1.5 miles
Distance
121 ft
Climb
-447 ft
Descent
00:16:58
Avg time

Thunder Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Oak Mountain State Park
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #13566 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • OSM Way

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Thunder is a highly rated 2 mile popular black diamond machine groomed trail located near Birmingham Alabama. This mountain bike primary trail can be used downhill primary and has a hard overall physical rating with a 121 ft black diamond climb. On average it takes 16 minutes to complete this trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Thunder mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -326 ft
  • Altitude min
    850 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,225 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,176 ft
  • Altitude end
    850 ft
  • Grade
    -4.035%
  • Grade max
    -45.147%
  • Grade min
    15.482%
  • Distance climb
    1,991 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    602 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:25
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Status:
on May 7, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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      Thunder Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 7, 2021 @ 3:59pm
      12 hours
      May 7, 2021 @ 3:58pm
      12 hours
      May 7, 2021 @ 3:58pm
      12 hours
      May 6, 2021 @ 5:41pm
      1 day
      Huge tree down
      May 6, 2021 @ 7:44am
      2 days
      Cleared the tree on Thunder that was marked on April 27.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 318 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,170 rides
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      Photos

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      May 7, 2021 @ 3:59pm
      12 hours
      138 |
      Aug 31, 2018 @ 7:53pm
      Aug 31, 2018
      119 |
      Aug 31, 2018 @ 7:53pm
      Aug 31, 2018
      109 |
      Aug 31, 2018 @ 7:53pm
      Aug 31, 2018

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      ajriding (Jun 2, 2019 at 7:50)
       Jumps n turns. Watch out for gap jumps w holes after takeoff ramp if u are putsing down.
      Not really a black until u go fast. Rideable by most anyone. But pros will enjoy it at intended speeds. Downhill only
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