4,711 ft
66 ft
-142 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Benchmark Trail
  • BLM
    Land Manager

Benchmark Details

  • Riding area
    Desert Hills
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • AKA
    Perma Grin
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking

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More Stats for Benchmark mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -76 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,054 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,141 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,134 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,058 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,882 ft
  • Distance down
    2,433 ft
  • Distance flat
    397 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Oct 9, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to benchmark trailhead (36.081907, -115.338453)


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4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag NiceNiner (Mar 24, 2016 at 14:44)
 When I rode this trail there was a sign which said the name is Perma Grin - Is this the same trail? Anyone know?
  • + 1
flag Markkkkkkkk (Sep 15, 2016 at 9:01)
 This trail was named by the trail builder. Locals have renamed a portion Permagrin. So it is signed Benchmark for the southern section and Permagrin for the northern section.
  • + 1
flag derkenblosh (Mar 14, 2017 at 8:35)
 So i crashed this morning just as the sun came out...
Started riding faster when I could turn my headlight off, (5:30ish-AM)
forgot about the blind right curve after one of the last big rollers.... Grabbed way too much front brake before the top of the roller without shifting my weight back. OTB, 3 foot pop UP then down 10feet ... I'm "ok" but i'll be marking that as a hazard next ride out. signs of other crashes there (bar endcap found and sunglass parts)
  • + 0
flag Vintruvious (Sep 4, 2017 at 9:02)
 The swoopy downhill section is called Permagrin. And don't be fooled. The swoops may not be drop ins. But they a very 'V' like. 5' to 15' 45 degree down and immediate up. Zero G at the top 2 G at the bottom. Fun but will wear out your hands and arms if you don't use super proper riding technique.

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