2 miles
135 ft
-731 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Bristlecone Trail


  • Riding Area
    Mt. Charleston
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Mar - Nov
  • Global Ranking

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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,289 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    130 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 10, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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