2.9 miles
Distance
641 ft
Climb
-190 ft
Descent
00:37:38
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Prison Hill North Loop Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Prison Hill Recreation Area
    Carson City, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #84678 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Prison Hill North Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    451 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,913 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,453 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,913 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,364 ft
  • Grade
    2.9%
  • Grade max
    -30.1%
  • Grade min
    37.8%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,868 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,057 ft
  • Avg time
    00:37:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:04
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Status:
on Apr 19, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Prison Hill... Trail Reports

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      Apr 19, 2021 @ 12:59pm
      Apr 19, 2021
      Jun 1, 2020 @ 1:01pm
      Jun 1, 2020
      May 7, 2020 @ 4:34pm
      May 7, 2020
      Trail is bone dry. Some plants crowding the trail towards the last bit but you can manage. Definitely bring your legs and disc brakes for the...
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 9:51pm
      Jul 1, 2019
      Rocky and overgrown
      Jan 2, 2019 @ 10:05am
      Jan 2, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 28 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 41 rides
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      Jun 10, 2019 @ 7:42am
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