3 miles
1,631 ft
-246 ft
2 miles
High Point
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Thunder Mtn Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Kirkwood Mountain Resort
    Kirkwood, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

This is the easiest way to the Thunder Mtn Dh. It is a beautiful climb with amazing 360 views most of the way. It isn't overly long but it expect at about an hour to get to the top. There are some exposed sections of the trail and the last 1/8 mile is a steep section that is a hike a bike for most all riders.

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More Stats for Thunder Mtn Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,385 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,923 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,924 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,309 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2,736 ft
  • Distance flat
    402 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag whoisadam (Jul 19, 2018 at 19:25)
 This is one of the most beautiful climbs I have done to date. Just gorgeous. Climbed this trail up to Thunder Mtn DH in July. Beautiful wild flowers, vistas all around. The last bit of the climb is hike a bike it has lots of loose rocks and is steep. Highly recommend.

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