8 miles
Distance
1,714 ft
Climb
-545 ft
Descent
01:12:57
Avg time
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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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12192 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

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.

More Stats for Clear Creek Trail bike 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
    01:12:57
  • Avg reverse time
    01:13:19
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Status:
on Oct 5, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.4 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Clear Creek Trail Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 324 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 98 rides
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      Photos

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      53 |
      Apr 2, 2019 @ 3:42pm
      Apr 2, 2019
      58 |
      Mar 18, 2019 @ 11:08pm
      Mar 18, 2019
      119 |
      Aug 28, 2018 @ 11:37am
      Aug 28, 2018
      26 |
      Jun 24, 2018 @ 2:10pm
      Jun 24, 2018

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag steamercara (Feb 11, 2018 at 14:51)
       If you like riding a bunch of side hill, you’ll love this trail!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Mig19 (Mar 6, 2019 at 10:05)
       Very smooth with small climbs and a ton of speed.
      [Reply]

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      Clear Creek Trail Overview - Carson Valley, Nevada
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