3,912 ft
Distance
40 ft
Climb
-215 ft
Descent
00:06:49
Avg time
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Lightning Details

  • Riding area
    Oak Mountain State Park
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Season
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #1280

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

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lightning mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -174 ft
  • Altitude min
    682 ft
  • Altitude max
    864 ft
  • Altitude start
    864 ft
  • Altitude end
    690 ft
  • Grade
    -4.457%
  • Grade max
    -14.156%
  • Grade min
    16.11%
  • Distance climb
    607 ft
  • Distance down
    2,984 ft
  • Distance flat
    321 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:49
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on Nov 4, 2017
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Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Nov 10, 2014 @ 6:41am
Nov 10, 2014
Lightning, Birmingham

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