2 miles
Distance
854 ft
Climb
-346 ft
Descent
00:40:53
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Shark Ridge Trail
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Shark Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
    Desert Hills
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Global Ranking
    #48897 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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
More Stats for Shark Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    508 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,567 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,161 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,568 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,076 ft
  • Grade
    4.277%
  • Grade max
    -33.625%
  • Grade min
    38.818%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,691 ft
  • Distance flat
    616 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:53
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Status:
on Aug 23, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to shark-ridge trailhead (35.981084, -115.210335)
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Shark Ridge Trail Reports

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Aug 23, 2018 @ 4:56pm
Aug 23, 2018
Jan 26, 2018 @ 2:40pm
Jan 26, 2018
Fist time riding this... You'll love this trail, if you're a masochist
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag 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
flag 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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