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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Tsali is a great trail system with trails that mix up flowy fun with some technical challenges. Be sure to check the trail use schedule before you head out. Mouse & Thompson and Right & Left Loop are open to mountain bikers and horses on alternating days so please respect the schedule! Bathrooms and water are available at the parking area. There is a $2 day use fee and camping is available.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Parking google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 4
      • 2
      • 9


      Open on Oct 12, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,870
      State Ranking
      #41
      Trails (view details)
      15
      Trails Mountain Bike
      15
      Trails Hike
      15
      Trails Trail Running
      15
      Total Distance
      39 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent
      7,228 ft
      Total Vertical
      502 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,195 ft
      Reports
      27
      Photos
      15
      Ridden Counter
      970

      Photos of Tsali Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Right Loop
      41 |
      May 17, 2018 @ 11:36am
      May 17, 2018
      Right Loop, Bryson City
      trail: Left Loop
      41 |
      Mar 7, 2018 @ 6:49am
      Mar 7, 2018
      Left Loop, My City
      trail: Thompson Loop
      33 |
      Oct 28, 2017 @ 3:45am
      Oct 28, 2017
      Thompson Loop, My City
      227 |
      Dec 8, 2015 @ 4:44pm
      Dec 8, 2015
      more photos »

      Tsali Recreation Area Mountain Bike Routes

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      Tsali (IMBA Epic)
      24 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #838984sehuffmantrailThompson LoopMedium sized downed tree in the last mile of...
      Oct 9, 2017 @ 4:22pm
      Oct 9, 2017
      user #992997CamPowtrailRight LoopDefinitely not a black diamond trail system....
      Aug 21, 2017 @ 9:10pm
      Aug 21, 2017
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1418590JwimmeraddridelogJan 2, 2019 ride log
      Jan 2, 2019 @ 10:30am
      Jan 2, 2019
      user #59562pbuser59562wishlisttrailLeft Loop
      Dec 31, 2018 @ 7:46pm
      Dec 31, 2018
      user #1690049bikerochaddridelogAug 4, 2018 ride log
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 2:38am
      Dec 29, 2018
      user #1216615tdibikeraddridelogNov 4, 2018 ride log and 1 more
      Dec 28, 2018 @ 4:15am
      Dec 28, 2018
      user #983668Pitch123addridelogDec 23, 2018 ride log
      Dec 23, 2018 @ 2:14pm
      Dec 23, 2018
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