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Big Smokey Loop

Intermediate

Trail

13.7 mile 22.0 kilometer loop
0% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,185' 361 m
Descent: -1,183' -361 m
High: 7,904' 2,409 m
Low: 7,339' 2,237 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Alan Jacoby

A loop of doubletrack forest roads with some decent climbing and nice views.

Alan Jacoby

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Overview

This is a moderately strenuous loop for most riders. However, if you want more, you can combo platter it with Little Smokey Loop or Lookout Mountain Loop. Also nearby are the Little Antelope Valley Loop and Casa Diablo Overlook Ride which could make an epic day of riding in this area. All three rides stage from the same area and you can craft your own super duper loop. Big Smokey offers up fantastic views of Bald Mountain and the Owens River Valley early in the ride.

Description

The classic way to ride it is to do it clockwise. It's signed with the brown and yellow USFS signs. As you head farther south, you see a chalk mine to your left as well as Antelope and Glass Mountains. Later on as you start heading back west, The Sherwins, Laurel Mountain, McGee Mountain and Mt. Morrison present themselves. Overall, a relaxing ride over smooth doubletrack with moderate climbs and descents to keep you alert while you zen out.

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Aug 4, 2019
Ken Just
Ride with Ryan 15.8mi — 2h 33m
Aug 26, 2018
Matt Moss
Oct 22, 2017
Melissa Pamer

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 4 votes

#3079

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  3.0 from 4 votes
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#404

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#3,079

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Photos

View from the Smokey Loops.
May 11, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
Taking a break at a chalk bluff on the Big Smokey Loop
May 9, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
View from Big Smokey Loop
May 9, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
A great view towards Doe Ridge
May 9, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA

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