Clear Creek Canyon

4.33 out of 5
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↑ 2,200 ft
↓ 2,300 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Trails starts around 5000ft in the high dessert shrubbery. Trail is rather sandy singletrack. It climbs over 6 miles to Knob Point. The singletrack is very well built with benchcuts along the contour of the hills. Half way up you get into the Alpine terrain with pine trees and plenty of shade. After Knob Hill it contines for an additional 3 miles to Clear Creek Rd near Highway 50. All that climbing is worth it when you turn around and are able to go back down what you climbed. Singletrack is flowy, no techinical rocky sections on this one but very fun. Would be a great trail for beginners up to expert riders looking for a great ride. Stays pretty clear year round depending on the Sierra snow pack. Single track was built by the same builder as Ash Canyon trails in town.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  Sierradirtslayer   on May 27, 2019
  wdsbikes   on May 26, 2019
  galenbradford   on May 25, 2019
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May 2, 2016
Review: Really good trail. It is clear early in the season, much sooner than any of the tahoe trails, or other trails in the region, perhaps excepting those in Reno.
Flowy singletrack. Fun switchbacks. The same guy who built this trail also built the new (2015) Ash to Kings trail. You can see his handiwork. I prefer Clear Creek to A2K.

Similar Trail: Ash to Kings

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February 15, 2015
Review: Great climb up from the high dessert floor. Climbed roughly 1500ft. Typical Tahoe riding, sandy loamy dirt. Ride starts in high desert and goes into the Alpine terrain. Ride back down is very fast and flowy. No technical areas, however some steep drop offs on the side of the trail, can be intimidating to newbs.

Similar Trail: Ash Canyon Trail, Carson City, NV

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March 11, 2015
Guest Doubletrack  
Review: Nice review. Not to take anything away from the excellent trails in Carson City but the Clear Creek trail was built by the crew at the Carson Valley Trails Association ( for more beta on this and other local trails).

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Clear Creek Canyon MTB Trail 4.33 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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