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Bristlecone Loop Trail

 4.4 (15)

5.7 Miles 9.2 Kilometers


50%

Singletrack

965' 294 m

Ascent

-972' -296 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

9,407' 2,867 m

High

8,458' 2,578 m

Low

Shared By Markk Knowles

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Minor Issues 49 days ago
Muddy - gets washy and thick at the very end before you get to the part with the railing. History

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An excellent alpine adventure near Las Vegas.

Markk Knowles

Dogs Leashed

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Overview

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

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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Jul 30, 2018
Jeff Page
Mar 27, 2018
Ruben Cannondaler
Very intense trail, especially in late-march, when spring has made the trail slick with ice, and the ground is becoming mush with snow melt. 7.5mi — 5h 00m
Dec 14, 2017
Justin Field
Fell down the mountain and ran into a tree. All in all a great day. First ride on the new Santa Cruz.
Nov 21, 2017
Mark Slovak
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
Yun 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

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  4.4 from 15 votes

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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
Ruben Cannondaler
aliso viejo, CA
Ruben Cannondaler   aliso viejo, CA
If you want the most intense biking experience, come out here during late-march, when mother nature really throws everything at you, from slick-ice to mud. The elevation also plays into the workout, as it averages between 8800'-9100' and coming from sea-level, it is definitely a workout to be considered. Mar 30, 2018

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