17.0 miles
1,622 ft
-1,635 ft
4,153 ft
High Point

Route begins at Trek Bicycle Las Vegas Rental Center.

Detailed Description
Blue Diamond - Hurl to Black Velvet is a 17 mile moderately popular expert route located near Las Vegas Nevada. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 1,622 ft with a max elevation of 4,153 ft then descends -1,635 ft.
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13 Reviews & Comments

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wired00 (Jan 3, 2023 at 14:46)
Absolutely NOT worth it. I missed the turn down the hurl proper and ended up on this. It sucks the main hurl DH is far superior!
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dirtgomer (Dec 3, 2022 at 16:05)
Trail Rusty Bucket
It’s ok. One tricky switchback which requires an endo. Otherwise very chill
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justthetrailmtb (Aug 3, 2022 at 19:45)
This has a very real tech feature in the wash heading out of town. Both lines are rough for a blue. Fun though.
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justthetrailmtb (Jul 15, 2022 at 21:26)
Trail Black Velvet
It would be a nice hike. Lots of annoying fields of loose baby heads. Some sections are cool but not worth the effort. Ride kibbles and bits of you like techy climbing.
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Markinman75 (Mar 22, 2022 at 22:44)
Trail Black Velvet
Also- watch the cactus. It’s almost playful in the description as to dodging them. Those desert grinches are not playing nice. I got one in the fist and the quills are barbed. Many, many of them are right where you’d zig to zag be careful!
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Markinman75 (Mar 22, 2022 at 22:15)
Trail Black Velvet
Cool trail but a lot of work for questionable reward. Anyone who says they no dabbed it shouldn’t be trusted with your wife.
That said, it’s got features and challenges which is what most of us want in a ride so put on a smile and give it your best!
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Aaronv74GbW (Dec 24, 2020 at 14:40)
Trail Black Velvet
Slow tech with cactus surrounding you lol. It was okay. But no flow at all.
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D4rr3ndy3 (Jun 14, 2020 at 9:29)
Trail Black Velvet
Needs the lose rock cleaned up and this trails has potential.
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Henrys-Trance2 (May 2, 2020 at 19:02)
Yes the switchbacks on the way down we're not as rewarding considering the trek we had to do on the way up. Very dry and lots of loose dirt. Most likely will not ride this trail again.
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carmaleon (Sep 26, 2019 at 14:10)
Trail Black Velvet
One of the most scenic trails at Cottonwood, I love me some Black Velvet for breakfast.
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vandecar (Sep 24, 2019 at 22:42)
Trail Black Velvet
Absolutely love this trail! Whenever I am in town I take at least one shot at Black Velvet. It is an excellent technically challenging trail yet 100% ride-able. That said, I've never cleared the entire ride but I have come close (2 sections not cleared...feet down) and I have cleared every section on the trail at least a couple of times. So, it is only fun if you like technically challenging trails and I wouldn't do it when the temperature is above 85. That said, if you love a challenge, go for it!
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ccjackson (Jan 20, 2019 at 12:50)
Trail Molly's
This trail is a green if u go slow and a blue if u go fast. Very fun flow with countless berms into and out of washes. At the end point when u come down to road level - take road back into town. Tempting to stay left thinking u can get more single track but ... nope runs out fast and turns into suck
  • + 1
derkenblosh (Jan 30, 2018 at 6:30)
Trail Molly's
I took this as a detour... water in my pack was gross, so I decided to take a shorter ride. This trail is super fun @ speed.


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More Stats for Blue Diamond - Hurl to Black Velvet mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -12 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,315 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,405 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,392 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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