4,710 ft
Distance
142 ft
Climb
-67 ft
Descent
00:09:05
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Benchmark Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Benchmark Details

  • Riding Area
    Desert Hills
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • AKA
    Perma Grin
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #18471 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This slowly climbs from the road, with a short but steep section. The trail slowly levels off until the 5-Way, where the preferred quick and fun loop is to do Permagrin. This can be ridden both ways, and is fun to drop off at the end, but it is mostly ridden up to the 5-Way

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More Stats for Benchmark bike trail
  • Altitude change
    75 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,054 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,142 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,058 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,134 ft
  • Grade
    1.602%
  • Grade max
    -16.412%
  • Grade min
    18.997%
  • Distance climb
    2,621 ft
  • Distance down
    1,758 ft
  • Distance flat
    331 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:09
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Status:
on Jan 13, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to benchmark trailhead (36.084880, -115.346980)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 311 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 877 rides
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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?
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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)
      [Reply]
      • + 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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