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2 miles
864 ft
-364 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Shark Ridge Trail
  • BLM
    Land Manager

Shark Ridge Details

  • Riding area
    Desert Hills
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Global Ranking

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.

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More Stats for Shark Ridge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    500 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,566 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,157 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,571 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,071 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,463 ft
  • Distance flat
    845 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 23, 2018
Avg: 1 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to shark-ridge trailhead (35.981060, -115.210381)
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Shark Ridge Trail Reports

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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1 Review & 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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