Coler: Thunder Dome Lap

Coler MTB Preserve West is loaded with wood features and also the only dual slalom run in this part of the country.

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
10 km
Ascent
172 m
Descent
172 m
Low Point
328 m
High Point
377 m
Gradient
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Coler: Thunder Dome Lap Map

Description

Coler MTB Preserve East rewrote the manual for mountain bike trail construction, and now Coler MTB Preserve West has added a new chapter with the premier of the Natural State’s first dual slalom downhill course.

Sure, it’s cool chasing your friends’ KOM or QOM Strava segments, however, there’s nothing like going head to head against your racing buds.

Case in point, when you’re cranking out pedal strokes at what you know has to be as fast as humanly possible; if this is a Strava segment you continue pushing on. But, head to head, when you see that you are closing in on the real wheel of your competition, you always seem to able to dig down a little deeper and find whatever it takes to pull ahead. You don’t experience this real-time adrenaline surge on Strava.

But even if you are merely freewheeling it solo down the slalom course, packed with high banked turns, rollers, and drops, it will still be a sweet candidate for many do-overs.

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Drops
  • Wooden Feature

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