2 miles
Distance
135 ft
Climb
-731 ft
Descent
00:30:25
Avg time
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Details

  • Riding Area
    Mt. Charleston
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Mar - Nov
  • Global Ranking
    #3566 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Very popular summertime trail for both hikers and bikers. Feels like a true alpine ride, but just an hour from the strip! Fun singletrack with good flow, and some roots and rocks to keep the speed in check. Downhill is the most fun, but the gradual pitch and occasional tech obstacles make for a nice uphill challenge. Tons of hikers on weekends, so ride with caution.

Access Info

Most often accessed from climbing Lower Bristlecone. You can also park at the ski area and pick up the trail from the helipad (road end).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Bristlecone Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -596 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,679 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,404 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,275 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,679 ft
  • Grade
    -5.009%
  • Grade max
    -56.057%
  • Grade min
    18.148%
  • Distance climb
    2,289 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    130 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:01
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Status:
on Sep 10, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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