Carson City’s trail system is quickly becoming known as a bucket list destination. Award winning mountain biking trails 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 on the Kings to Ash Connector Trail. 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 rockier climbs of Centennial Park, which, for the venturous can lead you all the way up to Virginia city on wild horse made singletrack and old mining roads, reaching an altitude of 7,465 feet before a decent back to the north Carson trailhead. The trail begins in the eastern part of Centennial Park above the upper ball fields
Brunswick Canyon and the Carson River 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.
We are working on an interactive trail map of all the trail systems in Carson City with great information to help enjoy your time outdoors. Until then, visit our page with virtual hikes of some of our trails thanks to the Google Trekker, Check out the maps from Muscle Powered, our trail building organization, or, visit trailforks.com
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.|
Additional Carson City Mountain Biking Resources
BikeCarson.com -Bicycle news, culture, and lifestyle in Carson City, Nevada
Carson Tahoe Hotel – Mountain Bike and Cruiser Rentals
Carson City Parks & Recreation – Link to the City’s Open Space and Trails information
MusclePowered.org – Bike and pedestrian advocacy group