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Thunder Rock Express

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 62' 19 m
Descent: -446' -136 m
High: 1,605' 489 m
Low: 1,209' 369 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Hall

A fantastic descent on tight singletrack.

Kevin Hall

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Description

Thunder Rock Express is either one of the best descents or tougher climbs in the Tanasi trail network. It is usually done as a descent from the Chestnut Mountain Loop down to road FS45.

The descent is well graded, but has a bit of loose rock on the trail. Be careful, as the trail is narrow and built into a steep mountainside with sharp drops to the side.

The trail starts about halfway around the Chestnut Mountain loop and ends on Forest Service Road 45. From there, hikers usually take a left onto FS45 and climb to West Fork Trail to reconnect to Chestnut Mountain Loop.

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