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Bull Creek Ranch

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After you park head back down hwy 40, on the road, to the freeway exit. Head west and go by the motorcyle area that runs parallel to I-80. Follow the fire road up Peavine (nothwestely direction) for about 6 miles and start looking for the singletrack that heads back down to Verdi. Make sure the brakes work good and head down the canyon to your car. On a side note, you can keep going up the fire road to the back of Peavine, through an aspen grove and to the top (8500 feet). If you go to the top from Verdi it's nearly 4000 feet of climbing and nearly 30 miles round trip. Turning around at the begining of Bull Creek Ranch singletrack makes it about 2500 feet of climbing in six miles and that same amount down in only three miles. Remember bring plenty of water and be prepared for daytime temps that can reach 100 degrees.
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Latitude
39.52244887766205
Longitude
-119.96160507202148
Trail Directions
Go East from Reno on I-80 to the first Verdi exit (old hwy 40). Park at the wide spot in the road near the weir in the river. The gate off to the right is where you'll come down.
Trail Length
9 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Reno
   


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Review Date
April 26, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Corky Still , from Reno

Summary:
This trail is usually called Cow Canyon and there are many riders that are on it during the summer. Once at the top of the single track you can either bomb down or keep heading up towards Peavine. There are two ways of starting Cow Canyon. The best is to go to the second singletrack on your left.

Recommended Route:
Start at the red gate and head up the fire road. There will be a single track that goes off to the right. Take that up until there is a junction with another singletrack. Take the right hand trail and head up the hill. This hits a fire road that will take you to the top.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Keystone Canyon



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Review Date
October 23, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Eddy , from Reno, NV

Summary:
This is a great loop and fun ride. I like this one a lot, especially when I am pressed for time. For a fit rider the whole thing should take about one hour. This is typical Nevada desert so hydrate. During the summer you will definately sweat on the uphill. The total distance is a little over nine miles and is actually only about 1500 feet of climbing (not 2500 as mentioned previously) in the first six miles. It's a rigorous workout, up sometimes steep fireroads and is brutally rocky in one or two places. But once you get to the top, you'll appreciate the route back down all the more. The downhill section screams for about three miles. Narrow, winding single track that dips and swoops - you've got to love it! Watch out for some really sandy corners near the top that are just waiting to grab your front tire and throw you head over heels if you're not paying attention. The initial section is delightfully free from rocks though and you can haul ass if you're careful. Eventually the trail will dump you just east of Verdi across from the Truckee River. There are a lot of alternate routes that split off from this trail as you come down, but I would recommend following the well marked single track. I have ridden this trail about half a dozen times this season and have never seen another rider. Finding your way back to your starting point is pretty easy. If you want a free map and a better description of the ride, check out greatbasinbicycles.com.

Recommended Route:
This trail is also known as the Mogul-Verdi Loop. I actually start this one in Mogul. If you get off I-80 at the Mogul exit, take Silva Ranch Rd as it follows the freeway west, then turn left on Mountain Ridge Road where the pavement ends and the jeep roads begin.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Keystone Canyon



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