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Twilight Zone



10.1 mile 16.2 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack


Ascent: 1,075' 328 m
Descent: -1,074' -327 m
High: 5,120' 1,561 m
Low: 4,365' 1,330 m


Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)


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Trail shared by Markk Knowles

Twilight Zone is a great trail to ride when the Vegas starts to get hot.

Markk Knowles

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If you are looking for outrageous climbs this trail is not the place. There's not any insane downhill nor any bomber drops, horrendous rock gardens nor any technical ledges. Nope, none of that nonsense.

Twilight Zone is a great XC ride through the desert with moderate climbs & descents through and around the rolling hills and washes off Hwy. 157 going to Mt. Charleston.


Follow the trail that drops off the NW side of the parking area that flows around the foothills in front of you. At one point you'll cross a cairned intersection. Left or straight both take you CW around the trail, right will take you CCW. This gps track goes straight.

As you round the north side of the trail you encounter a watering hole off-trail to your right, a good place to take a break and scout around. From there follow the trail east as you round the mountain then south. At the cairned intersection turn left retracing the trail you rode in on.

The temps here tend to be @ 10 degrees cooler than Cottonwood or Bootleg, so this can be a small reprieve from Vegas temps.


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Mar 24, 2020
Arsalan Atta
Jul 7, 2019
Tasha Marie
walked about 2 mi of it. Fell into cactus, lots of loose rock and no shade. I was out of shape! 10.4mi — 3h 40m
Jul 5, 2019
Greg Meyer
Lost trail at last 1/3 — 2h 00m
May 25, 2019
Paul Castro
May 25, 2019
Joseph Blake
Initial climb was more than expected. Backside down-hill was fun and flowy with a few fun obstacles but nothing too techy. Second climb draaags on. 10.7mi — 2h 38m
May 21, 2019
Mark Slovak
May 2, 2019
G Hay
Apr 6, 2019
Mike D

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Small rock steps on alternate cut at Twilight
May 13, 2015 near Summerl…, NV
Twilight Zone trail
Aug 18, 2013 near Summerl…, NV
There are a few small drops
Aug 18, 2013 near Summerl…, NV
On the back side of mountain after crossing the wash.
Jul 22, 2018 near Summerl…, NV
One of several bike "sculptures" along the way to keep your eyes peeled for.
Aug 18, 2013 near Summerl…, NV
Some of the best riding on the NW side of the Twilight Zone.
Aug 18, 2013 near Summerl…, NV

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