2 miles
Distance
126 ft
Climb
-1,606 ft
Descent
00:20:09
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Whorehouse Downhill Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Whorehouse Downhill Details

  • Riding Area
    Squaw Peak
    Ely, Nevada
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    April-October
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #24257 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Downhill run on from Squaw Peak. Starts out a little flat, but the end more than makes up for it.

Access Info

Drive to the top of Squaw Peak. The trail starts on the other side of some of the towers. If you loop around them, it's easier to see.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Whorehouse Downhill bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,480 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,485 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,974 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,965 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,485 ft
  • Grade
    -12.711%
  • Grade max
    -1443.19%
  • Grade min
    81.297%
  • Distance climb
    1,297 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,682 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:09
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Status:
on Apr 29, 2016
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 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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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

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

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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 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
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Whorehouse Downhill Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Apr 29, 2016 @ 1:57pm
      Apr 29, 2016
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
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      • 29 rides
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag mwmiller (May 29, 2017 at 13:06)
       Not a local, but I am not sure how you can drive to the top without an atv or utv shuttle rig. We rode up and were treated to a narrow and techy top and a steep, fast, and lose borrow section. Good stuff.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag larryssman7 (Sep 8, 2017 at 10:57)
       Accidental double post
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag larryssman7 (Sep 8, 2017 at 10:57)
       One of my favorite trails in Nevada, Whorehouse Hill DH is a gnarly, loose, steep goat trail off the top of Squaw peak, then opens up into a screaming fast ridgeline descent on loose shale with rock hits and sniper lines littering the landscape. Don't you dare crash, and make sure your brakes are working because the last 1/4 mi is scary steep.

      The shuttle access road is about as gnarly as the trail, definitely recommend a 4WD truck and a competent driver.
      [Reply]

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