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Cole Loop Trail

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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
7.8 miles
Elevation
1653'
Rating
Forecast

Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Zach Blickman January 13, 2018 at 9:14 amA little choppy and a few stretches with a touch of gumbo, but overall it's riding great.
  • Brennan Morrow January 9, 2018 at 8:25 amDefintly muddy
  • Mike Schmeiske December 22, 2017 at 5:25 pmRode this today clockwise from the Skull Hollow Trail climb and was in great shape for the descent down to the fenceline/private property boundary. From there, the bottom half or so is pretty bumpy from the hooved traffic, but not so loose it's unrideable.
  • Brian Coop November 29, 2017 at 3:49 pmWe rode the east side of this loop (not shown on the map) up from the Skull Hollow TH to avoid the usual road climb. It was medium horsey early on, but actually got pretty good as we came around Pine Ridge until we tied back into Rd 57. Adds 5-5.5 miles to the Smith/Gray ride, so if you're looking for a little more mileage (but no additional climbing) it's actually a pretty good option.
  • Brennan Morrow September 22, 2017 at 9:17 amConditions are perfect out there right now.
  • Zach Blickman May 20, 2017 at 10:13 pmNot too bumpy, wildflowers are out. This is a great +/fatbike ride!
  • Brennan Morrow May 1, 2017 at 6:26 amConditions Perfect. Cattle Chop is much less now. Be aware there is a Horse event May 5th 6th 7th on gray butte, not a good weekend to ride .
 

Trail Description

Cole Loop is an optional loop which you can add to your ride around Grey Butte. It was historically a horse trail, but certain times of the year — winter and spring — it’s in good shape for mountain biking.

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Trail Reports » Cole Loop

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  1. Zach Blickman says:

    A little choppy and a few stretches with a touch of gumbo, but overall it’s riding great.

  2. Brennan Morrow says:

    Defintly muddy

  3. Mike Schmeiske says:

    Rode this today clockwise from the Skull Hollow Trail climb and was in great shape for the descent down to the fenceline/private property boundary. From there, the bottom half or so is pretty bumpy from the hooved traffic, but not so loose it’s unrideable.

  4. Brian Coop says:

    We rode the east side of this loop (not shown on the map) up from the Skull Hollow TH to avoid the usual road climb. It was medium horsey early on, but actually got pretty good as we came around Pine Ridge until we tied back into Rd 57. Adds 5-5.5 miles to the Smith/Gray ride, so if you’re looking for a little more mileage (but no additional climbing) it’s actually a pretty good option.

  5. Brennan Morrow says:

    Conditions are perfect out there right now.

  6. Zach Blickman says:

    Not too bumpy, wildflowers are out. This is a great +/fatbike ride!

  7. Brennan Morrow says:

    Conditions Perfect. Cattle Chop is much less now. Be aware there is a Horse event May 5th 6th 7th on gray butte, not a good weekend to ride .

  8. Brennan Morrow says:

    Conditions good. Cattle chopped up the trail a bit last year when muddy, so there are some speed bumps present.

  9. Brennan Morrow says:

    Cattle have hit the trail in muddy conditions making trail very choppy for about 50% of trail

  10. Brennan Morrow says:

    Dirt is perfect! Cow are gone. No mud. Trail is mostly packed smooth like a race track.

    1. Erik Santner says:

      Did you enjoy the Cole loop? We took that south side that one time….how is the rest?

  11. Brent Edens says:

    Such a good descent in the clockwise direction! One on the most beautiful around.
    Getting a bit on the dry side. There are a couple of short sandy sections and a bit of horse chunder, but totally worth getting on!

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