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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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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,277
      State Ranking
      #11
      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
      4
      Photos
      3
      Ridden Counter
      12

      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

      trail: Twisted Pines
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      May 27, 2018 @ 5:09pm
      8 hours
      Twisted Pines, Stratford
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      trail: Twisted Pines
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      May 5, 2017 @ 1:12pm
      May 5, 2017
      Twisted Pines, My City
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      May 5, 2017 @ 12:36pm
      May 5, 2017
      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
      Sep 1, 2016
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1539502SendingItSoftlyaddphoto at The Pines in Stratford, Ontario, Canada
      May 27, 2018 @ 5:10pm
      8 hours
      user #1301956SkyIslandRiderwishlisttrailTwisted Pines
      May 24, 2018 @ 8:48pm
      May 24, 2018
      user #1017970nohit45addridelogMay 4, 2018 ride log
      May 4, 2018 @ 11:52am
      May 4, 2018
      user #1487231jr2jenniferwishlisttrailTwisted Pines and 1 more
      Mar 5, 2018 @ 8:23am
      Mar 5, 2018
      user #1367946GreenGoblumaddpoiParking
      Feb 8, 2018 @ 8:02am
      Feb 8, 2018
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