4 miles
1,550 ft
-112 ft
Avg time
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Ice Plant Details

  • Riding Area
    Ward Mountain
    Ely, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, XC, DJ
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Mar - Nov
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Teeter Totter
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking

This is the main trail above Ice Plant Canyon. There are various options and side trails for riding this, including a shuttle from the top. The trail is mostly smooth downhill with some rocky areas, a few features, and optional jumps at the bottom end. The upper half is steeper than the lower. Traffic moves both directions, so be mindful of others.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ice Plant bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,437 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,765 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,203 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,765 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,202 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    800 ft
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to ice-plant trailhead (39.228020, -114.887270)
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4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag Shumaker (Sep 1, 2016 at 13:36)
 Surprisingly good trails in the Ely area.
  • + 0
flag mwmiller (May 29, 2017 at 13:08)
 It's a steep climb but the down is fast and fun.
  • + 1
flag larryssman7 (Sep 8, 2017 at 11:06)
 If you do any shuttle in Ely and can't make it up Squaw Peak for Whorehouse DH), do this one. You can get within a 15 min pedal to the top of the trail in a 2WD car, and this trail is the best bang for your buck, shuttle-wise. It's fast, flowy, and showcases all the best parts of riding in Ely.
  • + 0
flag risdoncreative (Apr 11, 2018 at 22:28)
 The canyon and surrounding high country were beautiful! The “DH” lower area wasn’t that impressive... sandy gap jumps over water culverts. Also tons of glass at the non-descript difficult to find parking area.

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605 | Dec 31, 2015 , Ely
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