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Battle Mountain - Copper Basin Bike Trails

This trail system offers a variety of difficulty ratings ranging from a nice easy exercise to a more intense ride.
Trail Uses
Hiking Mountain biking
Lander County
11.10 miles (Network)
Moderate, Difficult
Battle Mountain
Dirt, Rock/Ledge, Sand
Permitted on Leash


The Copper Basin loop is a quick one-hour mountain bike ride that weaves through sagebrush and old mining relics. The climbs are steep and fast ensuring a challenging and exciting ride. Take connecting trails for an all-day adventure or ride this loop multiple times until you nail it down!

There are no amenities at this trail head so be sure to pack plenty of water and check weather conditions before heading out. The trails are well maintained and have been marked with trail markers and junction posts to help you easily navigate through the trail system. During summer months, this trail is best used early morning or evening due to the lack of shade on the trails.

Other Information

The retro town of Battle Mountain in Nevada’s “Cowboy Corridor” offers plenty of activities, including thousands of acres in BLM lands for OHVs to explore. The World Human Powered Speed Challenge is hosted in Battle Mountain - an exciting event where bikers from around the world gather in attempt to break the human-powered and speed record. There is also a rich cultural history in the region. Artifacts have been found from the earliest settlers, the Northern Paiute and Shoshone peoples. They were followed by fur trappers and miners, who initially found some copper deposits around the 1860s leading to mining and railroad operations that are still active today!

Trail Manager

For additional information, visit the BLM Battle Mountain District website, or contact:

Bureau of Land Management - Battle Mountain District Office

Bureau of Land Management - Battle Mountain District Office
50 Bastian Rd
Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820
Phone: 775-635-4000
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Trailhead Information

Battle Mountain is located right off I-80 between Winnemucca and Elko. From I-80, take exit 231, then head south on NV-305. Go 2.7 miles to the parking lot, on the right.

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