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43 mi 70 km of trail 1 Featured Ride

Easy Trails 0 Trails Intermediate Trails 2 Trails Hard Trails 6 Trails

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Favorite Rock Fins along the trail
Extremely Difficult

Airline Loop

22.1 mi 35.6 km • Loop • 3,251 ft Ascent 990.84 m Ascent

(2) Idaho City, ID

Trails in Lightning Ridge - 7

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3.1 mi 5.0 km #1Alley
Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Difficult
3.1 mi 5.0 km Idaho City, ID
10.4 mi 16.7 km #2Airline
Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Difficult
10.4 mi 16.7 km Idaho City, ID
1.0 mi 1.5 km #3Rocket Trail
Intermediate
Cascade, ID
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.5 km Cascade, ID
7.0 mi 11.2 km #4Scott Mountain
Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Difficult
7.0 mi 11.2 km Idaho City, ID
5.6 mi 9.0 km #5Onion Valley
Extremely Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Extremely Difficult
5.6 mi 9.0 km Idaho City, ID
15.0 mi 24.2 km #6Lightning Ridge
Extremely Difficult
Cascade, ID
Extremely Difficult
15.0 mi 24.2 km Cascade, ID
1.4 mi 2.3 km #7Granite Basin
Intermediate/Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
1.4 mi 2.3 km Idaho City, ID

Photos of Lightning Ridge - 11

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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
Near the top of the Rocket Trail.
Nov 16, 2017 near Idaho City, ID
Rock Fins along the trail
Jun 16, 2015 near Idaho City, ID
Final flat section of Alley. Views are impressive!
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
Very steep on the way up and on the way down.
Aug 12, 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
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
Important turn
Jun 16, 2015 near Idaho City, ID
Looking down the ridge
Jun 16, 2015 near Idaho City, ID
Climbing up Granite Basin
Jun 16, 2015 near Idaho City, ID

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