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This is the full Thunderstruck ride with all 3 segments.


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3.2

Miles

5.2

KM

100%

Singletrack

2,265' 690 m

High

1,243' 379 m

Low

78' 24 m

Up

1,100' 335 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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Dogs allowed but NOT recommended due to narrow and steep nature of trail. One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Overview

Though only 3.2 miles, this full descent is a workout for both your legs and upper body! Rocky, steep and lots of "texture".

Need to Know

Upper Thunderstruck in particular is a challenging trail with serious consequences. Consider wearing a full face helmet and also body armor.

Description

Thunderstruck starts off with a BANG right from the beginning. If you don't like the look of the entrance, don't attempt this trail!

This is not a typical trail, but a mix of the vision of 5 different world-class IMBA builders: Josh C., Joey K., Chris O., Tyler and Diddy. Each section has their feel.

The trail starts machine-built, transitions to narrow, rough hand-built, and then finishes with machine-built. As you descend, the difficulty goes down as well, which you'll appreciate since your arms and legs will be burning!

History & Background

This trail is built to honor the CCC heritage of Cacapon and we used the ACC (Appalachian Conservation Corps) to hand build large portions of the trail. Thunderstruck was also built using RTP funds from WV DOT!

Contacts

Shared By:

Mark Hoyle

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Boy Scouts working with bike and trail running group putting in the work for a great trail!
Sep 23, 2018 near Berkele…, WV
Bif S turn berms on Lower Thunderstruck.
Jun 10, 2022 near Berkele…, WV
Cruising down Get-On-Up.
Sep 23, 2018 near Berkele…, WV
A line on Lower Thunderstruck.
Jun 8, 2022 near Berkele…, WV
Finish Upper Thunderstruck with a BANG!
Jun 10, 2022 near Berkele…, WV
Rocky area of Lower Thunderstruck climb.
Jun 8, 2022 near Berkele…, WV

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