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Favorite Rock Fins along the trail
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Airline Loop

22.1 mi 35.6 km 3,251' Up 990.84 m Up 3,246' Down 989.27 m Down

Idaho City, ID
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Lightning Ridge Biking

  • 57 Miles 92 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 2 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 7 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Lightning Ridge - 8

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3.1 mi 5.0 km #1Alley
Difficult Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Difficult Difficult
Idaho City, ID
7.0 mi 11.2 km #2Scott Mountain #029
Difficult Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Difficult Difficult
Idaho City, ID
5.6 mi 9.0 km #3Onion Valley
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Idaho City, ID
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Idaho City, ID
15.0 mi 24.2 km #4Lightning Ridge
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Cascade, ID
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Cascade, ID
2.3 mi 3.7 km #5Granite Basin
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Idaho City, ID
5.8 mi 9.3 km #6Anderson Creek #040
Difficult Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Difficult Difficult
Idaho City, ID
14.3 mi 23.1 km #7Gooseberry FS641
Intermediate Intermediate
Idaho City, ID
Intermediate Intermediate
Idaho City, ID
3.8 mi 6.2 km #8Cow Creek Spur FS641b
Intermediate Intermediate
Idaho City, ID
Intermediate Intermediate
Idaho City, ID

Photos of Lightning Ridge - 11

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Looking down the ridge
Jun 16, 2015 near Idaho City, ID
Rock Fins along the trail
Jun 16, 2015 near Idaho City, ID
Climbing up Granite Basin
Jun 16, 2015 near Idaho City, ID
Important turn
Jun 16, 2015 near Idaho City, ID
Near the top of the Rocket Trail.
Nov 16, 2017 near Idaho City, ID
What the trail turns into past the Onion Valley junction (coming from Deadwood Reservoir), as of August 2019.
Aug 10, 2019 near Idaho City, ID
Near a meadow where the trails basically disappears, the GPS tracks are mere suggestions and just before loading the bike on my back on the really steep climb, at around 3.5 / 3.6 miles in (from Deadwood Reservoir).
Aug 10, 2019 near Cascade, ID
Top of the ridge. Worth the hike! Steep descent for a bit followed by even steeper, rocky and very loose soil; however, the next few miles until Onion Valley junction will be a blast! Getting out of Onion Valley is another story...
Aug 10, 2019 near Cascade, ID
Very steep on the way up and on the way down.
Aug 12, 2019 near Idaho City, ID
Final flat section of Alley. Just wild enough! Great views on the left (see next photo).
Aug 12, 2019 near Idaho City, ID
Final flat section of Alley. Views are impressive!
Aug 12, 2019 near Idaho City, ID
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