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      Cave Lake State Park is a year-round park that offers outstanding recreational opportunities. It features a 32-acre reservoir and provides excellent trout fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, camping and picnicking. The 4,500-acre park is at an elevation of 7,300 feet in the Schell Creek Range adjacent to the Humboldt National Forest. The park is eight miles south of Ely on U.S. 93, turning onto Success Summit road (State route 486) and continuing east for seven miles. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on all trails

      There are currently five developed trails for hikers and mountain bikers. An easy, three-mile round trip can be found on the Steptoe Creek Trail. The trail starts at the lower parking lot and crosses the creek on a series of bridges, returning via Success Summit Road. The Cave Springs Loop is a moderate 4.9 miles starting at the upper parking lot and meandering throughout the surrounding hills. High Roller, the newest addition, adds 2.1 miles, connecting Cave Lake Overlook and Twisted Pines. Cave Lake Overlook Loop is a strenuous 3.8 mile loop that starts on the east end of the lake. The Twisted Pines Trail is a moderate 4.1 miles and connects to the Overlook Trail.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Steptoe Creek North google parking directions
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      Starting 4 miles off US 93 on Success Summit Road there are 4 parking areas.
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      Open on Oct 18, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,366
      State Ranking
      #8
      Trails
      3
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      3
      Trails Trail Running
      3
      Total Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      2,220 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,265 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,223 ft
      Reports
      6
      Photos
      11
      Ridden Counter
      17

      Popular Cave Lake Mountain Biking Trails

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      Twisted Pines
      Steptoe Creek
      Cave Overlook Loop
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      Photos of Cave Lake Mountain Bike

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      Oct 18, 2018 @ 10:04pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      Cave Overlook Loop, My City
      trail: Steptoe Creek
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      Oct 18, 2018 @ 10:03pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      Steptoe Creek, My City
      trail: Twisted Pines
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      Oct 18, 2018 @ 10:01pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      Twisted Pines, My City
      trail: Twisted Pines
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      Oct 18, 2018 @ 10:01pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      Twisted Pines, My City
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      Cave Lake Mountain Bike Routes

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      High Roller
      10 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1208098ShumakertrailTwisted PinesI rode this the opposite direction and had a...
      Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:39pm
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      user #1031903tz2623addpoiRestrooms and 1 more
      Oct 30, 2018 @ 6:59am
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      Oct 18, 2018 @ 10:01pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      user #1650394KasperSeevotetrailCave Overlook Loop and 2 more
      Oct 18, 2018 @ 9:45pm
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      user #1650394KasperSeeriddentrailTwisted Pines
      Oct 18, 2018 @ 9:44pm
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