1.4 miles
Distance
218 ft
Climb
-216 ft
Descent
00:28:11
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Black Velvet Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cottonwood Valley
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #39435 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #12362 in Trail Running
    • #69185 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is a very difficult rock garden of about 1.5 miles with lots of Cholla growing right into the trail making some long sections hike-a-bike for most riders. Intermediate riders should bypass the northern section

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More Stats for Black Velvet mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,854 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,029 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,887 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,888 ft
  • Grade
    0.022%
  • Grade max
    -15.223%
  • Grade min
    13.993%
  • Distance climb
    3,823 ft
  • Distance down
    3,203 ft
  • Distance flat
    419 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:54
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Status:
on Apr 29, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4 (13 votes)
Your vote: 0

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Black Velvet Trail Reports

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      Apr 29, 2021 @ 10:53am
      Apr 29, 2021
      Apr 17, 2021 @ 7:32am
      Apr 17, 2021
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 10:20am
      Apr 4, 2021
      Fun, technical, difficult rocky sections. A great way to challenge your tech skills, it IS mostly rideable if you have the skills, if not walk...
      Mar 17, 2021 @ 2:20pm
      Mar 17, 2021
      Feb 14, 2021 @ 2:34pm
      Feb 14, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 44 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 523 rides
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      Feb 21, 2021 @ 10:11pm
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      Feb 21, 2021 @ 10:11pm
      Feb 21, 2021
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      Jan 5, 2021 @ 9:34am
      Jan 5, 2021
      59 |
      Jan 5, 2021 @ 9:34am
      Jan 5, 2021

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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 4
      vandecar (Sep 24, 2019 at 22:42)
       Absolutely love this trail! Whenever I am in town I take at least one shot at Black Velvet. It is an excellent technically challenging trail yet 100% ride-able. That said, I've never cleared the entire ride but I have come close (2 sections not cleared...feet down) and I have cleared every section on the trail at least a couple of times. So, it is only fun if you like technically challenging trails and I wouldn't do it when the temperature is above 85. That said, if you love a challenge, go for it!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      carmaleon (Sep 26, 2019 at 14:10)
       One of the most scenic trails at Cottonwood, I love me some Black Velvet for breakfast.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      D4rr3ndy3 (Jun 14, 2020 at 9:29)
       Needs the lose rock cleaned up and this trails has potential.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Aaronv74GbW (Dec 24, 2020 at 14:40)
       Slow tech with cactus surrounding you lol. It was okay. But no flow at all.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Markinman75 (Mar 22, 2022 at 22:15)
       Cool trail but a lot of work for questionable reward. Anyone who says they no dabbed it shouldn’t be trusted with your wife.
      That said, it’s got features and challenges which is what most of us want in a ride so put on a smile and give it your best!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Markinman75 (Mar 22, 2022 at 22:44)
       Also- watch the cactus. It’s almost playful in the description as to dodging them. Those desert grinches are not playing nice. I got one in the fist and the quills are barbed. Many, many of them are right where you’d zig to zag be careful!
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