2 miles
Distance
135 ft
Climb
-731 ft
Descent
00:30:57
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Bristlecone Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3566 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 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).

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
    00:30:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:01
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Status:
on Aug 3, 2019
Dry
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to upper-bristlecone-trail trailhead (36.311190, -115.696560)
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      Upper... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 3, 2019 @ 5:44pm
      Aug 3, 2019
      Jul 18, 2019 @ 9:56am
      Jul 18, 2019
      Jun 20, 2019 @ 3:24pm
      Jun 20, 2019
      Mostly dry except for lower portion with crossings and water run off on trail. Currently there’s a large tree across the trail about a 1/2 mile...
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:17pm
      Jun 4, 2019
      Majority is un-rideable able to cross though, makes it feel like more of an adventure
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:15pm
      Jun 4, 2019
      Still significant snow pack. Able to cross but mostly unrideable
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 85 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 104 rides
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      29 |
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 8:17pm
      Jun 4, 2019

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