2 miles
312 ft
-217 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Benchmark Trail
  • BLM
    Land Manager

Benchmark Details

  • Riding area
    Desert Hills
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty rating
  • 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

Don't be fooled by the Start and end points noted on the trail map. This absolutely should be ridden from south to north. There are two distinct sections to this trail - the wrap around the side of a mtn which has a slight climb to mostly flat then the straight away locals have coined Permagrin. Permagrin segment is a series of fun washes skirting the side of the mountain that resemble a roller coaster.

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More Stats for Benchmark mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    95 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,960 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,149 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,965 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,060 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,392 ft
  • Distance flat
    525 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Dec 15, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Directions to benchmark trailhead (36.094258, -115.343716)


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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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