9 miles
Distance
2,138 ft
Climb
-2,140 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This is a variation of a popular loop that eliminates climbing UP Braggin' Rights. It ends up being a great warm up to get to the Merlin trail head rather than grinding up Braggin' Rights from the parking lot while dodging people coming down Braggin' Rights.

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  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Merlin-Reconnect-Long distance mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,619 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,621 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,619 ft
  • Grade
    -0.004%
  • Grade max
    -28.875%
  • Grade min
    30.921%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,574 ft
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Merlin DH August 23, 2017
Merlin DH August 23, 2017
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Aug 24, 2017
Fast and Flowy on Merlin View Trail
Fast and Flowy on Merlin View Trail
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Jul 9, 2017
Merlin View CCW DH Only
Merlin View CCW DH Only
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Jun 1, 2017

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Merlin View
Dec 10, 2017 @ 8:13pm
8 hours
Was on the fat bike without studs today. Summer conditions for 90% of the trail with multiple, very short icy sections. Plus 14 degrees at 2pm. A number of folks were on mountain bikes and seemed to be having fun, albeit struggled on the short sections of ice. Overall, amazing day out and if the weather continues to be warm, will be taking the mountain bike out next week.
Braggin Rights
Dec 5, 2017 @ 9:12am
Dec 5, 2017
Rode a XC bike with no studs but even on a studded fat bike it's probably not worthwhile as it gets much worse at Merlyn
Telephone Loop
Oct 31, 2017 @ 5:03am
Oct 31, 2017
Rode Telephone / Long Distance loop monday. Probably a dozen or more tress down still, but none that will catch you by surprise.
Reconnect
Oct 28, 2017 @ 8:56pm
Oct 28, 2017
Almost entirely dry and good shape
Long Distance
Oct 26, 2017 @ 10:42am
Oct 26, 2017
Rode on October 26 From Disconnect southbound, multiple trees down now forcing either over or go-arounds.
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