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Kitsuma/Youngs Ridge Trail #204

 2 votes

4.7 Miles 7.5 Kilometers

 

77% 

Runnable

Singletrack

659' 201 m

Ascent

-1,756' -535 m

Descent

3,165' 965 m

High

1,607' 490 m

Low

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

All Clear

85 days agoUpdate

An amazing section of ridgeline trail with good views. As an added bonus, this is located close to town.

Brandon Thrower

Overview

Features: Fall Colors — Spring — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife

Runner Notes

Watch for bikers. This is a famous stretch of mountain bike trails, and they fly down it!

Description

The trail starts at the Kitsuma Trailhead and heads through a gentle forest road next to Interstate 40. The trail then starts a quick climb, heads up 14 steep switchbacks, and continues climbing to Kitsuma Peak. After the initial ascent, runners will enjoy a mellow but quick downhill before being greeted by the second, steep but short climb. After this climb, you'll enjoy running along a beautiful, mellow ridge where you are greeted with some nice views of Mt. Mitchell before you start the descent down to the Old Fort Picnic Area.

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in North Carolina

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