barnes canyon mountain bike trails

Minutes from downtown Caliente, the Barnes Canyon Mountain Bike Trails offer something for all riders. Offering are several loop options that become more difficult and technical the higher up the canyon rim you ride, no matter which route you end up on, views from the top offer a stunning panorama of the Clover Mountains and Meadow Valley.  Popular among visitors and locals alike, riders will experience the solitude, adventure, and fun unique to Caliente, NV while exploring the unique geology and topography southeastern Nevada is known for.

From fast and flowy, to rocky and technical, beginners to advanced riders, this new, and always-expanding trail system integrates county, state and federal lands to deliver one of Nevada’s most diverse singletrack trail systems.

Barnes Canyon

A network of more than 13 miles of singletrack for riders of all skill levels and interests, ride the flow, tackle the tech, or drop some gravity moves—it’s all here. This network is only 4 miles from Caliente, and construction is underway on an 11-mile connector to keep you on singletrack all day long. Barnes Canyon is one of Nevada’s newest singletrack trail, though there are several other trail systems in the area nearby, but with separate access, found at Kershaw-Ryan State Park, Caliente City Trails, and Ella Mountain. They are not currently connected to one another, but nearby and worthy of a ride.

Kershaw-Ryan State Park

This sweet set of stacked loop trails has flow for days! Choose your mileage and hang onto your helmet. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders alike love these trails for their banked turns, incredible views, and optional play features. New in 2020 is a black diamond downhill trail—the perfect addition to this network. Just minutes from town, Kershaw-Ryan State Park is the perfect spot for a quick spin or an hours-long flow session. 

Caliente City Trails

Custom-built flow trails and a skills park, right in town? Yes please. This set of trails offers opportunities for every level of rider to put in a quick burn or ride laps all day. Practice your dirt-jumping and pumping down at the skills track, then head up the thill and hit the tables and berms.

Ella Mountain & Cambria

Best yet, construction is in progress on a 24-mile descent from nearby Ella Mountain. Trail crews are also finishing up the last segments of trail to connect the entire mountain bike trail network, connecting Barnes Canyon to Kershaw-Ryan, and Caliente Trails. When these sections are complete, the Barnes Canyon trail network will offer 50 miles of fully linkable, purpose-built singletrack, meaning you can drop in without ever touching a road.

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Central, Nevada