7.0 miles
1,692 ft
-1,724 ft
Avg time

Thompson Loop Details

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  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

Some stream crossings and old logging roads. Mixed pine and hardwood forests at Tsali are easily recognized on this trail. Some old homesites. Neat part of forest with tall hemlocks and rhododendron, not typical of the heavily logged areas at Tsali. More great lakeshore singletrack riding with long, gradual hills. Some really great fast gravel road sections.

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More Stats for Thompson Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -32 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,715 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,096 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,792 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,761 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3.1 miles
  • Distance down
    2.9 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,138 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Routes with this trail

Kelso Tuesday Night Race Course #3 - 2016 -
4.5 miles

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