17.8 miles
Distance
953 ft
Climb
-3,028 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Doing the Clear Creek shuttle route (Spooner/Jacks Road) but adding and out and back to the golf course entrance cause why not.

Detailed Description
clear creek (Plus some) route (Shuttle) is a 18 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Carson City Nevada. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 953 ft with a max elevation of 7,278 ft then descends -3,028 ft.
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16 Reviews & Comments

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shanburke (Oct 28, 2022 at 18:49)
Hang on tight, this is one of those gravity vortex trails that is down hill but you’d never know it if you closed your eyes. More tight corners and near tree handlebar misses than you ever thought was possible. Honestly a work of art that a trail was able to be built so flat and yet still descend +2000 ft . Don’t be fooled, once you get up to speed you’ll hit a quadruple shicane or squeeze between 3 trees a handlebars width apart.
Honestly great views and really cool you can bike single track from Carson to the trt, just have to work for it both up and down. Great beginner trail or link it up with the bench.
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backyardadventuregirl (Sep 10, 2020 at 16:27)
The forest is closed now due to extreme fire danger. The ranger came in and put the signs up just as we were starting our ride. By the time we finished up the smoke was heavy from the surrounding wildfires. Confirm on National Forest website for updates.
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MegandShmian (Apr 3, 2020 at 9:45)
There are a couple of fallen trees/logs blocking the trail! The trail gets a little icy towards The Knob, as well! Stay safe, friends♡
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WillieB (Nov 11, 2019 at 21:54)
Quite long for how little vertical you lose. Unsurprisingly chill
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Mtnbiker58 (Sep 22, 2019 at 22:51)
This trail was built by amateurs. There is no flow, no rhythm, and no fun. People need to think before wasting their time building substandard trails on public land. This is a great mountain in our backyard that should have a great trail. Now the trail will never be any better, never be rebuilt. It is too close to trees and in places too steep. People skid this pos because it was improperly built. Build trails correctly and there is no need to skid. This is the worst trail anywhere.
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WillieB (Nov 11, 2019 at 21:55)
agree that it should just be 100% jumps berms and drops
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gasman1 (Jun 12, 2021 at 22:49)
do I detect some sarcasm, or are you too hardcore?
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Zheuscher (Jun 3, 2019 at 14:49)
Trail is clear, ride on!
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Jimmaher1 (May 31, 2019 at 19:23)
Still have snow drifts at 7,000 foot. Another warm week and they should be gone.
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gasman1 (May 21, 2019 at 10:54)
still drifts over the trail near the very top, which can be hiked across.
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Mig19 (Mar 6, 2019 at 10:05)
Very smooth with small climbs and a ton of speed.
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rthaen (Nov 4, 2018 at 17:28)
I rode this trail today and a resident claimed that he owned the land this trail was on. He was very aggressive telling me that I was trespassing and if I can back”your going to regret it”. Is this trail section legal? I’m assuming so with the signage and it being on maps. If anyone knows who I can contact to clear this up I would appreciate it
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rthaen (Nov 4, 2018 at 17:28)
I rode this trail today and a resident claimed that he owned the land this trail was on. He was very aggressive telling me that I was trespassing and if I can back”your going to regret it”. Is this trail section legal? I’m assuming so with the signage and it being on maps. If anyone knows who I can contact to clear this up I would appreciate it
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akanatron (Nov 6, 2018 at 8:43)
Here is my understanding of the land use issues regarding this trail, I may not be totally correct, if not hopefully someone will correct me. I don't believe that this section of the Clear Creek Trail was permitted when the CVTA originally built the Clear Creek Trail, it was originally an out and back. I think this section was just "ridden in" as a way for people to access the trail from some point other than Jacks Valley Road. I also don't believe that the parking area that people use on Golf Club Drive is not permitted. As far as land ownership goes, the State of Nevada is the most likely owner of the section that he was contesting as private, unless there has been a recent change in ownership. My take is, if you ride Clear Creek Trail to Old Clear Creek Road, just turn around and head back from there, that way you can be certain that you're not somewhere you shouldn't be.
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akanatron (Nov 6, 2018 at 8:43)
Here is my understanding of the land use issues regarding this trail, I may not be totally correct, if not hopefully someone will correct me. I don't believe that this section of the Clear Creek Trail was permitted when the CVTA originally built the Clear Creek Trail, it was originally an out and back. I think this section was just "ridden in" as a way for people to access the trail from some point other than Jacks Valley Road. I also don't believe that the parking area that people use on Golf Club Drive is not permitted. As far as land ownership goes, the State of Nevada is the most likely owner of the section that he was contesting as private, unless there has been a recent change in ownership. My take is, if you ride Clear Creek Trail to Old Clear Creek Road, just turn around and head back from there, that way you can be certain that you're not somewhere you shouldn't be.
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steamercara (Feb 11, 2018 at 14:51)
If you like riding a bunch of side hill, you’ll love this trail!
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    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
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  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for clear creek (Plus some) route (Shuttle) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,076 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,064 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,139 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,062 ft
  • Grade
    -2.2%
  • Grade max
    -48.4%
  • Grade min
    31.8%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Clear Creek Trail
Nov 21, 2022 @ 1:39pm
Nov 21, 2022
Currently mostly dry until trees (some snow in canyons). Variable snow in first part of trees. Pretty snowy after that. Made it to about 1 - 2 miles below the knob. Snow was rideable when warm and sunny, but might get icy later in the day.
Upper Clear Creek Trail
Oct 14, 2022 @ 7:19pm
Oct 14, 2022
Clear Creek Connector
Aug 7, 2022 @ 8:43am
Aug 7, 2022
Golf Club Drive Trail
Oct 9, 2021 @ 2:10pm
Oct 9, 2021
Old Clear Creek Road
Oct 9, 2021 @ 2:10pm
Oct 9, 2021
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