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      Ward Mountain Recreation Area North and South trailheads are separately administered by the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service. A developed and newly renovated campground is located at the US Forest Service Trailhead on the South side of the Highway. Trails (20 miles) are available for hikers, bikers, cross-country skiers, and horses. Warming/rest shelters are available along several of the trails. Restrooms are available at both trailheads. For more information on the Forest Service campground and trailhead, you can contact the U.S.F.S., Ely Ranger District (775) 289-3031. Things to note: At the North trailhead there are 4 trail loops of various lengths: 10 miles total that meander through the sagebrush and pinyon-juniper forests of Ward Mountain. These trails are available for hikers, bikers, cross-country skiers, and horses. Warming huts/rest shelters are available along these trails. There is an interpretive hike (0.4 miles) “Weeds of the Great Basin” with 12 interpretive signs placed at various intervals. Other amenities: Picnic tables, shade structures, trash cans and restrooms at trailhead. No potable water at North trailhead. Restrictions: Motorized use is prohibited on the signed trail system. Shooting is not allowed within developed recreation sites.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: National Forest
      Ice Plant parking area google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Trails can be accessed from the Ward Mountain Recreation Area, 10 miles west of Ely on Hwy 6. The Ice Plant trails can be accessed from 80th West on Hwy 6, where the speed limit reaches 55 mph. Follow this road to the power line road and park at the 3rd turn on the right. You can also ride to this area direct from the White Pine Courthouse or Great Basin Community College. NF Road 440 allows access to the top for shuttling purposes. Please, be respectful of established roads and parking areas, as well as the privacy of homes in the area.
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      Region Details
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      • 9
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 9, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      30
      Trails Mountain Bike
      30
      Trails E-Bike
      12
      Trails Hike
      29
      Trails Trail Running
      29
      Total Distance
      37 miles
      Total Descent
      5,719 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,677 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,344 ft
      Reports
      75
      Photos
      40
      Ridden Counter
      1,542

      Photos of Ward Mountain Mountain Bike

      12 |
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 6:33pm
      Jul 18, 2021
      9 |
      Jul 14, 2021 @ 9:58am
      Jul 14, 2021
      trail: Ice Plant
      32 |
      Jul 14, 2021 @ 9:58am
      Jul 14, 2021
      15 |
      Jul 14, 2021 @ 9:58am
      Jul 14, 2021
      63 |
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 10:01pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      64 |
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 10:01pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      trail: Old Connector
      17 |
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 9:56pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      trail: Old Connector
      23 |
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 9:56pm
      Jun 2, 2021

      Videos of Ward Mountain Mountain Bike

      Enduro & Steam Trains! Racing 2019 Fears,...
      trail: The Whoops
      17:11 | 158 | Jun 23, 2019 , Ely
      Enduro & Steam Trains! Racing 2019 Fears,...
      17:11 | 503 | Jun 23, 2019 , Ely
      Enduro & Steam Trains! Racing 2019 Fears,...
      17:11 | 113 | Jun 23, 2019 , Ely
      Enduro & Steam Trains! Racing 2019 Fears,...
      17:11 | 112 | Jun 23, 2019 , Ely
      Enduro & Steam Trains! Racing 2019 Fears,...
      trail: G Loop
      17:11 | 163 | Jun 23, 2019 , Ely
      Ice plant burg
      trail: Ice Plant
      985 | Dec 31, 2015 , Ely

      Recent Trail Reports

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      G Loop Connector
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 11:12am
      Oct 9, 2021
      Very DryHappyHapgoodG Loop, Powderberry, making pancakes, ice...
      Making Pancakes
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 11:12am
      Oct 9, 2021
      Very DryHappyHapgoodG Loop, Powderberry, making pancakes, ice...
      X-Gate Parking Access Road
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 11:12am
      Oct 9, 2021
      DryHappyHapgoodG Loop, Powderberry, making pancakes, ice...
      Duck Hill Climb
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 11:12am
      Oct 9, 2021
      VariableHappyHapgoodG Loop, Powderberry, making pancakes, ice...
      Senior Moment
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 11:12am
      Oct 9, 2021
      DryHappyHapgoodG Loop, Powderberry, making pancakes, ice...
      Upper Slalom
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 1:24pm
      Oct 4, 2021
      Dryfalcon013
      Lower Slalom
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 1:24pm
      Oct 4, 2021
      Dryfalcon013
      Pancake Connector
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 9:21am
      Sep 25, 2021
      Very DryEwi
      Rope Tow Flow
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 9:21am
      Sep 25, 2021
      Very DryEwi
      The Whoops
      Sep 24, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Sep 24, 2021
      Very DryEwi

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2700220StephenJa2p3riddentrailG Loop and 1 more
      Jan 7, 2022 @ 2:34pm
      Jan 7, 2022
      user #788625toddupdatetrailBadger Hole
      Dec 1, 2021 @ 9:37am
      Dec 1, 2021
      user #2515318bearsbestmtbbrkwishlisttrailPowderberry Divide
      Nov 20, 2021 @ 7:51pm
      Nov 20, 2021
      user #2010406Alaska3284wishlisttrailPowderberry Divide
      Nov 20, 2021 @ 11:24am
      Nov 20, 2021
      user #1506681tbrennan43riddentrailIce Plant and 3 more
      Nov 19, 2021 @ 7:15pm
      Nov 19, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #804941GBTAtrailUnnamed ATV TrailThis is a very busy and loose OHV trail, be...
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 12:55pm
      Sep 25, 2021
      user #804941GBTAtrailUnnamed ATV TrailThis is a well used very loose OHV trail, be...
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 12:53pm
      Sep 25, 2021
      user #804941GBTAtrailRope Tow FlowThis trail is mis mapped on trail forks. It...
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 12:50pm
      Sep 25, 2021
      user #804941GBTAtrailOld ConnectorThis is a game trail, that is interpretive in...
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 12:45pm
      Sep 25, 2021
      user #2420648Timoe3tajtrailPowderberry DivideA very techy downhill
      Sep 11, 2021 @ 12:57pm
      Sep 11, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3037 miles5,719 ft15 miles1,677 ft
      #3,044#1,418407519964
      E-Bike1214 miles840 ft3 miles1,624 ft
      #2,696#57158171
      Hike2936 miles5,354 ft14 miles1,677 ft
      #2,723#1,4027514
      Trail Running2936 miles5,354 ft14 miles1,677 ft
      #2,726#1,400753
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