Mountain Biking





TTDSlider_BikeFamFor cyclists, the granddaddy of all trails starts at Spooner Summit just west of Carson City and connects to Lake Tahoe’s famous Flume Trail. But less renowned mountain biking tours are just minutes from downtown Carson City, and free from the crowds at Tahoe.

Carson City’s mountain biking trips include intermediate and advanced singletrack trails in Ash Canyon and Kings Canyon. The trails leave from the city’s western foothills and climb high above into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where riders can connect to the world-renowned Tahoe Rim and Flume trails.

On the eastern side of Carson City, riders can brave the 13-mile McClellan Peak climb, which reaches an altitude of 7,465 feet before a decent back to the north Carson trailhead. The trail begins from Fermi Road, off of Goni Road, and continues uphill to the mountain top for sweeping views of the area.

Brunswick Canyon is another challenging eastern trail, featuring a 15-mile climb with over 1,300 feet of elevation gain. The trail begins along the Carson River off Deer Run Road and ends in high desert forest, with several side trip options along the way.

More mountain biking trails in and around Carson City are listed below, and additional information is

Carson City Trails

Trail Name Length Elevation Difference
C Hill Trail 0.5 Miles 60 ft.
Carson City MVU 29 Miles 4200 ft.
Centennial Park 3.5 Miles 260 ft.
Empire Ranch Trail 1.75 Miles negligible
Prison Hill 6.3 Miles 794 ft.
Riverview Park Trail 2.5 Miles negligible
Silver Saddle Ranch Trails 4 Miles 100 ft.
V and T Trail 1 Mile 60 ft.

Trails near Carson City


Trail Name Length Elevation Difference
Chimney Beach 3.7 Miles 1803 ft.
Deadmans Creek Loop 2.3 Miles 322 ft.
Dry Pond 2.1 Miles 450 ft.
Duck Hill Ohv Trail System 6.3 Miles 1722 ft.
Fay-luther Canyon 3.5 Miles 977 ft.
Hunter Lake OHV 60 Miles 4000 ft.
Hunter Lake Trail 7 Miles 2920 ft.
Jones/Whites Creek 9.1 Miles 1893 ft.
Jumbo Grade 10 Miles 945 ft.
Keystone Canyon 1.6 Miles 350 ft.
Lake Tahoe Nevada Backcountry Trails 0 Miles negligible
Leviathan OHV 50 Miles negligible
Lower Galena Creek 1.6 Miles 500 ft.
Lower Thomas Creek 2.3 Miles 720 ft.
Lower Whites Creek 3.3 Miles 900 ft.
Marlette Flume Trail 5 Miles 100 ft.
Mexican Ditch Trail 4 Miles 20 ft.
Mud Lake MVU 18.5 Miles 800 ft.
North Canyon Trail 4.2 Miles 1100 ft.
Ophir Creek 7.5 Miles 3379 ft.
Red House Flume Trail 2.6 Miles 150 ft.
Round Hill Pines Trail 4.4 Miles 264 ft.
Tahoe Rim Trail 164.8 Miles negligible
Tom Cooke Trail 0.6 Miles 241 ft.
Truckee River Path 13 Miles 283 ft.
Tunnel Creek Road 2.8 Miles 1394 ft.
Washoe Lake Overlook Trail 0.78 Miles 200 ft.
Whites Canyon Route 6 Miles 1887 ft.

Bike rentals, repairs, and guided road and mountain bike tours are available through Bike Carson Tahoe, owned and operated by former US professional cycling champion and land speed record holder, Chris Huber.

For more information about booking your Carson City mountain biking trip, call us at 1-800-NEVADA-1.

Additional Carson City Mountain Biking Resources
Bicycle news, culture, and lifestyle in Carson City, Nevada
Carson City Parks & Recreation
Link to the City’s Open Space and Trails information
Information about Nevada’s recreational trails
A community group focused on bike-and-pedestrian-friendly roadways in Carson City
Carson City Bicycle Route Map
By Google Maps
Carson City Bike Racks
By Google Maps
Information about bicycle rentals and tours

Additional Carson City Trails
Hiking Trails
City Biking Trails
Rafting & Kayaking

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