2 miles
Distance
718 ft
Climb
-43 ft
Descent
00:25:22
Avg time
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Nail Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Los Alamos
    Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #46862 in Mountain Biking

This is an extremely technical/steep but satisfying climb or a fairly technical downhill in the other direction. It can be linked to Pajarito Canyon Trail or Camp May Road Trail. Lots of Volcanic Tuff early on if climbing.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Nail Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    675 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,758 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,434 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,759 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,434 ft
  • Grade
    6.776%
  • Grade max
    -10.237%
  • Grade min
    21.866%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,298 ft
  • Distance flat
    470 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:22
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Status:
Avg: 2 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to nail-trail trailhead (35.867830, -106.352880)
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag roxtar (Oct 25, 2014 at 12:38)
 Great rocky, technical downhill.
The climb up is pretty brutal. Steep with ledges and loose scree.
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  • + 1
flag lyophilization (Aug 8, 2016 at 11:20)
 I was pretty disappointed when riding this trail.
There are really technical rocky sections, but the majority of the trail is either mellow single track, or old fire road. I guess my expectations were not aligned with reality...

I can't imagine riding up this...props to those that do.
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