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Peavine

Average Rating:    (3.7 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

There are litteraly hundreds of miles of trails on Peavine and it is extremely popular with local mountain bikers. From this access point you can eventually reach the top of Peavine (7000' ft.) The trip contains probably 2000ft of climbing and over 20 miles(one way) but, thankfully, many smaller routes cover the lower portion of the mountain. Some good ones are the Northgate golf course loop and the Bullcreek ranch ride. I have no idea how long the rides are in miles (don't have a computer) but, they don't take more than a two or three hours. On a side note, bring lots of water and keep in mind that the terrain is extremely rocky and barren.
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Latitude
39.50404070558415
Longitude
-119.6630859375
Trail Directions
Follow N. Virginia St. past the University until you get to N. McCarran Blvd. Head West (left) until Keystone Ave. Near this intersection is a good place to park (just off McCarran near the water tank).
Trail Length
20 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Reno
   


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Review Date
March 11, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: GuriellaBrother2 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Come on now, for those of you not from the great and independent state of Nevada, it is obvious that you don't know how to deal with rednecks.

In Nevada we play with these scarry, often dangerous things called guns. The thing is that if someone shoots at you in Nevada, you're obligated to shoot back.

I grew up riding this trail, and in the last 20 years it has changed a lot. The main problem now is that people from California seem to think that this is their trail. ITS NOT! Learn to blend in with the locals, or you can be better then sure that they will bury you in one of the holes out there.

Recommended Route:
Go from either Keystone (good place to get your car broken into) or from Bullranch, or from Stead. I prefer to go from Stead to the top, better line and I know someone who lives at the bottom of his own personal single track. I park in his driveway, cut through the yard, ride up until I hit 612, and keep it cooking until I hit the top. Really the best way to enjoy Peavine is to have someone shuttle you and your DH bike to the top. There are several DH trails on this mountain, some cut by UNR, some cut by me and the boys, some cut for races. If you're cool, and don't complain too much about our redneck, un-PC, squirrel killing, big truck driving ways, then someone might show you the potential this holds.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Padagonia loop



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Review Date
April 7, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Steve , from Truckee, CA

Summary:
Upside: This is a place to ride before the snow melts in the Tahoe area. Great singletrack out of Northgate, great views from up high.
Downside: Shot up refrigerators, burned out cars, broken glass, shotgun shells, and automatic weapons. I rode by a family above the Pond yesterday--they had a tripod-mounted M-16! It can be rather daunting to have to call out to those ahead to ask if they would please stop firing (the sound of bullets whizzing over your head always gets your attention).

Recommended Route:
Northgate singletrack for rolling cross country, Keystone Canyon singletrack to road to the summit for climbing.



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Review Date
May 17, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Nate , from Reno

Summary:
Cowtrails is possible one of the best downhills around this area. Northgate is a nice rolling single track. Keystone can be a rocky technical challenge, if you take the more difficult routes. On all of these trails make sure you have strong wheels, you'll need em. There are many many more trails on this mountain, explore and you'll find them.

Recommended Route:
There are trails everywhere on this Mountain. The most popular are Keystone Canyon-Basque Canyon, Northgate Loop and Cowtrails (aka Verdi Downhill). To get to Keystone look for the parking area to the west of the Keystone McCarrean intersection or the Basque Monument NorthWest of Virginia and McCarrean. Northgate is located up the hill from Northgate Golf Course. Cowtrails is located East of Gorilla Falls in Verdi, on the main street through Verdi.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hole in the Ground (Donner Summit) Hidden Valley (Virginia Mtns. SouthEast Reno) Drunken Bear (Northstar) Mr. Toads (South Lake Tahoe)



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Review Date
March 14, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Andrew , from Reno

Summary:
This a great ride that has alot of variety. While most of the ride to peavine peak is fire road the single track up keystone canyon and beyond is excellent. When you reach the pond beware of gun slingen red necks cause they are every where and very inconsiderate. They have no problem shooting across the road that you will ascend and descend on so becarefull when you here the gun shots.

Recommended Route:
see above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I ride around this trail at least 3 days a week. The lower keystone canyon has practically become a dog walking park so slow down and be considerate to the walkers.



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Review Date
December 28, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Philip , from Kodiak, Alaska

Summary:
Aenurism enducing climb on single track, but a FUN descent. Let's face it, Nevada is the armpit of the west so don't expect much in the way of views. Lots of mule deer to see, and endless sage, but not much else. Yeah, you can see Reno, but it's a lot like Jersey. You start at 4800 feet and the top is 8300 so if you follow the single track and then the jeep roads to the very top you are looking at 2 hours of good climbing. Get the 7.5 minute USGS quad called "Verdi" and the entire route plus lots of other options are depicted there. Overall, Peavine has lots to offer.

Recommended Route:
Drive out of Reno on I-80 heading west. Take the first Verdi exit (before Boomtown) and drive about a mile towards Verdi. After an obvious road cut on the right which is covered with chain link fencing to keep rocks off the road, there is a large pull-out on the right. Park/begin there and take the jeep track through the old gate. After 100 yards a single-track starts on the right, take this one. After 50 yards it crosses a jeep trail, continue straight on the single track on the other side. It climbs on the right side of the draw and switches to the left side after a 1/4 mile, then climbs up to the left to rejoin the jeep road. Yellow flagging in the sage periodically reminds you that you are on course. After 100 yards the single track leaves the jeep road and climbs to the left. Follow this all the way up to the higher parts of Peavine. Fun ride back down the same way. This was one of the smoothest, most perfect stretches of single track I have ever seen anywhere. If only the whole mountain were like it...



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