13 miles
Distance
1,515 ft
Climb
-1,517 ft
Descent
1,149 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
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    93
More Stats for OMSP - Thor's Hammer mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    530 ft
  • Altitude start
    621 ft
  • Altitude end
    620 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -32.8%
  • Grade min
    30.9%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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  • Wet
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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North Lakes Connector Trail
Apr 2, 2021 @ 12:05pm
Apr 2, 2021
Drainage reporter
Thunder
Mar 28, 2021 @ 12:32pm
Mar 28, 2021
Tree down - overhanging path
Lightning
Mar 28, 2021 @ 11:54am
Mar 28, 2021
Ending gets squirrelly
Red Road
Mar 18, 2021 @ 4:15pm
Mar 18, 2021
Tree down . One part too big to move alone.
The Chimneys
Feb 21, 2021 @ 1:16pm
Feb 21, 2021
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