3 miles
Distance
1,631 ft
Climb
-246 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Thunder Mtn Trail

Thunder Mtn Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Kirkwood Mountain Resort
    Kirkwood, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #24468 in Mountain Biking

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.

Bike Park

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Thunder Mtn Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,385 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,923 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,924 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,309 ft
  • Grade
    8.473%
  • Grade max
    -35.589%
  • Grade min
    36.239%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2,736 ft
  • Distance flat
    402 ft
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Status:
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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Thunder Mtn Trail, El Dorado Hills
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Thunder Mtn Trail, El Dorado Hills

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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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