2 miles
Distance
1,293 ft
Climb
-2,123 ft
Descent
00:19:45
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Hurl Backdoor Trail
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Hurl Backdoor Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cottonwood Valley
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #43835 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking

An alternate way down the Hurl, this is also know as the Western Portal. Starts with a gentle ridge ride, and then plunges down the SW face of the bluff with steep and loose switchbacks. Rideable, but not as fun as staying on the Hurl itself. As a climb, it would be pure hike-a-bike until reaching the top of the bluff (Dwight Robertson). If skidding down rim deep gravel switchbacks sounds fun, you'll love this trail. The views from the top of the initial descent make this trail worth doing once.

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Hurl Backdoor mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -830 ft
  • Altitude min
    12,303 ft
  • Altitude max
    13,615 ft
  • Altitude start
    13,133 ft
  • Altitude end
    12,303 ft
  • Grade
    -9.355%
  • Grade max
    -2118.32%
  • Grade min
    1633.02%
  • Distance climb
    221 ft
  • Distance down
    361 ft
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:19:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:15
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Status:
on Jan 24, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 2.9 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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      Hurl Backdoor Trail Reports

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      Jan 24, 2021 @ 9:38am
      3 days
      Jan 3, 2021 @ 10:15am
      Jan 3, 2021
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 11:24am
      Nov 28, 2020
      May 3, 2020 @ 9:27pm
      May 3, 2020
      Very Dry and zig zags a lot on the way down. Lots of loose dirt. The descent was not very rewarding. Connects to Landmine Loop then its smooth...
      Dec 31, 2019 @ 10:37am
      Dec 31, 2019
      This trail is mostly loose rocks dirt. There are also tight switchbacks. I walked a lot of it to keep from locked wheel skidding the whole way down.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 50 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 160 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Henrys-Trance2 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (May 2, 2020 at 19:02)
       Yes the switchbacks on the way down we're not as rewarding considering the trek we had to do on the way up. Very dry and lots of loose dirt. Most likely will not ride this trail again.
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