The Bloody Shins
ElevationAscent: 1,280' 390 m
Descent: -1,280' -390 m
High: 5,245' 1,599 m
Low: 4,544' 1,385 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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Winnemucca Mountain Trail
11.9 mi 19.1 km • Loop • 2,193 ft Ascent 668.43 m Ascent
Singletrack Winnemucca, NV( 1 )
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“A fun little trail system in the high desert.”— Scotti Bisiaux
Family Friendly The trail to Golden Pond and back is fairly flat, not technically difficult and just right for kids.
There is a junction here, turn right and go up Afterthought or stay straight and go to Golden Pond. Afterthought is somewhat technical and pretty fun. Most beginners stay on the trail to Golden Pond and then go back to the trailhead. Take a right to go up Afterthought. At the end of Afterthought is another junction, going left takes you to the dirt road and ultimately Golden Pond.
Take the right and go to Lost Forest. At the cow trough, go straight crossing the dirt road. Follow the singletrack until you come upon a doubletrack and fence. Go left on this doubletrack, following the fence. After a while, you turn left to get back on the singletrack. Follow for a while until you come upon another dirt road, turn right to go up.
Cross over the cattle guard and turn left down towards the cow trough and follow the singletrack. You'll cross a couple dirt roads but stay on the singletrack. There's a very fun and flowing downhill section after the sign that says Lost Forest.
At the end of the singletrack, you come upon a dirt road, go right and follow it to the gate. Open this gate and make sure you close it after you go through. Go immediately right following the fence and watch for the singletrack on your left that takes you to Giant's Grave.
Follow the singletrack until you come to an intersection. You can go down Giant's Grave two different ways, beginner or intermediate. Pick your poison, it all connects back to the main trail. Follow the main trail through this very fun section of jumps and flow.
Afterwards, the trail intersects a dirt road that follows the powerline for a ways. This road can get very dusty so look for side trails on the uphill sections that get you out of the dust. Keep an eye out for the cattle guard on your left that links back to the singletrack. Go over the cattle guard and follow the singletrack all the way to Golden Pond. From here, the main trail gets you back to the trailhead.
Land Manager: BLM Nevada - Winnemucca District Office