7.6 miles
Distance
1,714 ft
Climb
-545 ft
Descent
01:07:31
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Clear Creek Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Clear Creek Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Highway 50
    Carson City, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12192 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

Clear Creek Trail is a fun single track that traverses the hills between Jack's Valley Rd and Highway 50. Great views over the valley. This trail can be sandy during dry summer months and is best after rain, in the spring or fall. Note that despite their prevalence, E-Bikes are NOT PERMITTED as this is a USFS Non-Motorized trail.

Access Info

Start from the bottom on Jack's Valley Road to climb (15 miles), or start from the middle off highway 50 (Golf Club Drive exit) and climb Upper Clear Creek Trail (5 miles) or descend Lower Clear Creek Trail (9 miles). Can be shuttled from US Highway 50 midpoint (Golf Club Dr. Exit). Trailhead is subtle, unmarked, and easy to pass! From parking area, descend only 50 meters below barbed wire fence and look for cairns on your right which lead through a shallow drainage rock bed on the right. The main trail is well signed 600 meters ahead and at each intersection afterwards.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Clear Creek Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,169 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,051 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,244 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,051 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,220 ft
  • Grade
    2.905%
  • Grade max
    -19.805%
  • Grade min
    28.458%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,556 ft
  • Avg time
    01:07:31
  • Avg reverse time
    01:20:22
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Status:
on Jun 6, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.3 (14 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Clear Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 6, 2021 @ 10:10am
      Jun 6, 2021
      May 24, 2021 @ 12:04am
      May 24, 2021
      sand and dirt held a little moisture from the weekend’s rain. riding nicely!!
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 3:57pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 9:59am
      Apr 22, 2021
      Apr 6, 2021 @ 5:38pm
      Apr 6, 2021
      The trail is clear to the creek at the bridge as of my ride today. Enjoy!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 293 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,120 rides
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      Oct 21, 2020 @ 2:38pm
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      Aug 23, 2020 @ 10:35pm
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      steamercara (Feb 11, 2018 at 14:51)
       If you like riding a bunch of side hill, you’ll love this trail!
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      • + 1
      Mig19 (Mar 6, 2019 at 10:05)
       Very smooth with small climbs and a ton of speed.
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      • + 1
      WillieB (Nov 11, 2019 at 21:54)
       Quite long for how little vertical you lose. Unsurprisingly chill
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      • + 1
      backyardadventuregirl (Sep 10, 2020 at 16:27)
       The forest is closed now due to extreme fire danger. The ranger came in and put the signs up just as we were starting our ride. By the time we finished up the smoke was heavy from the surrounding wildfires. Confirm on National Forest website for updates.
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      Clear Creek Trail Overview - Carson Valley, Nevada
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      Clear Creek
      0:23 | 283 | Apr 28, 2017 , Carson City
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