3 miles
Distance
276 ft
Climb
-448 ft
Descent
00:48:04
Avg time

Rip & Tear Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
  • Riding Area
    Union Trails
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Hiking

Hard to identify trail after coming off of Twin Sisters and shying away from canyon; find the straightaway (singletrack) to the West. Cred to the dirt bikers that carved the singletrack portion (Rip & Tear). Beware of snakes and people using firearms in populated areas, which include the straightaway. Four climbs with loose rocks (technical). Final portion prior to intercept with Aiden (Arden) Quarries requires dismount and carry-down a few shale steps; unless you're some sort of rock hopping astronaut =D

Access Info

Reference Machismo route, or Twin Sisters Trail for access to start point. Alternatively : straightaway is accessible from within the water retention basin.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

Disclaimer

Avoid if flash floods are forecast, Beware of snakes and illegal usage of firearms.

More Stats for Rip & Tear mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -173 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,867 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,148 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,040 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,867 ft
  • Grade
    -1%
  • Grade max
    -21.3%
  • Grade min
    22.1%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    3,514 ft
  • Avg time
    00:48:04
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Status:
on Jun 12, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Directions to rip--tear trailhead (36.001030, -115.307580)
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      Rip & Tear Trail Reports

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      Jun 12, 2020 @ 6:09am
      Jun 12, 2020
      No snakes, but plenty of snake tracks. In hot weather -preferably - beat the heat; downside is, snakes warm at daybreak with sunlight...
      May 13, 2020 @ 8:35pm
      May 13, 2020
      No snakes seen today
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