2 miles
Distance
854 ft
Climb
-346 ft
Descent
00:42:03
Avg time
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Shark Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Desert Hills
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #48897 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 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.

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
    00:42:03
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Status:
on Feb 25, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3 (4 votes)

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  • Icy
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
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      Shark Ridge Trail Reports

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      Feb 25, 2019 @ 7:57am
      Feb 25, 2019
      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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Jan 14, 2017 @ 7:31am
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      | 1 comments

      4 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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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      • + 1
      flag 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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      • + 0
      flag 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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