3,855 ft
49 ft
-220 ft
Avg time
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Lightning Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All Season
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
  • OSM Way

The trail starts with a test- a skinny with a 2 ft. drop to give you an idea of what you're getting into. This is optional, but recommended way to test how prepared you are for the trail ahead. Lots of Flow! Immediately the trail drops into medium rollers and doubles, winding it's way back down the mountain with steep downhills, and a brief rolling climb. Lots of opportunities for big air. There is an optional drop 1/2 way down. The trail finishes in switchbacks coming down the mountain with some good berms.

Ideal bike: 5-6in Trail bike

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More Stats for Lightning mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -171 ft
  • Altitude min
    676 ft
  • Altitude max
    861 ft
  • Altitude start
    861 ft
  • Altitude end
    690 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    517 ft
  • Distance down
    2,831 ft
  • Distance flat
    507 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Lightning, Birmingham

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