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5. Tempest Trail

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 4.7 (3)

A downhill only trail from top to near bottom with numerous berms and features.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

Singletrack

928' 283 m

High

352' 107 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

576' 176 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

Tempest is nearly a mile in length and was the first hand built downhill-specific bike trail. It is fast and challenging with a couple of rock drops (with optional ride-arounds), wooden features over snowmaking pipes and streams (easily rideable), and three gravity fed rock gardens, which gives it an expert rating for mountain bikes. There is a sweet spot through each rock garden and when you find the right line, you can lean back and skim right on through.

It starts at the top of the chair lift and shares some short stretches with Pitch Pole near the top. Partway down the mountain it crosses Pitch Pole and during the bottom section, it intersects or runs by the Jibe Trail, Freebooter Trail, Hornswaggle Trail, and 22 Tacks Trail. It ends in the middle of the Bitter End Trail after having dropped almost all the way back down the mountain.

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Ed Parrot

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 3 votes

#7

in Camden

#5612

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  4.7 from 3 votes
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#7

in Camden

#43

in Maine

#5,612

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Camden Snow Bowl, view from the Overlook near the top of the Tempest and Pitch Pole trails
Sep 4, 2013 near Camden, ME
A placid entrance gives no hint of the berms and jumps that wait just around the corner.
Aug 27, 2013 near Camden, ME
Northern end of the Freebooter Trail at Camden Snow Bowl, near Tempest and the top of Jibe.
Sep 4, 2013 near Camden, ME
The top of the Jibe Trail at Camden Snowbowl. Tempest Trail comes down from the left in the picture.
Sep 4, 2013 near Camden, ME
Tempest Trail on Camden Snow Bowl - do I take the jump or go around?
Sep 4, 2013 near Camden, ME
Near the bottom section of Hornswaggle Trail at Camden Snow Bowl
Sep 4, 2013 near Camden, ME

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