ElevationAscent: 958' 292 m
Descent: -957' -292 m
High: 1,974' 602 m
Low: 1,397' 426 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“A fast downhill tour of Lookout Mountain from Covenant College to Lula Lake Road, and back again.”— Nate Oster
These trails offer fast descents, rock bridges, boulders and even a few man-made features that incorporate the use of the natural formations of the land. It's named for the Prohibition-era moonshiners who used the area to hide stills.
You begin the journey on the college's old cross-country trails, which are doubletrack. After about a mile, riders reach the CCT, which is a more than three-mile descent to Lula Lake Rd. Partway down this trail, White Lightning trail (1.5 miles) forks to the left and it lives up to its name—it's a fast, smooth descent with some tight switchbacks and rock features incorporated into the trail. White Lightning reconnects with the CCT for a smooth jaunt to Lula Lake Rd.
Riding the CCT back toward the start, riders encounter Firewater (2 miles), which provides creek crossings over natural wood bridges. There are some very tight (too tight?) switchbacks on Firewater, so watch your speed. Bathtub Gin (0.5 miles) is an alternate trail off of Firewater that offers a short, intense experience with rock gardens and boulders.
At the end of Firewater, riders rejoin the CCT for the steady climb (at some points fairly steep) back to the top.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: Lula Lake Land Trust