There are plenty of iconic descents out west (Whole Enchilada, Downieville, Monarch Crest) but I’m curious to know which eastern US descents are the best. I came up with a few, though clearly none of these offer nearly as much descending as the western picks.
About the only thing I have to add to this list is that there are numerous rad descents at Carvin’s Cove. There are 3-4 (maybe more?) descents off the top of the ridge that are truly ripping and seem to go on for a long time for how tall the ridge appears.
If you find yourself in NH check out the descents down hurricane mountain in N. Conway. One heads down hurricane mountain itself and is a wild ride. Another option is to ride down to Mt Cranmore ski area and then your choice of line decending down the ski area.
There are also other options as well as if you ride along the ridge line from the top of Hurricane Mtn.
One that looks exceptional to me is the technical Timber Ridge Trail in Virginia. You can link it up with the Shenandoah Mountain Trail and boom, you’ve got an epic ride. The stats don’t seem to hurt either, as there is 289 feet of climbing for a payoff of 2,830 feet of descent! Also +1 for Carvin’s Cove.