Thunderbird Lake Clear Bay

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.28 out of 5
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Intermediate
15
miles

Singletrack
↑ 4,600 ft
↓ 3,200 ft
1,151
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Climbing trail with steep drop_ins, switchbacks, sand, and did i mention climbs. 1000ft elevation change in 8+ miles.
added by Guest December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (27 total check-ins)
  Stephen Taylor Pierce   on Dec 2, 2015
  Kev Burden   on Nov 21, 2015
  Kev Burden   on Nov 14, 2015
  RoadWarrior   on Nov 6, 2015
  ruinx   on Oct 4, 2015
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Reviews (18)
 

Singletrack


November 7, 2015
 
Review: Whole system was in great shape! Lot of recent brushing, and trail maintenance. Gold loop is definitely in the advanced category. Had my 120 mm forks set a little soft due to injured shoulder, and kept blowing through the travel.

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Granny Gear

September 7, 2015
Cr8ter Granny Gear  
 
Review: Labor Day 2015- Green, Yellow trails are in fair shape with some very sandy spots due to lack of moisture. Red Trail was in bad shape very overgrown and lots of deadfall limbs. My son and I moved a lot of limbs from trail. Still with all that we had a great time.

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Granny Gear

July 31, 2015
 
Review: Fun trail, I would give it a lower rating because it is way overgrown and not too well taken care. Came home with a million ticks, and poison ivy to too it off. Probably will be a lot more fun in the fall, which is why I gave it 4 stars. Worth a try without all the weeds.

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Gramcounter

January 26, 2015
 
Review: Great trail. Lots of climbing with some fun fast downhills. Sandy, but not terrible. Pretty well marked. I only got confused a couple times when I took a bypass and was re-joining the main trail (gold loop)

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Gramcounter


January 18, 2015
Jlsemple Gramcounter  
 
Review: Rode part of the gold trail yesterday. There were a few sandy spots, but not too bad. Riders have packed down the fallen leaves so if you are not very familiar with the trail you won't have too many surprises. Good variety for different levels of riders and well marked with bail outs.

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Gramcounter

October 5, 2014
Newbomb51 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great trails!! We took the green to blue route and bailed about 3/4 the way through the blue trail because my legs were spent. Still a new rider but was able to handle most everything that blue had to offer. Loved the drop in!! It seemed that there was an equal amount of uphill to downhill and the great part was that the downhill was first. The trail gets pretty sandy in some areas but nothing that can't be handled. Look forward to catching the rest of the trails sometime soon.

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Bunny Hop

May 27, 2014
 
Review: Good, long trails. Can be sandy. Show up with a "workout" mindset and you will enjoy it more. We rode all the trails in a couple hours time before we ran out of light and the last hill climb was brutal. Legs were burning. Had a great time, but a lot of work for a day of play.

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Poseur

September 26, 2013
ktann Poseur  
 
Review: Good trail when it's cleaned up. Lots of overgrowth right now and sand. Trail maintenance starts October 1st. 2013. Love riding there lumber yard is fun.

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Singletrack


May 3, 2013
Jared13 Singletrack  
 
Review: Great trail design with excellent signage.
Decent climbs with some really steep drops (in and out of washes). This trail doesn't have the rock spines Lake Murray had, but it had other great natural features.

Similar Trail: Lake Murray

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Poseur

March 25, 2013
 
Review: Trail is now just short of 19 miles. It has about a hundred feet of climbing per mile which means a 100 ft of decents every mile.

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Thunderbird Lake Clear Bay MTB Trail 4.28 out of 5 based on 18 ratings. 18 user reviews.
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