Peavine - TRAIL

Peavine - Trail, Reno, Nevada

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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GuriellaBrother2   Downhiller [Mar 11, 2005]

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.

Customer Service

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.

Similar Products Used: Padagonia loop
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MTBendo69   [Feb 07, 1999]

This trail Kick ass it has so many trails you could stay there all day and not ride every Trail I recomend Riding with Friends and bring alot of water there is alot of Singletrack and some Massive down Hills I love this trail it is one of the most Badass trails down here In Reno

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Josh   [Feb 23, 1999]

Keystone Canyon is the gateway to many ride variations. One of the most popular is to ride up the drainage of Keystone and continue on mixed singletrack/fireroads to Poleville Canyon where there is pond ( or "The Pond" as it is called). This makes for a great night ride, especially in the summer.

One of my favorite rides is to take Keystone up to the radio towers and the head east on the fire road. Continue east past the houses and take the powerline road to the south down a small hill and up the other side. When you crest the hill, head east on fire road and continue east until you start heading down the hill. Part the way down the hill, a single track crosses the road. You can take either direction, left eventually leads to "Lower Keystone" canyon or "Gumby" as it is also called, right takes you back up towards your start point. Both of these variations are relatively short and are really fun rides.

Regardless of which routes you take, the an enormous amount of trails and fire roads to explore.

With all of the precip. we have gotten so far this winter, the trail has changed quite a bit from the end of summer. More rock gardens have appeared, so come this spring/summer get your slow-speed technical skills in order.

Customer Service

The best place to start is as mentioned above. If you leave a vehicle parked at the mouth of Keystone Canyon be advised that there have been some break-ins lately. During daylight it is not as much of a problem, but if you do any night riding consider parking down Keystone Ave. near street lights and housing.

Similar Products Used: Northgate, Bull Ranch
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Steve   [Aug 30, 1999]

Excellent evening weekday trail to ride. But watch out on blind corners in the canyon because there can be a lot of people out on nice days. Enjoy the views of Reno if you get up high enough.

Customer Service

Start either at the mouth of Keystone Canyon or the Softball fields at the northern end of San Rafeal Park. Make a loop on the singletrack. After a few rides you can avoid all the dirt roads if you want to enjoy the pure singletrack fun.

Similar Products Used: Northgate loop
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Joe   [Feb 17, 2000]

Base eleveation at the parking lot is roughly 5000ft. The top of Peavine is 8000ft, so your looking at a solid 3000ft to the top.. It is non technical and mostly fire roads to the top. A fast pace will take you an hour and fifteen to the top. The view is spectacular. If you wish, at the top go over the saddle and drop into cow canyon for a 35 mile grueler.

Customer Service

Start at the top of Keystone Ave, by the water tower, and head up the arroyo toward the top of the mountain. Pay close attention to the previous tire tracks and follow the trail all the way to the top.

Similar Products Used: North Gate, Cow Canyon,
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Ben   [Feb 28, 2000]

if your into lots of hudge ruts, big mud puddles, cars and car tracks everyhwere, broken bottles, and preety weak downhills then this is the trail for you. If you are a serious rider check somthing else out.

Customer Service

see pevine trail directions

Similar Products Used: Sonora Ca. is the bomb for mtb rides.
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Philip   [Dec 28, 2000]

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.

Customer Service

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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Andrew   [Mar 14, 2001]

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.

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see above

Similar Products Used: 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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Nate   [May 17, 2001]

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.

Customer Service

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.

Similar Products Used: Hole in the Ground (Donner Summit) Hidden Valley (Virginia Mtns. SouthEast Reno) Drunken Bear (Northstar) Mr. Toads (South Lake Tahoe)
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Steve   [Apr 07, 2002]

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).

Customer Service

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

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