Tsali - Left Loop

Dillsboro, North Carolina

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If you like some spice in your cruising, then Left Loop is the ride for you. It’s just as fast as the other loops in Tsali, but it twists back and forth a good deal more with some excellent 4-foot berms laid in many of the inside corners. Outside corners often hide tricky off-camber rock sections just on the other side that can cost you big if you’re not paying attention. The descent down from the overlook is fast and treacherous with a nasty switchback at the bottom over big rock slabs. Tread: 9.2 miles of singletrack; 3 miles of old gravel road.
Mountain Biking North Carolina

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Mountain Biking North Carolina

by Timm Muth (Falcon Guides)

If you like some spice in your cruising, then Left Loop is the ride for you. It’s just as fast as the other loops in Tsali, but it twists back and forth a good deal more with some excellent 4-foot berms laid in many of the inside corners.

Outside corners often hide tricky off-camber rock sections just on the other side that can cost you big if you’re not paying attention. The descent down from the overlook is fast and treacherous with a nasty switchback at the bottom over big rock slabs. Tread: 9.2 miles of singletrack; 3 miles of old gravel road.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Dillsboro
Distance: 12.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,800 feet
Top Elevation: 2,000 feet
Local Contacts: Fontana Village (800) 849-2258
Local Maps: USGS Noland Creek
Driving Directions: Directions to Tsali - Left Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

11/25/2009
1

Just got back Today thanksgiving. This is the most beautiful trail i've ridden. i have been riding about six months. All around for someone like me it was quite challenging because of some of the climbs. besides that very easy just don't get to close to the edge


7/24/2009
0

This trail is a very easy but fun trail to ride, it can be fast, it is scenic, but just because it is an easy ride, this doesn't give you "carte blanche" to be gung ho, cos there are places on this trail with very little room for error. This is a great loop for riders just wanting to exercise, but it not suitable for for tech riders. And this trail can get very busy, I was lucky that I got an early start, but as arrived back at the trail head, a bus with about 20 kiddies arrived with bikes, so be prepared to be up someone's arse, or have someone up yours. I recommend doing this loop together with the right loop, and starting as early as possible. Ride Safe www.mountainbikemayhem.com


10/19/2005
0

WOW It's a must do trail for everyone. Great views, not to difficult. Bring a camera - you will want to take some pictures I have heard about these trails for years, and I can say it was worth the drive.


8/12/1999
0

The fastest dedicated singletrack in NC. Not technical, not dificult, but boy can you ride fast on this hardpacked tread. go early in the morning before the crowds and you'll be glad you did.



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