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Ash Canyon Trails

Intermediate
 4.4 (11) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Well designed local trails with a variety of interesting terrain and scenic views.


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6.4

Miles

10.2

KM

95%

Singletrack

5,616' 1,712 m

High

4,845' 1,477 m

Low

895' 273 m

Up

895' 273 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Overview

This is only one of many combinations that can be made of the several connecting trails throughout the area. There is now a trail which connects Ash Canyon to King's Canyon (Ash Canyon to Kings Canyon Trail) allowing for an epic, all day loop that could connect to the Longview Trail and the EZ Trail at C Hill.

Need to Know

There is a possibility of encountering rattlesnakes during the warmer months so be cautious, especially if taking your trail dog along.

Description

Start on Foothill Road just off of Winnie Lane west of Carson City. Go LEFT through the wooden gate and around "The Pit."

Cross over the paved bike path and continue west on the Jackrabbit Trail. Continue straight or keeping left at most major intersections.

The trail will pass by a lone tree, up an off-camber climb to the right on the Postal Trail and over a small rise.

Continue on the trail heading west, toward the mountains. The trail will cross a couple of dirt roads and will make a sharp left onto the Deer Run Trail and across some minor rocks. Here you'll go through a G-out at a dirt road - stay RIGHT at this intersection and continue heading west towards the mountains.

You'll go up some easy switchbacks on the Baldy Green Trail continuing west towards the mountains.

At the top of the rise, there is an armored intersection, go straight here (going RIGHT takes you to Evidence Trail Switchbacks or Capitol Bridge Trail).

Continue on the Four Day Trail into the trees. At the next major intersection go LEFT and head down to the Ash Canyon Road. You'll exit singletrack on to the road briefly around a left turn past a small stream.

At the top of the rise, there is a parking area to the LEFT and the start of the Creek Trail. Follow this down keeping to the LEFT at the next intersection (soon will be the new trail over to King's Canyon).

Continue on the Creek Trail. Be careful of hikers with dogs coming up the trail.

At the end of the Creek Trail, go straight or LEFT, either way will lead you across the road to the Connector Trail and back to the Deer Run Trail.

Go through the G-out or dip again and at the next intersection stay LEFT onto the Seven Steps Trail. Ride it until you rejoin the Jackrabbit Trail and then you'll come out on the paved bike path again.

Go across the bike path and stay right around "The Pit" and back to the parking lot.

History & Background

Ash Canyon was an option for a route to Lake Tahoe over 100 years ago although it was probably not the first choice because of its steepness near the top. You may see four wheel drives and ATVs heading up Ash Canyon Road to go fishing at Hobart Reservoir or just to get up near Lake Tahoe.

Shared By:

Dan McCoy

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  4.4 from 11 votes

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Photos

Ash Creek Flow Trail in spring (it's green for about a week ;-)
Jun 14, 2016 near Carson…, NV
Armored intersection - go straight to the Four Day Trail (right for the Evidence Trail)
Oct 9, 2014 near Carson…, NV
Ash Creek Flow Trail in spring 2016.
Jun 14, 2016 near Carson…, NV
On the Ash Creek Flow Trail there are several places for your dog to get a drink. This little creek flows year round.
Jun 14, 2016 near Carson…, NV
Locals hang out along this trail.
Jun 14, 2016 near Carson…, NV
View from the Seven Steps Trail
Oct 9, 2014 near Carson…, NV

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