Telephone Loop Details
One of the oldest trails in the area, double track for the most part, and usually lots of mud unless it's really dry out. The steepest sections are in the east end. The west end past the junction with Long Distance is not great. Tom Snow is the only trail in the area that is wet more often than Telephone Loop, which should tell you something. If you're going to ride the whole trail, wait until late August or into September when it's not quite as sloppy.
The trail is rated blue 'cause it's not beginner-friendly, not because it's very technical or steep.
CCW: access the trail from the east part of the West Bragg parking lot. There are signs and maps to guide you.
CW: access is off of the access road west of the parking lot, or get to it from Bragging Rights.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Telephone Loop mountain bike trail
Altitude change184 ft
Altitude min4,616 ft
Altitude max5,231 ft
Altitude start4,616 ft
Altitude end4,800 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat1,284 ft
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Telephone Loop Trail Reports
Sep 16, 2017 @ 4:56pm3 days
|Lots of mud. Horses also decided to walk trough there so it's basically a swamp. Gets better and the single tracks are still dry. Would go...|
Aug 16, 2017 @ 6:23pmAug 16, 2017
|Fresh bear scat at the north end of telephone east, south of the long distance turn off|
Jul 10, 2017 @ 6:48amJul 10, 2017
|Large Leaning tree still on the first 1/3 of the trail. Completely Dry. Full HD.|
Jul 4, 2017 @ 8:15amJul 4, 2017
|there is a large fresh tree leaning in the first third, making the headroom tight. One mud puddle, otherwise dry or tacky. Lots of overgrowth due...|
Jun 29, 2017 @ 9:38amJun 29, 2017
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