3 miles
886 ft
-429 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Prison Hill North Loop Trail
  • BLM
    Land Manager


  • Riding Area
    Prison Hill
    Carson City, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking
    #84678 in Mountain Biking

The highlight of this trail is the singletrack loop that circumnavigates the top of Prison Hill. While winding though the sage and a few juniper trees, it offers riders great views of the Sierras and Downtown Carson City to the west and Carson River and the Pinenut Mountains to the east. Difficulty is solid advanced intermediate with a couple of technical rock sections thrown in for good measure. The only real downside, for which the climb difficulty and physical rating apply, is the steep, loose, and often sandy climb required to get up to it.

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More Stats for Prison Hill North Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    457 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,912 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,461 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,912 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,369 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,586 ft
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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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