2 miles
718 ft
-43 ft
Avg time
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Nail Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Los Alamos
    Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,298 ft
  • Distance flat
    470 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Avg: 2 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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.
  • + 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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0:13 | 280 | Oct 28, 2015 , Los Alamos
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