13 miles
Distance
2,758 ft
Climb
-2,758 ft
Descent
1,225 ft
High Point

This ride is all about the trails Thunder & Lightning. Warm up on North Lakes ConnectorTrail to the Red Road. Climb to the start of Thunder - the price you have to pay for the fun to come. Descend Thunder to the Camp Road. Cross the Camp Road to the start of Lightning. After flying down Lightning turn right on Garrets Gulch which flows in the The Chimineys. Cross the BMX track road to Cat Dog Snake to the Red Road. A left and quick right before the North Trailhead takes you back onto the North Lakes Connector Trail back to the parking.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for OMSP - Thor's Hammer mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    570 ft
  • Altitude start
    594 ft
  • Altitude end
    594 ft
  • Grade max
    -69.621%
  • Grade min
    69.621%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,195 ft
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Trail transparency
      First drop in years.
      First drop in years.
      trail: Lightning
      0:16 | 197 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Aug 29, 2017
      My first "big" huck in five years.
      oak mtn lightning trail
      oak mtn lightning trail
      trail: Lightning
      2:38 | 379 | comments: 9 | favs:
      Nov 1, 2012
      me & Chris rippin
      Oak Mountain
      Oak Mountain
      trail: Lightning
      1:14 | 126 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 28, 2015
      White Lightning Run

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Red Road
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 11:14am
      Jan 6, 2019
      Cat Dog Snake
      Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:54am
      Dec 12, 2018
      The Chimneys
      Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:54am
      Dec 12, 2018
      Garrett's Gulch
      Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:54am
      Dec 12, 2018
      North Lakes Connector Trail
      Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:54am
      Dec 12, 2018
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