Blue Diamond

4.32 out of 5
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↑ 2,000 ft
↓ 2,000 ft
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Trail Description
About this trail
Blue Diamond is were you will find some incredible high desert singletrack. The firm desert floor makes the tight twisty trails fast and they go on for miles. There are some good climbs and switch backs on the south side of the road that offer great views of Vegas, or stay on the north side and enjoy relatively flat trails that will make anyone smile. If you are looking for a challenge take the Late Nite trail on the north side. I found it to be the most technical in the park with a good climb from the parking lot and some good rock riding on the way down. Be sure to find a loop though the town of Blue Diamond. It is like a oasis in the desert. Take a camera and alot of water!!!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: my problem is to find parking lot for semi-truck and spend not a lot of time to find trail head ! In a more cases trail head direction was marked wrong and i lost the time and didn't enjoy the trail . Like this trail i dont see where is the trail head on map , not correct -Sockoro

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Reviews (25)

Bunny Hop

August 29, 2018
Review: Superfine river bottom sand and washed out paths make Cottonwood Valley slightly more challenging than usual. Paths coming out of washes are ledges now and not smooth transitions, easy to OTB.


January 15, 2018
Review: Great trails after a good rain a week before.

Granny Gear

August 10, 2017
rowland45 Granny Gear  
Review: Fun ride! Definitely go chat with the crew at McGhie's Bike Outpost. They were extremely helpful in providing a map of the trail. There's a couple of climbs throughout but otherwise it's pretty straightforward. Be sure to bring lots of water and be wary of the heat.


March 7, 2017
Review: This was the first trail system I have ridden in the southwest. So many miles of trails. Rent a bike from mcghies in blue diamond and ride right out the door to the trails. Everything seemed well marked and maintained. If you want a good challenge I suggest the black velvet trail.


March 2, 2017
Review: Love these desert trails!

Bunny Hop

January 16, 2017
HeatMiser Bunny Hop  
Review: Great trail system!!! Everything from easy to very difficult. The trails are fairly well marked but it's easy to get lost out there. If you are in Vegas without your own bike, rent from McGhies. They are awesome and the bikes are very good.

Granny Gear

April 19, 2016
mw1975 Granny Gear  
Review: Overall a great ride! I'm from Florida and a novice. In Florida I deal with lose sand, exposed tree roots and pretty much zero elevation. Nevada is very different. This trail taught me a lot of critical lessons and I am sharing this for other noobs on the site: 1. Study a trail map. I didn't and wound up going on parts of a more challenging trail called "hurl." 2. Know your limits. If your out matched take your time. There is a lot of lose rock on this trail. You will slide and it can be fun just be smart. 3. Bring Lots of Water. I thought I brought enough and I didn't. I now understand that having a blather in the back pack is not just easier, it allows more volume. I rented a bike from Mcghies outpost. Great folks and the bikes a well maintained.

Granny Gear

February 28, 2016
Review: Mostly flow trails with a mild to moderate amount of climbing. Rental a 27.5 bike with the 3 inch tires and suits this sort of trail really well. Had a blast in 75 degree weather in February.

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July 10, 2015
Review: The reviews are right on. This is a great trail and shows how much fun can be had in the desert. Moderate amount of climbing and some fast sections. The views are breathtaking. I almost got caught in a thunderstorm and would have surely been interesting if it had rained.

The town is quaint and there is a bike shop. Grab a map from the guy. It will surely help. There are tons of intersections and a map will help determine the correct path. I didn't see any Burros on this trek.

Granny Gear

June 27, 2015
zachsch Granny Gear  
Review: Awesome trail half an hour from the strip. McGhie's outpost has great rates on rental bikes, and come with multitool, extra tube/repair kit, mini air pump, helmet, gloves, water, and great advice. It's also located about half a mile from the trailhead. Bring loads of water and suncreen. Great trails with lots of awesome flowy sections and enough pretty technical sections to keep it interesting. Only a handful and semi-difficult climbs.

Blue Diamond MTB Trail 4.32 out of 5 based on 25 ratings. 25 user reviews.
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