. I ended in the parking lot with a huge smile on my face. It was very worth the trip to Cherokee NC!

Bunny Hop

November 12, 2017
Shoeyjosh Bunny Hop  
Review: Wanted to add 5 stars !

Bunny Hop

November 12, 2017
Shoeyjosh Bunny Hop  
Review: Great flowy trails! Try biking all the way to the tower on top of the mountain for a great view and very challenging ride. Kessel's run is my favorite because of the table tops and rock garden, but all of the trails have their pros.

Similar Trail: Ridgeline

Granny Gear

November 10, 2017
Review: Incredibly well done, pro-built trail system with tons of good flow. It's relatively small, but definitely check it out if you're in the area. Trails are wide and relatively new with giant berms at the many switchbacks. Everything starts with an 850ft climb, but the ride down is worth it. Kessel Run is the best non-bike-park downhill I've ever ridden, all smooth berms, rollers, and well-designed table tops. It's like Ridgeline in DuPont SF, but smoother, with real jumps, and 50% longer.

Similar Trail: Ridgeline, DuPont SF

Fire Mountain Trail System MTB Trail 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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Feature Article
Fast, Fun Flow on the New Fire Mountain Trails in Cherokee, NC
Mountain Biking Nantahala National Forest