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Twilight Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (9)

The big XC loop around Twilight Trail Network


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Map Key

10.6

Miles

17.1

KM

Singletrack

5,118' 1,560 m

High

4,366' 1,331 m

Low

1,037' 316 m

Up

1,037' 316 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

If you are looking for outrageous climbs, this trail is not the place. There's not any insane downhill nor any bomber drops, horrendous rock gardens nor any technical ledges. Nope, none of that nonsense.

Twilight Loop is a great XC ride through the desert with moderate climbs & descents through and around the rolling hills and washes off Hwy. 157 going to Mt. Charleston.

This is the trail the Twilight Zone Ride was made from. It adds some uneventful slow climbing and extra mileage to the loop as it parallels up above Kyle Canyon Road for some measure. A great way to add more buck into your bang over riding Twilight Zone trail.

Follow the trail that drops off the NW side of the parking area that flows around the foothills in front of you. Stay left until you come to the sharp right up the embankment. Once at the top turn sharp left and follow the trail west. The climb is slow & steady until you peak at the intersection of Lucky Strike Rd. Cross the road, the singletrack becomes difficult to follow at times through this stretch.

As you round the north side of the trail you encounter a watering hole down to your right, this is Grapevine Spring, a good place to take a break and scout around. From there follow the trail east as you round the mountain then south. At the cairned 4-way intersection turn left riding straight back to parking.

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Markk Knowles

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  3.8 from 9 votes

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  3.8 from 9 votes
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#9,150

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Photos

There are a few small drops
Aug 18, 2013 near Summerl…, NV
Twilight Zone trail
Aug 18, 2013 near Summerl…, NV
Hey! Is tha a new IMBA shirt that guy is wearing as he hides from the intense summer sun?...Why, yes it is!!
Aug 18, 2013 near Summerl…, NV
The desert is harsh in summer.....some don't make it through...
Aug 18, 2013 near Summerl…, NV
On the back side of mountain after crossing the wash.
Jul 22, 2018 near Summerl…, NV
One of several bike "sculptures" along the way to keep your eyes peeled for.
Aug 18, 2013 near Summerl…, NV

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Dec 31, 2020
Eric Volk
Neat trail, had a difficult time following the loop at first, did some of Twilight zone and loop 6.4mi
Oct 24, 2020
Daniel Vazquez
Such a fun trail. The climbs are worth it. 10.6mi — 1h 45m
May 16, 2020
Jacob Landers
Took the alternate rout. Wish I had more legs that day. Fun ride with the loose gravel parts. 5.3mi
Oct 7, 2019
Christopher Robin
Oct 2, 2019
Dan Samford
Jun 21, 2019
Craig Statucki
May 27, 2019
Don Childrey
10.6mi
Apr 5, 2019
Gerardo Flores