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Copper Basin Trail

Average Rating:    (3.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

High desert singletrack and jeep trails through sage and rocky canyons. The Playground is a rocky mesa with ledges overlooking the surrounding valleys and the town of Battle Mountain. This trail is a good place to stretch your legs when traveling across Nevada.
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Latitude
40.62854560636584
Longitude
-116.44683837890625
Trail Directions
Approx. 3 miles south of I-80 and the town of Battle Mountain on NV Hwy 305, on the northwest (right) side of road.
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Battle Mountain
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
March 28, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: kopdo ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
These trails are certainly great for the serenity! No one else around, but some of the trails route through sandy/micro-gravel washes. Also there were stampeding cows. Some very fun sections, but route finding not super easy on the back loops (very good signage, just not enough traffic to keep the trail always visible). Did I mention the sandy washes? Not fast up or down, but good for a work-out, and definitely better than not riding.



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Review Date
March 4, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: unka jerry ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trail is located about 2 miles south of Battle Mountain on NV HWY 305, not where the gps map shows it. FUN trails options in nevada sage. Great views and flowy trails in a stacked loop system. IMBA helped design segments of the trails, so they are sweet!

Recommended Route:
Playground on ridge = bits slickrock & singletrack mashed together
Dill-Doe Canyon Trail = super fast flowing descent over too soon. link up with:
Limestone Canyon = 7 mile loop or can link up with Longs Canyon if you ride the exposed trail backwards.
Entire 'chilada = Do the long's Canyon Loop. Good fast singletrack with views of the surrounding valleys and mountains - 15 miles worth. The exposed section is rippin' (thanks Dan & Rob @ BLM!)

Dang good ridin' for the middle of nowhere.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Winnemucca's Bloody Shins trails, lamoyle canyon nr elko. Austin is crud.



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Review Date
July 10, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Mountaingirl1961 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
They did a good job designing this trail to take advantage of the topography. It follows a series of jeep trails, dry washes and constructed singletrack to make some fun loops. I took the intermediate trail, and intend to go back to try the advanced stuff on the ridgeline. Do follow the suggested direction on the trail map at the trailhead - it'll make for some fun downhill on the backside. The trail is well marked but is somewhat overgrown in places - more people need to ride it! I did manage to lose the trail briefly on the out, primarily because I was buzzing along at a pretty good clip through some overgrown cheat grass. Finding it again was simple.

Recommended Route:
There is a beginning, intermediate and advanced loop. Choose according to your skill level.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
This trail would make a fun stop on a multi-day bike tour through Lamoille, Battle Mountain, Austin, Eureka and Ely.



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Review Date
April 8, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: CanyonChaser ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail Rocks, even though its full of rocks. But that's Neveda for you. It offers something for all experience levels but I best loved the fast and furiously fun single track sections. The playground offers groovy technical rocky stuff to challenge even the trials trained riders. The playground is a loop at the top of a mesa with spectacular views of classic Nevada sagebrush and desolation. No overcrowding here!

Recommended Route:
Follow the green line if you are a beginner, blue if your intermediate, or hang out on black lines if you fancy yourself a hero.



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