2.2 miles
Distance
734 ft
Climb
-227 ft
Descent
00:51:53
Avg time
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Shark Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Union Trails
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #96244 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #41212 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

Starts of mellow but quickly turns into a really tough cardio climb. There are a bunch of really cool flat rock and grippy rock sections for climbing and a rattling descent, which makes the DH sections really fun. Stay to the right for mostly climbing on the way up, though there are still some really tough sections to clean.

I preferred coming down on the east loops.

I met one of the trail buildings out on the double track, and he told me the trail names, but I can't remember, something about a shark or cock. For now these names are provisional.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Shark Ridge mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    507 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,559 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,128 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,559 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,068 ft
  • Grade
    4.3%
  • Grade max
    -26%
  • Grade min
    36.1%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,012 ft
  • Distance flat
    741 ft
  • Avg time
    00:51:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:01
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on Aug 1, 2021
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Avg: 2.85 (6 votes)

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      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      lphtahoe (Oct 11, 2017 at 19:45)
       Relatively tough trail. After a mellow start some rolling terrain over a couple small hills makes for some very difficult climbing. Unfortunately that means you continually have to go down the other side, hence the name. But this also leads to a bit of hike a bike unless you are very strong uphill technical rider on loose gravel. Lacks flow. Coming down the steep sections you climbed up is less than exhilarating. Nothing terribly difficult. One and done ride for me.
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      • + 1
      derkenblosh (Dec 5, 2018 at 15:47)
       Everyone should ride this trail once as a bucket list SUCK-FEST ... This would be an amazing hike/trail run
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      XCLV (Jan 3, 2019 at 12:26)
       Lol Shark Ridge !!! Great ride if your feel n like you want to peg your climbing cardio meter that day :-))))
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      Jleonsnow (Jan 24, 2019 at 19:54)
       Challenging climb but very rewarding. Unique views of The entire valley and city. A few hike a bike sections but they are short. Downhill is a blast and feels well earned
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      Crethman (Apr 1, 2020 at 10:09)
       Tough trail, should be double black. Easy to get off of the main trail due to cairned hiking routes on the ridge.Need to follow your map or you will end up on some sketchy side trails.
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      • + 1
      thebikeridez (Jun 14, 2021 at 16:26)
       Quick update on this trail. From my window at my home I can see that near this ridge appears to be on fire on June 14th, 2021. Details on the fire are shown here: news3lv.com/news/local/fire-sparks-in-mountains-west-of-las-vegas . So please avoid this trail area until the fire is put out!
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      • + 2
      Wlippia (Jun 15, 2021 at 12:41)
       Apparently your geography or reading comprehension is amiss. The fire was 15+ miles west of shark ridge.
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      • + 2
      thebikeridez (Jul 30, 2021 at 10:56)
       There were two fires going on at that time. I put the link to the wrong fire but there was a fire in that area.
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