December 30, 2015
For those looking for a super technical trail, this is not it. Tsali is a very flowy and fast trail system with little in the way of technical challenge (although there are still a couple tough climbs and some minor rocky sections/stream crossings).
What I like most about Tsali is that there is a campground right at the trailhead and that each trail is extremely easy to follow with very little need for any planning or a map.
Trails are multidirectional, but best route to ride IMO is Right loop to overlook to left loop. Mousebranch and Thompson are ok but the left loop downhill from the overlook is sweet.
So basically if you want technical hike-a-bike type stuff then head on over to some of the trails in pisgah. But Tsali remains a gem for beginners and intermediate riders or anyone looking for a fast and flowing ride with moderate elevation change.
LNSP, Tanasi, Dwelling, Explorer at Rope Mill