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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
      Access Info:
      Starting 4 miles off US 93 on Success Summit Road there are 4 parking areas.
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      Open on May 23, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,584
      State Ranking
      #13
      Trails
      3
      Total Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent
      2,366 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,265 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,223 ft
      Reports
      3
      Photos
      7
      Ridden Counter
      16

      Popular Cave Lake Mountain Bike Trails

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      Twisted Pines
      Steptoe Creek
      Cave Overlook Loop
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      Recent Trail Reports

      Photos of Cave Lake Mountain Bike

      11 |
      Jun 2, 2018 @ 3:39pm
      Jun 2, 2018
      Cave Overlook Loop, My City
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      May 31, 2018 @ 7:58am
      May 31, 2018
      Cave Overlook Loop, My City
      11 |
      May 31, 2018 @ 7:57am
      May 31, 2018
      Cave Overlook Loop, My City
      11 |
      May 31, 2018 @ 7:57am
      May 31, 2018
      Cave Overlook Loop, 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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      Recent Activity

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      user #125662chantalfeltenriddentrailTwisted Pines
      Sep 17, 2018 @ 1:45am
      Sep 17, 2018
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      Aug 3, 2018 @ 9:16am
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      user #1017970nohit45addridelogAug 1, 2018 ride log
      Aug 1, 2018 @ 7:27pm
      Aug 1, 2018
      user #1017970nohit45addridelogJul 27, 2018 ride log
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 9:25am
      Jul 27, 2018
      user #1581541Twoods168riddentrailTwisted Pines and 1 more
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 9:56pm
      Jul 12, 2018
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