5,123 ft
Distance
46 ft
Climb
-215 ft
Descent
00:06:10
Avg time
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Perma Grin Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bear’s Best
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #2964 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2463 in E-Biking
    • #28200 in Trail Running
    • #27063 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking

This absolutely should be ridden from south to north. There are two distinct sections to this trail - the wrap around the side of a mtn which has a slight climb to mostly flat then the straight away locals have coined Permagrin. Permagrin segment is a series of fun washes skirting the side of the mountain that resemble a roller coaster.

The trail undulates up and down into gullies. It is not easy to get enough speed to boost any of the whoops, but you can send it into the trough at a couple spots. The trail can be ridden fairly slow, but to make it up each little hill and maintain your flow, you need to keep some speed.

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More Stats for Perma Grin mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -169 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,960 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,144 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,133 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,965 ft
  • Grade
    -3.292%
  • Grade max
    -11.014%
  • Grade min
    12.333%
  • Distance climb
    1,137 ft
  • Distance down
    3,840 ft
  • Distance flat
    103 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:01
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Status:
on Jan 15, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (15 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Perma Grin Trail Reports

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      Jan 15, 2022 @ 1:55pm
      Jan 15, 2022
      Trail is definitely washing away in a few of the troughs. But super fun nonetheless.
      Jan 6, 2022 @ 9:22am
      Jan 6, 2022
      Dec 29, 2021 @ 11:09am
      Dec 29, 2021
      Dec 18, 2021 @ 2:40pm
      Dec 18, 2021
      Dec 5, 2021 @ 2:44pm
      Dec 5, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 30 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 608 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,982 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 7, 2020 @ 4:14am
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      Jan 7, 2020 @ 8:53am
      Jan 7, 2020
      179 |
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 4:34pm
      Jul 4, 2019
      | 1 comments
      136 |
      Jun 18, 2019 @ 4:38pm
      Jun 18, 2019

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      Adidasmjo BVNEMBA MTPSGA (Jan 11, 2019 at 19:04)
       What a trail! I rented a Stumpy and decided to tackle Mesa system, after having an amazing ride I wanted to finish my day on Permagrin. I rode it once and realized that my day was far from over.....I loved it so much that I ended up riding it 3 more times! One piece of advice I'd gave to a new rider on this trail would be to make sure you know how to pump down a slope. If you do, you'll be rewarded with one of the best flows of your life! Enjoy!
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      • + 0
      Mano1192 (Jul 14, 2019 at 7:27)
       Killer flow!!! Keep up your speed and try to compress the downhills to boost up the hills and you will barely pedal the whole way down. Up TH and down PermGrim is a fun loop!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      wmj360 (Jan 7, 2022 at 17:20)
       I am a beginner and I love this trail! I keep going off at this one section, but other than that it was so much fun. Since I ride pump tracks I was able to go fast, maybe a little too fast for only riding my 3rd time on a proper MTB trail.
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      Videos

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      Las Vegas Mountain Biking: Perma Grin - Bears...
      4:32 | 10 | Jan 14, 2022 , Las Vegas
      BEARS BEST/ PERMA GRIN
      5:18 | 31 | Nov 7, 2021 , Las Vegas
      Bear's Best - Perma Grin Trail
      9:13 | 150 | Feb 7, 2021 , Las Vegas
      Skydio 2:  Monkeyneers Ride: PermaGrin
      6:47 | 89 | Jan 21, 2021 , Las Vegas
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