Length: 28 mi (45.1 km)
Total: 1 riders
Mountain Biking Gold Venture Loop
#78 of 107 mountain bike trails in Nevada
Birch Creek is a beautiful canyon with a juniper woodland, aspen groves, and
numerous springs. The drop is a great descent, but get ready to climb out through
Birch Creek Canyon on an old pack trail. A mine at the top of Birch Creek marks
the end of the long climbs.
A fast descent through several switchbacks leads to the return trail. Watch for
the right turn at the lower edge of the junipers. The return can be fast, especially
with a south wind. The trail contours along the mountain fron with short climbs at
Crow Canyon and Fandango Hill. The winding mine road near Stokes Castle is fast
and fun. End with a short climb to downtown.
Alternative: An out and back alon the return trail of the Gold Venture Loop can
be great ride for all levels. It has a few climbs but is mostly fas and winding. A
good trail for speed work.
Any questions pm me.
First added by jrussette on Oct 7, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: unknown
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: unknown
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: unknown
- Fat bike grooming: unknown
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
This trail information is user-generated. Help improve this information by suggesting a correction.
Distance: 27.5 Miles
Elevation Gain: 4500 feet
The Gold Venture Loop is designed for cyclists ready to hit the back country for
a longer ride. The climbs are steep and the descents are long and fast. The loop
follows the Toiyabe Ridge, past the radio towers, to the top of the Drop to Birch