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Lightning

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Trail

0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 52' 16 m
Descent: -252' -77 m
High: 787' 240 m
Low: 584' 178 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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A real-deal gravity trail in the heart of the Southeast.

Leslie Kehmeier

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features Drops/Jumps

Lightning is downhill only.

Description

Lightning offers unique and challenging features in a gravity-style setting. This trail is not cross-country, but rather an optional, purpose built, one-way downhill flow trail.

Access to the Lightning trail is via a climb on Group Camp Road from the intersection with Garrett

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Apr 12, 2020
Nicolas Munoz
I'm new to MTB, one month in, i did the trail and completed it, crashed in the last jump, was super fun!
Jul 7, 2019
Peter White
Very fast! Extremely exhilarating!!
May 6, 2019
Jonathan Rover
Apr 4, 2019
Robert Banner
What a blast, best I've riden in a while! 1mi
Dec 15, 2018
Michael Shapin
Aug 26, 2018
Lucas Moebes
Don't take the warnings at the beginning lightly, I ignored them and almost went off the mountain! Lightning is really fun even when you're almost… 0.7mi
Mar 18, 2018
Joel Turner
Fun trail! Very impressed with all the work done on these trails.
Dec 2, 2017
Patrick Etheridge

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  4.8 from 34 votes

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Photos

Bill Lea catching "mandatory air" on Lightning Ridge
May 14, 2013 near Indian…, AL
The upper section of Lightning
Mar 27, 2013 near Indian…, AL
Gaby Bayhi grinds up the Gulch for another run on Lightning Ridge!
May 14, 2013 near Indian…, AL
My bike stares wistfully down the trail, dreaming of sweeping berms and catching air with reckless abandon.
May 14, 2013 near Indian…, AL

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