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Upper Bristlecone Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (5)

Very good singletrack winding through the alpine forest in the Spring Mountains.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Singletrack

9,404' 2,866 m

High

8,679' 2,645 m

Low

135' 41 m

Up

731' 223 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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Description

Alpine singletrack goodness through the Spring Mountains. There are a few somewhat sketchy limestone outcroppings and a few roots to watch out for, otherwise the trail is smooth flowing singletrack. Prefered direction is counter-clockwise from the Lower Bristlecone Trail. You could also skip the fire road and ride out & back just on this trail.

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

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Markk Knowles

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 5 votes

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Trail Rankings

#91

in Nevada

#9,706

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The intersection between Bristlecone Loop and the longer Bonanza Trail. Approx. 9000' in elevation. Extremely arduous bike ride that ripped apart my thigh muscles.
Mar 28, 2018 near Pahrump, NV
Great views just before the downhill.
Jul 6, 2019 near Pahrump, NV
A smooth section of the Upper Bristlecone Trail
Sep 15, 2014 near Pahrump, NV
Upper Bristlecone Trail
Sep 15, 2014 near Pahrump, NV
Taken March 27, when the trail really destroys you and your bike.
Mar 28, 2018 near Pahrump, NV
Me and my first MTB at the start of the singletrack, spring mountains in the background
Oct 8, 2013 near Pahrump, NV

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Oct 30, 2020
Mountain Biker
Sep 8, 2019
Jason Bressler
6.5mi
Aug 9, 2019
Chris Samuelson
May 29, 2017
Alex O-T
2.3mi