“Designed as the easiest loop at Lurleen but lots-o-fun!”
— Richard Russell
This 4 mile optional loop is the latest addition to the Tashka Trail
System completed in June of 2012. The loop splits off from the Tashka Trail
within 350 ft. of the North Trailhead and travels in a southerly direction for approximately 2.3 miles, turns back to the north for the remaining 1.7 miles, and rejoins the Tashka Trail
within 150 ft. of the loop starting point.
The wide trail corridor and gradual elevation changes makes the loop suitable for beginners, as well as intermediate and expert riders. Day hikers and trail runners looking for easy access to a beautiful section of the Tashka Trail
System will find this loop exceptional. The loop is open for use in either a counterclockwise (described above) or clockwise direction of travel; however the beginner mountain biker will likely prefer the counter-clockwise direction.
This area was originally a horribly designed unmaintained hiking trail. We provided the authorities with a map of potential trail in this area and said that if we were allowed to improve the existing trails and add MTB trails, we would maintain them. They initially said "no" as they wanted an area for hikers only. Sometime later a group of hikers decided the trails were much too overgrown and set them on fire. Shortly thereafter we were offered the opportunity to build a trail there.