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The Hurl

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 3.5 from 2 votes
black  Difficult from 1 vote
Rank: #42 in the Lake Mead and Las Vegas area
#51 in NV, #4,174 Overall
Views: 411. Last 30 days: 18
Trail near Las Vegas,  area, 
“The most technically challenging trail in the Cottonwood Trail System.”
Markk Knowles on Jul 29, 2013
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3.55.7 milesKilometers 616’188 m Ascent 4,021’1,226 m High 7% Avg Grade (4°)
Singletrack Type -632’-193 m Descent 3,480’1,061 m Low 18% Max Grade (10°)
The Hurl is the trail to test your climbing and descending skills in very rough terrain. There are no big drops, but a great many rocky obstacles that require almost constant attention.

This test piece can be ridden in either direction - if you're starting from the town of Blue Diamond climb, "Puke Hill" then turn right onto The Hurl. This way (IMO) the climb is impossible without a good bit of walking, those with super human skills can reduce the walk time I am sure. If you're starting from the Hwy 160 side, the climb is possible, even by mortals. Either way the descent is memorably enjoyable.

This is one ride where an adjustable seat post will be appreciated.
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4.6 (7)
Challenging and technical; a popular Las Vegas area trail system.
near Las Vegas, NV
4.0 (8)
An excellent romp that starts with several miles of moderate climbing and gre...
near Las Vegas, NV
3.8 (5)
A great 10+ mile ride that encompasses a large portion of the trail system in...
near Las Vegas, NV

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 4.3 from 3 votes
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Top of the hill for the start of The Hurl (Las Vegas, NV)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Near the high point of the Hurl (Las Vegas, NV)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Nearing the drop into the west side of The Hurl (Las Vegas, NV)
 3.0 from 3 votes
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 2.7 from 3 votes
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 2.7 from 3 votes
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