Thompson Dam

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.50 out of 5
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Intermediate
10.0
miles

Singletrack
365
elevation (ft)

Network
2:17
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
Some double track but usually with people with dogs. Well marked single tracks with plenty of switchbacks and elevation changes. Reasonably difficult and fun.
added by jbrown5870Granny Gear
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (7 total check-ins)
  Patrick Deforge   on Sep 30, 2018
  PauleHolloway   on Aug 14, 2018
  PauleHolloway   on Aug 14, 2018
  Patrick Deforge   on Jul 13, 2018
  Erik Nasinnyk   on Jun 19, 2018
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Reviews (5)
 

Gramcounter

August 19, 2018
 
Review: After another visit and more experience, overall a good (albeit technical) trail system, that just needs a little TLC to be great. Some trees impassable without stopping and carrying the bike, which is frustrating, because there is a lot of good cruising out there. Still can't figure out what you're supposed to do once you hit the loading dock, provided you are going clockwise around the trail, as the path seems to end.

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Granny Gear

August 14, 2018
 
Review: Great 6 miles straight away flat ride. Double track road...first half mile us rocky..then it turns real smooth!

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Gramcounter

July 13, 2018
 
Review: Wasn't expecting much, as I was aware the area was known for hiking, but the trail, which wraps (if you choose the long route) all the way around the lake was great. Could use a chainsaw crew at a couple of parts for pretty big trees that were down, and the rangers I ran into admitted as much. Trail is extremely bipolar--at times you'll be crushing right along, but make sure you have a finger or two on that brake, because suddenly it will turn into a rock bed at the bottom of a slope. And there's a number of steep descents and ascents, too, and barely any of them were smooth. Second half (east side of looking at a map) was a lot of walking. I don't care who you are, parts of the trail there were not meant for two-wheeled apparatuses. One odd part, which another reviewer mentioned, is at some point the trail spits you out onto a road, and it's not clear how you're supposed to get back onto the trail. Fortunately, another rider helped me out, but I was about to call the park rangers. This would be way on the north side. Be cautious if it had rained recently, reason being, we haven't had a drop in at least a week, and some parts were still pretty slick.

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Granny Gear

February 26, 2017
Roadie128 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Some parts are fun and easy, but the northeast bit is very technical with lots of boulders. Overall, it is very well maintained and a great place to ride.

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Granny Gear

September 6, 2014
mikewestz Granny Gear  
 
Review: Some parts are laid back but on the east side of lake Thompson gets vet technical with large boulders. Good views of the lake and farm land. All around a good ride almost all single track to circumnavigate the lake have to ride on red bridge road for about a half mile to make the trails meet.

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Thompson Dam MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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