Thunderbird Lake Clear Bay

   
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15
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
↑ 3,200 ft
↓ 4,600 ft
6.3
avg mph
54
ridden
23
wishlist
1:22
avg time

Network
AVERAGE RATING
4.42 out of 5
About This Trail
added by Guest on December 31, 2002
 
Climbing trail with steep drop_ins, switchbacks, sand, and did i mention climbs. 1000ft elevation change in 8+ miles.
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allforgod52 on May 27, 2014
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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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ktann on September 26, 2013
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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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Jared13 on May 3, 2013
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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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sigletrack32 on March 25, 2013
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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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danmatchett on September 15, 2012
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Review: Drove 3 hours to check out the trail- it certainly didn't disappoint. We did the red, gold, and blue loops (my favorite being the gold). Be really careful of the sand around corners or at the bottom of some of the drops. Some parts of the trail were certainly neglected (branches, sand, no markers) but overall it went well

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Sldpulr on December 31, 2011
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Review: Great trail! Lots of mile markers and the trail is marked great! Did the green, yellow, and red trails today. There was a grouchy runner on the yellow trail that wouldnt yeild but still a great trail.

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tassajara_connor on March 13, 2010
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Review: this is a great trail i love it!!!! i live in norman so i go here most i recently rode the gold loop and loved it some diffacult climbs but mostly all doable. and im 14 years old. i wud highly reccomend not riding gold alone. i went down a couple times but nothing bad. great trail quadzilla is awsome along with rollercoaster and dragoos ragoo

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nickgilley on November 29, 2009
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Review: I rode this trail for the first time before Thanksgiving. HAD A BLAST. The trail is wonderfully marked with bypasses and mile-markers, along with color-coded arrows. Several miles have been added since the orig map (to the gold loop) and it caught me off guard when it got dark. That's where one of the bypass/bailouts came in handy. Some good technical sections and some nice little kickers for some air time (if you want it). I just moved to OKC and this is the 3rd trail I have ridden, but I would rate this baby the BEST of the three so far. There are a few sandy spots in the beginning that were a little frustrating, but we made it through without issue. A big thanks to anyone that helped with the making of this trail and to the trail steward(s) for the 5 Star maintenance.

* Review edited 2/1/2011

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rusty6174 on February 6, 2008
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Review: The best trail in Oklahoma. I rated it very difficult due to length and technicality. There are some sections that are barely rideable. The reviews of this trail on MTBR are useless. Be sure you plan a several hours if you want to ride it all. You may get lost. The trail maps posted are inaccurate. Over 17 miles long. Look for the expert section of the blue loop. Ride it and love it.

Similar Trail: The Womble trail in Mt. Ida, Arkansas

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jeff82 on November 21, 2005
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Review: Sandy if it hasn't rained in a while. The teeter totter is fun. Make sure you stall at the top to wait for it to go down. I learned the hard way....A good trail....Great aerobic workout with some fun drops

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dauw on August 20, 2005
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Review: Sweet mostly wooded singletrack. Heck of a workout if you ride all 17 miles. I skipped the teeter-totter since I was alone (yeah, that's it), and has come cool drop-ins on the Expert loop. Huffy hill made me huff, but the climbs were never that long. Some sandy corners. One made me eat my lunch. A little dropin with sand in the bottom made me eat lunch a 2nd time. There are some technical spots, some small rock gardens, small drops, etc. Access to the lake too. Reminded me of Lk. McMurtry tied together, but more twisty. Will ride again for sure.

Similar Trail: Lake McMurtry

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Guest on April 5, 2005
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Review: I have ridden here many times and love all of it. The teeter totter scares me, but my friends tell me I'm a wuss. My favoriyte parts are the canyons around the teeter totter, the red hill climb and a crazy drop with a hard right turn and a short climb at the bottom. great trail but not as cool as old draper was in its hey day

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Thunderbird Lake Clear Bay MTB Trail 4.42 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. 12 user reviews.
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