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Level: Intermediate
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,403/969 ft
Total: 134 riders
 

Mountain Biking Thunderbird Lake Clear Bay

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#5 of 63 mountain bike trails in Oklahoma
#836 in the world

Climbing trail with steep drop_ins, switchbacks, sand, and did i mention climbs. 1000ft elevation change in 8+ miles.

First added by alvin.santoy on May 9, 2020. Last updated May 9, 2020. → add an update
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Hwy 9 east of Norman, OK toward Thundbird Lake 12+ miles, turn left(north) at Clear Bay 3/4 mile. Trailhead marked on right with maps thru out
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  • 93Cannondale
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    Lots of smooth flowing Singletrack. Be sure to download a current map as new trails have been added. There are about 25 miles now.

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  • GregInSticks
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    Trails are in great condition, but the area is full of ticks and poison ivy this time of year. Be sure to use Deet and avoid the yellow trail. There are fields of poison ivy around it!

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  • Chase Cheatwood
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    Exceptional trail system. New signs are great and the plaid for the win. If you want to get lost, go on the gold trail.

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  • Gmacster
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    There is a lot of trails to ride. Easy to not so easy. There's even a gold course for the brave of heart.

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  • HoneyHam
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    3-10-18
    Crew rode here and it was great ride!
    newer maps and signs and tacky dirt on some newer trails - Been a 2yrs since rode here - it felt good to be back on it.
    the best trail in the OKC metro by far.

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  • Dylan lynch
    *****

    Great trail system with lots of option for riders notice yesterday it was remarked in a lot of areas making it easy to get around best in Oklahoma that I have seen

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  • HoneyHam
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    great winter trail
    bring your legs for the climbs and sand - but its all good.

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  • Chase Cheatwood
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    If you like a nice challenge with long trails, this is the place! Amazing wood features with a teeter totter that will kill you if you hit it wrong.

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  • Casey Shepherd
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    Pretty good trail system. Not great but good. Some technical stuff and boards to ride. I recommend skipping the teeter totter though, I consider my 3rd child a miracle after miscalculating this evil contraption. Not overly exciting but long enough to warrant the trip down for a long ride.

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  • wfool
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    I took a ride here while visiting family. It was a lot of fun. There are several challenging features and a few climbs. The red trail was overgrown after the road, but other than that it is a great trail to ride

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  • Vicnewman
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    Exceptionally well maintained trails. Well marked. 14 miles of semi-advanced "expert" trails. The risky stuff is well marked and has bail outs to avoid the tougher obstacles. Make sure to hit the new Plaid section and the Gold sections "lumber yard" - lots of impressive carpentry work! Not much rock. Mild elevation changes - enough to keep it interesting.

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  • captainjackal
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    Pretty mellow overall with a couple good hurls here and there, Primary color trails are basic including PLAID which isn't on the map but left me wishing I had a higher gear. Gold is the oldy but goody. Coupla crazy ladder drops and varying environments made for a rewarding 10 miles! Coming from CO it was refreshing to just barrel around for hours without a break for oxygen.

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  • Lisa Zimmerman
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    Green and yellow are in great shape. Ran across a handful of potholes at the bottom of som drops on the red trail and ended up flying over the handlebars. Lots of wildlife. We saw turkey, deer and a rat snake that refused to leave the trail initially. My husband came out covered in tiny ticks. Still fun!

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  • MTBCrash29
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    Rode it during the summer, Not a good idea. I don't think the trails are maintained during the summer. Lots of down trees and broken obstacles. May have been due to storms. Came out with over 100 ticks on my legs. Locals say that it is mainly a winter trail, but what a waste if that is the case. Plenty of potential if it is maintained all year long.

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