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Intermediate/Difficult
 3.5 (10)

A loop along the west side of the Franklin Mountains.


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Map Key

11.1

Miles

17.9

KM

Singletrack

5,016' 1,529 m

High

4,326' 1,319 m

Low

1,206' 368 m

Up

1,075' 328 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

This is a long and winding trail that runs along the base of the mountain range with numerous climbs and descents. This is a very rocky trail with numerous technical areas. Make sure you take plenty of water if you are attempting the full loop.

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Shared By:

Stu Chaffey with improvements by Geoff Wiseman

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 10 votes

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  3.5 from 10 votes
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#461

in Texas

#15,944

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Tom Mays Bike Loop
Feb 26, 2014 near Westway, TX
Near the start of Lower Sunset Trail, on the far southern end
Jan 19, 2021 near Westway, TX
Tom Mays Bike Loop
Feb 28, 2014 near Westway, TX
Brutally cold - but, still better than being at work!
Jan 18, 2018 near Westway, TX

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Dec 17, 2020
Daniel Cano
Super fun first 5, 6 miles the rest is an agony painful hike your bike! 12mi — 2h 17m
Feb 12, 2020
Daniel Green
Took short cut 2 5.4mi — 1h 10m
Oct 20, 2019
Jeff Curry
Aug 24, 2019
Marco Gonzalez
7h 30m
May 2, 2019
Bruno Ward
Oct 31, 2018
Daniel Cano
Mar 4, 2018
Pepe Pumas
Dec 26, 2017
Evan Ely
I only rode the east side of this loop, but I have no idea why anyone would ever ever want to end a ride with the climb up that road. Terrible. 6mi