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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      The largest network in the area, this trail system offers riding for all levels of ability, right in Ely's backyard.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      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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      Open on Aug 15, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,360
      State Ranking
      #22
      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      18
      Trails Trail Running
      18
      Total Distance
      27 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent
      5,190 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,684 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,347 ft
      Ridden Counter
      226

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      Recent Comments

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      user #743315risdoncreativetrailIce PlantThe canyon and surrounding high country were...
      Apr 11, 2018 @ 10:28pm
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      user #599843larryssman7trailUnnamed ATV TrailSurprisingly fun and fast doubletrack with...
      Sep 8, 2017 @ 11:07am
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      user #599843larryssman7trailIce PlantIf you do any shuttle in Ely and can't make it...
      Sep 8, 2017 @ 11:06am
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      user #266139mwmillertrailIce PlantIt's a steep climb but the down is fast and fun.
      May 29, 2017 @ 1:08pm
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      user #1208098ShumakertrailIce PlantSurprisingly good trails in the Ely area.
      Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:36pm
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      Recent Activity

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      Oct 12, 2018 @ 7:28pm
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