Copper Basin Trail 14 & 15: The Playground trail photo
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Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
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Mountain Biking Copper Basin Trail 14 & 15: The Playground

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#73 of 108 mountain bike trails in Nevada
#18,239 in the world

Length: 5.00 miles
Total Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Overall Skill Level: Most Difficult
Trail Type Distances:
3.00 mi. 2-track
2.00 mi. single track

This trail is short, but sweet, technical ridge line route. To access this segment,
follow the directions for Trail 1 for the first two miles. Just as the canyon begins to
narrow, a short and steep 2-track cuts to the north (right) and toward a saddle.
At the saddle look for a single track that heads to the east (right) through a red
rock outcrop. This part of the trail winds through rocks and ledges with panoramic
views of the Shoshone Range and the Humboldt River Valley. After climbing up a
rocky slope, Trail 14 and 15 split at the top and rejoin at the northeast end of the
ridge. Trails 14 and 15 can be ridden as the Playground loop and are best ridden
in a clockwise direction. Trail 15 is more technical and hugs cliffs and the ridgeline
above the Reese and Humboldt River Valleys. Trail 14 winds through sagebrush
and over rock on the hilltop. To return to the Trailhead from the playground,
follow fast and technical 2-track where Trails 14 & 15 rejoin. The 2-track winds
down a steep eastern slope, eventually meeting up with a power line access road
that heads back to the Trailhead.

First added by jrussette on Sep 6, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
The Copper Basin Bike Trailhead:

Is located on HWY 305 about 2.75 miles south Battle Mountain and I-80. The
trailhead is on the west side of HWY 305 just as you reach the hills. The trail
system is marked with orange flagging and brown Carsonite Signs. The loops
offer a variety of technical and aerobic challenges on a combination of single and
double track trails. Steep Climbs and fast technical descents wind through historic
mining areas, sagebrush covered canyons, and rocky ridge tops in the northern
Battle Mountain Range. Enjoy the trails for a quick 1-hour ride or a weekend long
adventure! Remember to prepare for the heat during summer months by riding at
dusk and dawn and bringing plenty of water.

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