3.5 miles
Distance
616 ft
Climb
-631 ft
Descent
00:52:09
Avg time
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The Hurl Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cottonwood Valley
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #50517 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #74362 in Trail Running
    • #69184 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The most technically demanding trail in the BD system, the Hurl is a badge of honor and a fun trail overall. Riding it outbound from BD, you get a nice warm up, but the pitch increases quickly, and combined with loose rock, most riders dismount here and there. Once on top, the views are fantastic and the DH is twisty, rocky, and fun. If reversed, the climb is 100% rideable with practice and the DH into BD is shorter and steeper.

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More Stats for The Hurl mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -15 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,480 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,021 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,514 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,498 ft
  • Grade
    -0.084%
  • Grade max
    -19.535%
  • Grade min
    23.693%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    227 ft
  • Avg time
    00:52:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:56:06
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on Mar 20, 2022
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Avg: 3.85 (14 votes)
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      The Hurl Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 28 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 223 rides
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Markinman75 (Mar 20, 2022 at 18:15)
       I appreciated the comments from folks but I want to add one dose of reality post. If you are coming to this trail system just to ride this trail and you are an advanced rider with above average fitness, this could be a fun trail for you.
      I arrived after logging 12 miles doing flow job from the blue diamond parking lot after that…This trail was painful. Come to ride it with fresh legs and a new perspective on life. Then I think I would write a different report. Have fun!
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      • + 1
      KDUBBY (Mar 14, 2022 at 13:58)
       new fav trail in BD. Rode it south to north. Ascent is all ridable and the decent is fun with a couple of steep chunky bits but nothing double black.
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      dantepetri1 (Nov 27, 2019 at 11:27)
       Really fun trail, ride south-north for a more manageable and rewarding climb and sweet descent. Wish this was 3-5 miles longer!
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      vandecar (Sep 24, 2019 at 22:56)
       20 minutes is just for the climb (see Strava segment)
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      vandecar (Sep 24, 2019 at 22:53)
       Hurl is my go to trail in Nevada when I want to test my physical condition, I instantly know from my time what my level of condition is because the trail is a healthy balance of technical and climbing that can be ridden in roughly 20 minutes which is what a lot of folks use for testing power thresholds. It also has great views at the top and while the downhill is ride-able, I don't find it particular fun because of all the loose rock.
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      The Hurl @ Cottonwood Valley with My Orbea Wild FS
      10:25 | 111 | Nov 3, 2021 , Las Vegas
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      9:32 | 1136 | Jan 26, 2018 , Las Vegas
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