Nevada

Mt. Charleston

Region

45min N.of Las Vegas, NV

Twilight Trails

Trail Types:
Single Track, 4x4 Rds

Skill Levels:
Green, Blue, Black

Aprox Mileage:
25mi

Mt Charleson NV - Twilight Mountain Bike Trails Location Map
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The Mt. Charleston - Twilight trails in Kyle Canyon, are a wonderful place to ride when you don't feel like heading all the way up canyon, or in the winter. They provide nice long and fairly flowing single track that takes you deep into the high desert of Mt. Charleston. Less trees here than higher up in canyon, but the riding is great.

The trails can be washed out a bit after heavy rains so beware but other than that, they are usually in great condition.

Although you are on Mt. Charleston, these trails are lower in elevation and can still be pretty hot riding in the summer, but better than the valley!!

Telephone Canyon 'DH' Trails

Trail Types:
Single Track, 4x4 Rds

Skill Levels:
Green, Blue, Black

Aprox Mileage:
15mi

Mt Charleson NV - Telephone Canyon or Kyle Canyon Downhill Mountain Bike Trails Location Map
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The Mt. Charleston - Telephone Canyon Downhill trails in Kyle Canyon, are simply fantastic!

Although BEWARE of the new "Showgirl Trail"- the Visitor centers Map will give you the "actual" FULL trail on the map, but in reality it's not finished - really hard to follow - and generally just poorly designed and not fun. The best way to ride showgirl is connecting from Tin Can Alley halfway down the canyon.

The rest of the trails out there are to die for! Tight trees and amazing windy trails perfect for making Shuttle Runs!

Bristlecone Trail

Trail Types:
Single Track & 4x4 Rd

Skill Levels:
Green, Blue/Black

Aprox Mileage:
6.5mi

Mt Charleson NV - Bristlecone Mountain Bike Trails Location Map
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The Mt, Charleston - Bristlecone trail in Lee Canyon, is amazing! Not only do you get alpine riding just outside of Las Vegas, but it's, in my opinion, a perfect setup.

You get a nice steady 4-7% grade climb for a little over 3miles then you get a splendid and fairly technical single track descent in the cool shade of the trees on Mt. Charleston!

If you like to climb THEN descend--> Climb the LOWER bristlecone and descend the Upper. If you prefer a technical steep climb, you may like riding UP the Upper Bristlecone.

Sawmill Trails

Trail Types:
Single Track & 4x4 Rd

Skill Levels:
Green, Blue, Black

Aprox Mileage:
11mi

Mt Charleson NV - Sawmill Mountain Bike Trails Location Map
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The Mt. Charleston - Sawmill trails in Lee Canyon, are a nice addition to the riding on Mt. Charleston. A great warm up / cool down, before or after riding the Bristlecone trail.

Beware, the new Pinyon Pine Loop and Granite Canyon are the sorriest excuses for Multi-Use trails I think I have EVER seen and I DO NOT RECOMMEND THEM! Deep gravel the whole way, they are straight up washes designated as a "trail". Long and tiring they are NO FUN, maybe just maybe on a fat tire...but even then due to their extremely poor design and construction are still terrible.

The smaller Sawmill loop and the longer Ridge Top Loop are pretty fun! Although beware there is still a good bit of climbing. But the trails are nice and fun to ride and not too long!

Visitor Center Trails

Trail Types:
Single Track

Skill Levels:
Green, Blue

Aprox Mileage:
XXXX

Mt Charleson NV - Visitor Center Mountain Bike Trails Location Map
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These trails are brand new. To be honest, if they are anything like the other new trails, we don't even recommend bothering with them.

Mt. Charleston trails built legally usually are poorly designed, and poorly built for mountain biking.... sad.