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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Access Info:
      Starting 4 miles off US 93 on Success Summit Road there are 4 parking areas.
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 27, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,072
      State Ranking
      #15
      Trails (view details)
      4
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent
      1,894 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,221 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,262 ft
      Reports
      9
      Photos
      13
      Ridden Counter
      31

      Popular Cave Lake Mountain Biking Trails

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      Twisted Pines
      Steptoe Creek
      Cave Overlook Loop

      Cave Lake Mountain Bike Routes

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      High Roller
      10 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance

      Photos of Cave Lake Mountain Bike

      trail: Twisted Pines
      16 |
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 6:20pm
      Jul 27, 2019
      trail: Twisted Pines
      21 |
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 6:20pm
      Jul 27, 2019
      26 |
      Oct 18, 2018 @ 10:04pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      trail: Steptoe Creek
      20 |
      Oct 18, 2018 @ 10:03pm
      Oct 18, 2018

      Videos of Cave Lake Mountain Bike

      Views & Flow for Days! Mountain Biking...
      16:04 | 37 | Jun 26, 2019 , Ely
      Views & Flow for Days! Mountain Biking...
      16:04 | 17 | Jun 26, 2019 , Ely
      Views & Flow for Days! Mountain Biking...
      16:04 | 14 | Jun 26, 2019 , Ely

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Twisted Pines
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 11:14am
      Jul 27, 2019
      Dry60northPerfect! Nice flow, great views, family...
      Cave Overlook Loop
      Oct 18, 2018 @ 3:40pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      DryKasperSeePerfect conditions right now. Go ride...
      Steptoe Creek
      Oct 18, 2018 @ 3:40pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      DryKasperSeeRode up as part of a high roller loop....

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1240408SLMJJcommenttrailTwisted Pines and 1 more
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 5:21pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      user #1796882Ryderm21wishlisttrailTwisted Pines
      Aug 1, 2019 @ 1:38pm
      Aug 1, 2019
      user #146770060northaddphoto in My City and 1 more
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 6:20pm
      Jul 27, 2019
      user #146770060northaddreportTwisted Pines
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 4:43pm
      Jul 27, 2019
      user #1117117minerbikeraddvideoViews & Flow for Days! Mountain Biking Cave Lake (Ely, Nevada) and 2 more
      Jun 26, 2019 @ 8:53am
      Jun 26, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1240408SLMJJtrailCave Overlook LoopChallenging climb on the hard side of moderate...
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 5:23pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      user #1240408SLMJJtrailTwisted PinesCame down this trail and super fun. Just...
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 5:21pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      user #1353345markuslangtrailTwisted PinesAgree, not really a green. Great ride tied...
      Jun 19, 2019 @ 3:19pm
      Jun 19, 2019
      user #804941GBTAreportTwisted Pinesclear
      Jun 7, 2019 @ 11:52am
      Jun 7, 2019
      user #1208098ShumakertrailTwisted PinesI rode this the opposite direction and had a...
      Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:39pm
      Sep 1, 2016

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