4,491 ft
Distance
491 ft
Climb
-13 ft
Descent
00:13:42
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of The Zipper Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

The Zipper Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Spanish Springs
    Reno, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    April-December
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #23103 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

Steep and exposed. Tight and loose switchbacks make for good practice. Though short, the climb up is quite the workout. Watch the very top section coming down for a rocky, off-camber switchback at a cliff edge.

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More Stats for The Zipper mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    477 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,798 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,276 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,798 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,276 ft
  • Grade
    10.629%
  • Grade max
    -7.316%
  • Grade min
    28.619%
  • Distance climb
    3,825 ft
  • Distance down
    288 ft
  • Distance flat
    378 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:23
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Status:
on May 15, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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      Directions to the-zipper trailhead (39.580410, -119.665420)
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      The Zipper Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 15, 2020 @ 2:58pm
      May 15, 2020
      Dec 20, 2019 @ 1:49pm
      Dec 20, 2019
      The trail is mostly dry.
      Apr 23, 2019 @ 7:24am
      Apr 23, 2019
      Dry and in good shape
      Jul 15, 2017 @ 3:31pm
      Jul 15, 2017
      Open again and riding great
      Jul 5, 2017 @ 7:57pm
      Jul 5, 2017
      Golden Eagle Park and the BLM land behind it is closed until further notice due to wildfires
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 25 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 134 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 9, 2020 @ 3:23pm
      Nov 9, 2020
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      Nov 9, 2020 @ 12:19pm
      Nov 9, 2020
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      Nov 9, 2020 @ 12:19pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      57 |
      Apr 9, 2019 @ 10:57pm
      Apr 9, 2019

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag danbhubert (May 29, 2020 at 12:57)
       Very challenging climb and tight switchbacks. I wouldn’t recommend coming down this because it wouldn’t be very flowy. Tight switchbacks typically have some rock obstacles.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag WillieB (Jul 21, 2020 at 8:15)
       Basically the only good trail out here, and probably only for the uphill direction
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag BenEdan17 (Nov 7, 2020 at 19:46)
       Rode the trail to day with a friend it was 35 degrees and 20 mph wind, and when we got to the top it started snowing. Lots of switch backs, there is a steep fall if you go off the side. There are a few tech sections that are really fun, and on the way down is really fun, being able to go faster, but having to slow down for the switch backs. It is one of the best trails in the Spanish spring area, I would give it a single black diamond and a 4.5 out of 5 stars.
      [Reply]

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