Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Nevada with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

11 hours ago

It looks like the trail has been closed off at The Narrows since 2016. There is a huge fence barricade with a dozen signs to keep out. Someone said they crawled around the fence, but someone must have reinforced it because there was no way of getting around without climbing a mountain. Total bummer because all the good stuff is past the fence.


Great hike and a perfect day to do this open spaces hike. No water. In any of the creeks. Beautiful vistas and unexpected views of Vegas at the top.

Running short on time, but wasn't ready to head off to work. This trail is great that it's so easy to access, not a whole lot of people, good distance from housing and has a good incline that you can get into. Nice view from the top.

5 days ago

This walking trail is really great for dogs. It’s flat and wide and no barbed wire fencing to be seen anywhere around it. It definitely gets you away from the sound of traffic and into nature. The trail is no longer flooded and is actually very dry despite the recent rain and snow. I only saw one other gentleman on the trail with his dogs. It does run next to a railroad with active trains for quite a ways. Really awesome walk!

Really fun trail! Doesn't take too long before the sounds of the freeway are drowned out by the wind through the pine needles, sounds of the creek and the birds singing. Yes, there is a pretty good grade to climb, but you are going from Washoe Valley into the mountains. I didn't make it all the way too the lake, the snow covering the trail was knee high in a few spots and I was uncertain on which way the path went. Had a great time!

Really nice walking trails, conveniently located. Beautiful view at the top of the lookout and loved the smell of horses throughout. Not a hike!

Great walk with amazing views. I wouldn’t call it a hike. It’s a circular gravel path. My dog loved it. Only gave it 4 stars because you can’t really escape the street noise and a lot of the views are industrial.

Fun hike that's close to town. Lots of people out on a warm Sunday afternoon. Trail was pretty soupy in 5-6 spots from the rain and snow melt. Lots of footprints churning up the mud. Once in the tree line trail was very slick on the inclines. Waterfall was very pretty, as was the rest of the hike. Trail head is far enough from major roads that there was no sounds of town, only rushing water from the creek the whole way. Interesting to see where one of the recent fires affected and stopped.

Nice trail but difficult to maintain. Several trails branch, sending you in the wrong direction

scenic driving
8 days ago

Beautiful drive!. We wanted to go hiking but it was raining all day. We decided to drive the scenic trail and then went into a few diff trails and snapped some pictures. We were all impressed and will visits red rock again!!.

Just moved here from South Dakota and I’m loving all the nature and trails! You forget that you live in such a big city when you get out here. So beautiful and calm. Lots of wildlife too

A very nice walk

March, 07, 2018

Depending on what time of year you choose to take this loop will determine where to begin. I personally start at Upper and work my way up through to the peak and then descend into Lower so the end of my hike is a casual walk among nature. If you decide to start at Lower and ascend to Upper be careful toward the middle and end of March (like right now as I am writing this review). The sun only hits certain portions of the trail so if you’re going middle to end of March when the temperatures are still frosty (23 degree when I got there this morning at 0700) but gradually warm up there is A LOT of freezing and thawing out along the trail so be careful of the snow turned ice along the trail especially when you enter a decline. If you do not have the greatest grip or balance I recommend starting from Upper during the end of winter and proceeding to Lower. It is a lot easier to loose balance and brace yourself forward then loose your balance and brace yourself falling backwards especially on an decline descending from Lower to Upper. Any other time of the year either portal is fine. It just becomes personal preference at that point. Lower is 100% a fire access road until the bend that takes you to Upper or Bonanza. From that point from Lower it is another 1/2 mike or so of fire access road and then it gradually starts to incline into Upper and twists and turns up and down. Should you choose to get all the “work” out of the way in the beginning and start from Upper then the first 1 mile or so is pretty easy. Just a steady incline and mixed with elevation change and depending on what shape you’re in, you’re lungs will notice. I’m athletically fit but with a 50lbs backpack on and full gear (during winter) I am huffing and puffing, but don’t worry; I’m not going to blow any houses down. Once you make it inward there is a major switch back incline that is going to be the beginning of the constant incline that is Upper Bristlecone. Be mindful as during the Spring and Summer months there are wild horses who roam this trail in this area. LEAVE THEM ALONE. Mother horse is a stickler for aggressive behavior like any mother would be. Watch your footing. It can get rocky and uneven at times. Be aware of large roots growing out of the ground too. Wouldn’t want Groot to grab you and cause a stumble. I’ve mountain biked this loop as well so be mindful of that as there may be MTBers. It takes me roughly 1.5 hours to mountain bike this loop and it takes me 2.5-3 to hike it at a casual pace with a quick stop here or there for photos for my blog. Other than that be sure to hydrate and apply sunblock and enjoy yourself.

NOTICE: December through March there is a pay station below the parking road. It is $5 but I have personally never paid since I am not using the ski lodge and I am there for the trail. Mention that and they might let you on through. Cannot speak for every tenant who works it.

I love this trail I hate this trail. It’s a 5 Star during this winter months and a 3 Star during the summer. It’s a wide flat trail until it meets up with the upper half. It’s partly shaded and with pretty Mountain View’s not at all challenging during spring, summer, and fall conditions. Now in the winter months when southern Nevada gets good snowfall this trail is a 5 Star the character of this trail becomes amazing. It’s wide trail is easy to follow and you can walk a snow path in a safely without fear of getting lost. I highly recommend this trail in the winter and the whole loop any time of year.

Fine, if you like pure desert hikes. Spends a little too much time along the highway , and is mainly a mountain biking trail.

Fun hike! Ton of wildlife. Road runners, coyotes, many jack rabbits and many little critters. Beautiful views all around.

fantastic trail for anyone in Reno. I love the sound of the creek as you hike.

Hiked with young kids, views were amazing.

want a quick hike, this is it...the view at the top is awesome!

Good ride, the whole park is fun and easily navigated. This is a great lap trail for after work with semi fast areas and moderate climbs.

17 days ago

Nice hike!
Few runners and bikes but not overly packed with people.
Some snow and mud. Shoe chains helped in the few inches of snow on the ground.

This is a nice hike. We had a few inches of snow on the ground and icy areas you should be careful with.
The Dry Pond is pretty dry. It's more of a puddle with the potential of holding some water.

Great loop route with spectacular westerly views of Lake Tahoe. We hiked through approximately 6” of fresh snow which was fine. Beautiful forest.

Awesome! Great trail with some amazing 360 views if you make it to the top!

trail running
19 days ago

Couple inches of snow once you get in the trees but mostly dirt and mud on the way up. The trail can be easily followed and navigated. Recommend good traction on your shoes since the mud and snow can get a little slick on the steeper slopes. Great run! Especially coming back down! Enjoy!

Love the view from up top. I wouldn't call this trail easy, but it is doable even for out of shape people like myself.

Easy trail...didn't see any wildlife but some birds. The area seems full of dead plants and trees. Sad to see people don't know how to clean up after themselves or their dogs.

trail running
22 days ago

Good trail to run but you have to dodge a few mountain bikes along the way.

Stunning views on Red Rock and on Las Vegas. Trail is not marked good enough so it is beneficial to control the way by using GPS in AllTrails app.

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