36.6 miles
Distance
5,553 ft
Climb
-5,549 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
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Ride the Carson City Off-Road. Choose from three different distance options of 15, 35 or 50 miles; each consisting of a carefully curated set of spectacular trails.

All participants will climb their way into the Eastern Sierra Nevada, take in huge views of Lake Tahoe, Washoe Valley and the Carson Valley while connecting some of the area’s favorite (and challenging) pieces of singletrack, double track, gravel roads and the occasional paved segment.

During your three-day event visit to Carson City enjoy being submerged in the mountain bike industry. Mingle with the most bike-minded people you’ll ever encounter while appreciating the area’s silver mining heritage and feeling welcomed by its modern day appreciation for the outdoor enthusiast.

With an award in the form of an engraved railroad finisher spike, top-notch free live music, a cold beverage from Four Peaks Brewing Co. (gratis) and the comfort of the capitol city’s sprawling shaded lawns waiting at the finish for all Off-Road participants…this is one finish line worth preparing and persevering for.

The Carson City Off-Road has a 98% finish rate. Bring your climbing legs and you’ll do just fine.

Detailed Description
Carson City Off-Road - Capitol 35 (2016) is a 37 mile intermediate race route located near Carson City Nevada. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 5,553 ft with a max elevation of 8,615 ft then descends -5,549 ft.
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17 Reviews & Comments

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jmvaiT (Sep 7, 2022 at 8:41)
Good trail that is than the fire road for sure but not “must do” as a detour if you’d be out and backing as a detour from a different route
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jkrogue (Aug 20, 2022 at 22:48)
This is truly an epic trail. Flows great, not too technical for newer riders but plenty of features to keep things interesting. Loved it
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GrantNelsonLundberg (Jul 14, 2022 at 14:44)
A great ride. I went south to north. So fun with gorgeous views.
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LycraMatt (Jul 5, 2022 at 22:24)
Rode up this today. Very steep. Very continuous and steep.
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Dcbshred (Jun 28, 2022 at 22:16)
Great ride!
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thustlewhumber (Apr 22, 2022 at 17:38)
Trail Creek Trail
Plz rip fast and act childish on this trail. I climbed it and was able to get out of the way eazy peezy. The decent was fantasticly flowy.
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Cdtourmalet (Oct 3, 2021 at 10:38)
Trail Jackrabbit
Now known as Bob's Trail, according to the posted signs.
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Dirtchick77 (Jun 11, 2021 at 13:26)
So fun!!! Amazing views!
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Jadeeyes1113 (Nov 1, 2020 at 14:59)
Nice views. Some nice flowy sections and a lot of hike a bike sections over/through large boulders. Good connector to chimney beach if you want to do a 20 mile scenic ride.
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Jzwang (Aug 24, 2020 at 21:29)
Super fun flowy trail. The beginning is a bit of uphill, but it starts to flow after the viewpoint. Lots of technical rocky stuff, some rock stairs that I ended up walking on the climbs. Also some great rocks you can launch off of (nothing too big). Finally downhill section is great, but watch out for the sandy bits. Overall a great trail!
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SeattleDay80 (Jul 21, 2020 at 13:29)
One of the best rides I've ever taken. Scenic. Beautiful. Worth the time and a must if you're in Reno / Tahoe.

The start is on a beautiful Meadow and then you're taken into the timber. Uphill is tough and I walked in a few places but nothing daunting. When you get to the summit and begin the down hill it's one of the most scenic and beautiful rides ever. Don't be food... There is some gnarly technical stuff to deal with and a mix of sand and granite that you onky get in the Serria Nevadas.

When you're in the forest it's nhce because the pine trees don't have low branches. Didn't have to duck once. Some very fun challenges mid ride that make you suck it up and take them on.

Then when you hit the Flume road down you just send it. I got up to 30 MPH. NOT SAFE but YOLO.

I will always remember the first time out here and want to do it again soon!
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WillieB (Jul 8, 2020 at 8:49)
Trail Jackrabbit
Probably one of the most fun green trails ever
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Liamhf (Apr 23, 2020 at 12:50)
Trail Creek Trail
No, don’t be an a*shole and rio fast and scare bikers. You’re childish.
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Nathanwalker155 (Nov 13, 2019 at 17:40)
On your bike Be ready for steep stair like rocky sections and advanced technical climbs.
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nv-northwest (Aug 29, 2019 at 22:36)
This has been scientifically proven to be one of the best rides in the solar system.
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Thomasbenko (Jun 3, 2018 at 13:31)
Trail Creek Trail
Great as a dh down. Nice tight corners and great flow. Watch out for hikers, I scared a few today rip’ fast!
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JasonDank (Jun 20, 2017 at 15:46)
Snow on saddle and marlette lake. Patchy, and one larger section that must be walked.
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  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Carson City Off-Road - Capitol 35 (2016) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,680 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,680 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,685 ft
  • Grade max
    -62.4%
  • Grade min
    44.9%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Evidence | Jackrabbit / Carson City, NV / MTB
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