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Keystone Canyon to Rancho

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Pretty simple really. Ride up on the lower single track of Keystone as much as you can until you hit the top of the canyon where the radio towers are. There you will see a road going off to the right towards some houses. Take that road to the top where you will see some power lines running down to the right of the road. Follow these lines down and then back up. You will see a road off to your left, take that road. About a half mile or so down this road it will really start to drop off. Be on the lookout for a single track that crosses this double track. Turn left. This will loop down and around the back of the hill you were just coming down. You will end up hitting a construction area where they are cutting down some of the mountain there. There will be a porta-potty on the right by a black fence. Jump this rip fence and hike down the hill to a lower single track heading over sulphur mounds. You will run down this trail into the upper section of Rancho San Rafel. If the trail is wet make sure to wash your bike, the trail is very heavy alkali and will melt your bike down if you let the white paste sit on your frame or parts.
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Latitude
38.75408327579141
Longitude
-119.5751953125
Trail Directions
Top of Keystone, across McCarran where the religious freaks are working on a new housing area.
Trail Length
9
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Reno
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 4, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: wahusky ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Fair trail. Sparse (no trees), w/o great views (powerlines!). But so close, so it is worthwhile.



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Review Date
August 21, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Fattony ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This is a great trail to stay in shape on. It gives a good resistance on the way up to keep your heart rate going. There are a few spots that are starting to deteriorate and make for a scrary couple of turns but keep the speed and you're set. The trip down is a blast if you have the travel to do it. I do not recomend a hard tail coming down it but going up the hard tail helps.
This is the perfect ride to get an idea of the types of trials that are around here.

Recommended Route:
Its one of the easiest trails to get to in Reno, to find it go to the top of north McCarren next to Keystone and you will see the entrance to the trail heads. I like the lower trail head for the start. once on the trail there is really only one way to go (up) but once you get to the top by the power lines you can go just about anywhere from there depending on the endurance level you're at. I like to ride hard up and take the single track back down. watch out for other riders and hikers this is a very commonly used trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
that trail will take you to most of them once you get to the top but if you want somthing harder try go from the top of El Rancho and winding over to Keystone canyon.



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Review Date
November 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: GuriellaBrother2 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
The trail has changed a lot since I first wrote this review.

Recommended Route:
Now when you ride down into the property, you hit the middle section of the trails cut last year. Now you should roll all the way down the powerline, and turn left at the blown out car carcas. Or if you're really metal you can hunt and find your way onto the UNR Downhill. Watch out though, Mr. Rattler and I had an incident. We both lost.



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