Southern Pine Nuts - TRAIL

Southern Pine Nuts - Trail, Gardnerville, Nevada

Unmarked trails,go SE up the dirt road, travel 1.4 miles to a single track and go south into the single track that leads to small climbs and decents. Trail leds to inter-connecting single track and fire roads. Route has varied terrain, rolling hills, flats, and mountains.

User Reviews (6)

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ValerieNV   [Mar 28, 2007]
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Michael Beam   [Jan 31, 1999]

Soil usually dry and hard pack. Watch for loose rocks and motorcycles. In the winter the soil can be very muddy. Carry lots of water as no facilities are in the area. Great climbing and downhills.

Customer Service

Fire road to 1.4 miles to the single track which leads to other sigle track and fire roads. You also can travel up the main dirt road (Pine Nut Rd. #2) and intersect several fire roads a single track. This main road leads to the Pine Nut range (steep technical climbing).

Similar Products Used: Flume Trail, NV
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3
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Sagebum   [Apr 10, 1999]

Start at Pinyon Pine Tree lot. Go once a day for a month, and you still won't ride the same route or find all of the single track that exists. This is also home of the Pine Nut Cracker Race (Kooka Kup). Go to the Carson Valley Bike Shop in Gardnerville for info.

Customer Service

Any of perhaps 100 miles of singletrack and very small roads that feel like single track.

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5
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Versun Jetericks   [Sep 23, 1999]

Great water crossing and some exciting single track. This is a converted (or mulit use) motorcyle trail so watch out for motocrossers. There are plenty of trees and some amazing scenery just remember that it gets real hot and don't go if it's muddy. The mud here is like clay and it'll clog up your drivetrain like you wouldn't believe.

Customer Service

I too did the Pine Nut Cracker of the soon to be famous Kooka Cup Series. It starts at spirit of the sky ranch (which is private) and is mostly singletrack. There is an awesome water crossing about 200 yards from the start. I'm not sure what the policy is on riding this trail since it is private land.

Similar Products Used: I've never biked in any other places in the Carson Valley but, I'm sure there is some good stuff here.
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4
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MrEd   [Jan 25, 2002]

...climb the hills, up and down, when you get to the top, hold on because its a fast and furious ride down. Banked turns and crankin' mogels will keep you busy for a while. Keep heading west (keep an eye on Jobs peak, this my require some left turns)and eventually you will end up in the "sandbox". you will know it when you see it!Monster hills!!!to get back to car, simply head north up and out of the sandbox. ...It can be packed nice and hard most of the year, so enjoy!!!

Customer Service

Park at Pinion pine parking area,ride east on Pinenut road#2,follow signs for Sierra Spirit Ranch, when you see sign for Lena Lane hit double track going west....

Similar Products Used: Tahoe Rim Trail (the bench ride)...Yippie!!!
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5
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Gregg   [Apr 17, 2002]

Start at the parking lot off of Pine Nut Road #2, loop around the ranch on a fire road, drop into the canyon, climb out of the canyon immediately, and follow the most ridden singletrack for about 6 miles (you'll cross two main fire roads). This will bring you to another series of fire roads that lead in all directions. Turn around and you'll be amazed at how much climbing you've done - you hardly have to pedal on the way back - whoop-di-doos, bermed turns, flats - it's the equivalent of a roller coaster for bikes.

Customer Service

The Dixon Descent Trail!

Similar Products Used: Instead of climbing up out of the canyon once you've dropped in, continue along in the canyon - miles and miles of singletrack.
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5
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