Austin, NV
(775) 964-2671

The rocky, brush-covered hillsides surrounding the tiny mining town of Austin have become a playground for mountain bikers of all levels. Community members established most of the trails with the help of the U.S. Forest Service to create a series of trails for all skill levels.
Type: Mountain biking
Trailheads: Located throughout Austin
Getting there: Austin is 172 miles east of Carson City and Reno on U.S. 50.

Castle Loop Trail
Distance: 4.5 miles round trip
Difficulty: Beginner
Elevation Gain: 400'

Cahill Canyon Run
Distance:11.5 miles round trip
Difficulty: Intermediate
Elevation Gain: 1,600'

Pony Express Loop
Distance: 10 miles round trip
Difficulty: Intermediate
Elevation Gain: 1,000'

Bob Scott Slide
Distance: 8.5 miles
Difficulty: Advanced
Elevation Gain:1,000'

Gold Venture Loop
Distance: 27.5 miles
Difficulty: Advanced
Elevation Gain:4,500'

Crest Cut-Off
Distance: 24 miles
Difficulty: All levels
Elevation Gain:5,000'

Pony Canyon
Distance: 1 mile, downhill only
Difficulty: Advanced
Elevation Loss: 2,500'