Prison Hill Loop - Trail, Carson City, Nevada

Prison Hill Loop - Trail, Carson City, Nevada

DESCRIPTION

There are a number of different routes you can take. The basic loop requires that you go up into the canyon and ride up to the saddle. Take a left at the top of the saddle. You'll go about 1/4 mile at which point you'll take a left off of the fire road. This will wind you around the crown of Prison Hill and back to the saddle. You can then drop back into the canyon and take a number of side trails all of which dump you back at the cul de sac.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 03, 2004]
TahoeRydin
Cross Country Rider

This is a good ride for anyone who lives in Carson City and doesn't want to travel too far. The trail starts out sand and loose and you have a short hard climb of a mile to start with. The best part is the singletrack at the top of the saddle after the initial mile climb. The loop goes around the crest of the hill and offers some great views of Carson and the Carson River Valley. The trail itself is nothing too exciting but offers a lot of rocks and some decent technical riding here and there. I would definitely not recommend this trail for a beginner or someone who isn't familiar with a lot of rocks and sand. The rocks are sharp metamorphic stuff also. I have torn the sidewall out of one tire so far. In the summer this trail is dry and very hot, so plan on a lot of water useage. There are a lot of little trails wandering off through the sagebrush and sand at the bottom of the hill. These trails are used by a lot of horses and can be loose and torn up. It's almost impossible to get lost so you can fill the time in by riding around on these. I don't know of any I would recommend outside of doing it out of boredom though.

Customer Service

Like it says, park about 100 yards to the left of the green watertank at the end of Koontz lane. The single track starts here and wanders through the sagebrush. If you follow the singletrack almost due east you'll connect with a loose, sandy, and then rocky fireroad that will take you up to the top of the hill. Hang a left and you will intersect the singletrack which crosses the road. Ride the loop and enjoy the scenery.

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I don't know of any others in Carson. I wish I did. Reno's Jones Creek/Whites/Thomas Creek Trail Network is excellent.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 12, 2003]
dcorton
Weekend Warrior

This trail has no good views of Carson, but it isn't the worst trail either. This is not worth going out of your way to ride. Stay out of the sand.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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