The rocky, brush-covered hillsides surrounding the tiny mining town of Austin have become a playground for mountain bikers of all levels. Community members established most of the trails with the help of the U.S. Forest Service to create a series of trails for all skill levels.
Type: Mountain biking
Trailheads: Located throughout Austin
Getting there: Austin is 172 miles east of Carson City and Reno on U.S. 50. Castle Loop Trail
Distance: 4.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 400'
Cahill Canyon Run
Distance:11.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 1,600'
Pony Express Loop
Distance: 10 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 1,000'
Bob Scott Slide
Distance: 8.5 miles
Elevation Gain:1,000' Gold Venture Loop
Distance: 27.5 miles
Distance: 24 miles
Difficulty: All levels
Distance: 1 mile, downhill only
Elevation Loss: 2,500'
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