November 28, 2011
Downhill Madness! Plenty of roots, large rocks, creek crossings, extremely steep rocky sections, drainage ditches, logs, obstacles, jumps, and even a few (avoidable) gap jumps.
Classic Western NC mountain Biking! This is rough backcountry singletrack - not for beginners. Fairly treacherous when wet or leaf covered.
There is a roughly 1.5 mile climb on a gravel road once you get through the first downhill section, but the rest of the trail is virtually all downhill - down down down- for 10 miles!
For the full downhill, It's not 1 continuous trail, and there are lots of intersections with multiple routes, so make sure to go with someone who knows the way.
Its a mix of: singletrack (60%), Fire road (30%) and gravel road (10%)
The Full run we took was about 10 miles, but the trail crosses 3 spots on the road (181) where it could be boken up into smaller sections.
Crazy Fun, but I need to go back in spring / summer when everything isn't completely buried in leaves.
A shuttle from the bottom is HIGHLY recommended.* Review edited 11/27/2011
Kitsuma, Old Fort NC