3 miles
Distance
886 ft
Climb
-429 ft
Descent
00:08:39
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Carson City
    Carson City, Nevada
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain 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
    2.921%
  • Grade max
    -24.388%
  • Grade min
    33.115%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,586 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:31
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