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Bristlecone Loop Trail

 11 votes

5.7 Miles 9.2 Kilometers


50%

Singletrack

965' 294 m

Ascent

-972' -296 m

Descent

9,407' 2,867 m

High

8,458' 2,578 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Minor Issues

78 days agoUpdate

An excellent alpine adventure near Las Vegas.

Markk Knowles

Overview

An alpine MTB trail near Las Vegas is a rare find. While relatively short, it's big on scenery and fresh mountain air.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

Bristlecone Loop starts with a smooth dirt fire road ascent for the first 3 miles. The climbing is steady but the grade slight, enjoyable.... At the junction with the Bonanza Trail (No MTB's), Bristlecone Loop turns to singletrack. The trail alternates between smooth loamy to smooth hardpack to rocky limestone outcroppings.

Parking is facilitated from the top for the Upper Bristlecone Trail at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort and the Lower Bristlecone Trail trailhead on Scout Canyon Rd off Lee Canyon Rd.

Stay on the alert for hikers as this is a very popular hiking trail as well!

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Aug 27, 2017
JOSE LUIS BARRA HERNANDEZ
First time. After the top. The first mile it was not too easy. After that in the middle of the forest spectacular
Jul 12, 2017
Albert Yeh
Oct 10, 2016
Matt Phillips
Super fun trail! Some technical spots. First 3 miles rather boring on Lower Bristlecone but that all changes once you hit Upper. Watch for hikers! 5.7mi
Sep 27, 2016
Kathy Hess
Fun ride there were a lot of hikers 5.7mi — 1h 00m
Jul 24, 2016
AJR702 Collins
Roc's front tire was blown on his car. Blake 1.5 couldn't breath from the CA wild fire smoke. Found Blake at the exit he followed me on the street ... 7.3mi
Jul 9, 2016
James Koenig
I'm out of shape + 9 speed = great workout. upper (downhill) is very technical and had to be walked for the 1st section, rest was a breeze and show... — 1h 45m
Jun 3, 2016
Brandon Oxborrow
Aug 14, 2015
AJR702 Collins
Lady had a dog with cut paws. Fun ride, wooded section was crazy cool. Saw something big and fast. The rail walk way is fast and fun. Coming down t... — 1h 30m

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  4.3 from 11 votes

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#16

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Conditions


Minor Issues 78 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud, Fallen Trees - Lots of loose rocks and roots exposed from rain/mud slides. Lots of washed out trail sections.
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Cool single track. just not enough of it. Long fire road. For training purposes and alpine experience its cool. But i wouldnt write home to mother about it. Jun 1, 2016

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