2.0 miles
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-986 ft
Descent
00:25:26
Avg time
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Bone Shaker Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cowboy Trails
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #7324 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #17329 in Trail Running
    • #30406 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking

One of the more advanced trails in the area. Be ready for multiple 3-4 ft drops and lots of fast chunky rock. Trail starts off fast and flowy and then gets steep and tight. Most drops have a go around.

Access Info

Fastest way to the start is to take Bunny to Fossil to the top. Take the 2 track to the left and follow up to Scar. Go left and it will run into Boneshaker.

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More Stats for Bone Shaker mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -983 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,682 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,666 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,666 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,684 ft
  • Grade
    -9.2%
  • Grade max
    -55.6%
  • Grade min
    4.4%
  • Distance climb
    577 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    623 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:52:53
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Status:
on Apr 4, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (28 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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      Bone Shaker Trail Reports

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      Apr 4, 2022 @ 1:49pm
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      Dec 19, 2021 @ 6:19pm
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      Dec 11, 2021 @ 11:55am
      Dec 11, 2021
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      Dec 11, 2021 @ 11:55am
      Dec 11, 2021
      Very fun and technical trail. Starts off pretty mellow but once into it, gets spicy and stays that way until the end. It’s loose, steep and some...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 131 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 588 rides
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      14 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      keeqan (May 4, 2018 at 22:01)
       This trail is fantastic. Tons of flow and extremely fast sections with medium sized drops and tech features. 10/10
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      jock-f (Jun 20, 2018 at 14:53)
       I concur with keeqan! So good despite getting a slow leak and having to nurse the bottom section. Top is super fast with fun little ledge drops and then bottom gets a bit tighter and more technical.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      whoisadam (Jul 17, 2018 at 20:58)
       My favorite trail in the cowboy network for pure fun, speed and drops. I liked this trail a bit better than Bomb Voyage. Trail starts out a bit mellow then gets harder as you make your way down. I did this as part of a loop climbing up Bunny to Fossil Canyon to SARS to Radio Tower to Bone Shaker. Fun challenging climb with some cool obstacles to clean. I posted a video on Trail Forks showing the trail, Video Titled - Bone Shaker | Cowboy Trails | Las Vegas, NV
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      gafoto (Oct 18, 2018 at 14:22)
       Top is really fun and slowly ramps from blue to black diamond before finally getting into more serious terrain. Fun, but has too many double black features if you’re an intermediate rider like myself. Many features are reasonable if you scout them.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      MarcioFranco (Nov 14, 2018 at 17:43)
       Good flow at top and as you going down gets progressively thecnical and steeper, fun yet loose rocks on corners will make you ride on your toes.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jtran1969 (Dec 31, 2019 at 22:43)
       Shuttle service?
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      jlavietes (Nov 28, 2020 at 13:03)
       Elevation numbers are off
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Aaronv74GbW (Dec 26, 2020 at 21:44)
       Top part is more bluish black which was fun to ride. Then it slowly ramps up to double black. Be careful as there are double black features towards the bottom you might want to walk First.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      SlideReady (Jan 17, 2021 at 15:02)
       Gets gnarly after the flat spot with nice scenery. Steep and rocky with off camber switchbacks. Great trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Wlippia (Feb 13, 2021 at 0:24)
       Bad ass ride - come correct or don't ride up there. Outrageous views, sick riding, and a humbling amount of tech.
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      • + 0
      Eytan12 (Feb 13, 2021 at 18:09)
       Fun trail. Starts out mellow than gradually gets steeper, looser and drops get bigger. Some of the drops towards end dont really gave much run up. There are alt lines if you dont want to do the drops. I hope to clear last two on the trail at some point!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      thainschwang (Sep 13, 2021 at 12:40)
       Did it today, good trail, technical, no difficult switchbacks though, mostly difficult for the drops, one of which you really can't ride but must jump it. Another one is just about rideable if you do it right, I went over the handlebars on the first attempt Smile Compared to the difficult trails back home in Liechtenstein it lacks the hard-core switchbacks, here you don't really need any skills for that, the turns can all be ridden without problems.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      thainschwang (Sep 24, 2021 at 14:50)
       I rode it a second time this week and also Bomb Voyage and finally had to change my ratings - if you speed it up and jump more of the features that are also rideable, then Bone Shaker is more gnarly and technical than Bomb Voyage. On Bone Shaker - if you want - you can make quite a few of the features more easy by riding around them. In attack mode this ride is clearly more technical - and material killing - than Bomb Voyage. A great downhill, slowly getting used to the terrain that is very different to what I am used from the alps....
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      misterjohn123 (Dec 7, 2021 at 18:21)
       super fun! as others mentioned first half is higher speed with small/med drops that are totally manageable for intermediate riders. halfway through there is a small drop after a right switchback that is intimidating but can be rolled, as well as a large drop with a pretty sketch lead in. these two features definitely need scoping and some skill. the end is full slidy steeps but can be ridden blind for confident riders. lots of rock debris all over the trail (more fun?) but not sure if that’s how it always is
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      Videos

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