I drove out to Stagecoach today to check on the Iron Mountain Trail. I built this trail about seven years ago when we lived at Iron Mountain and I haven’t been back since we moved into Carson two years ago. Not many people know about the trail, so I thought it would be overgrown and hard to find. Jeff F. is the only person I know who occasionally rides out there, and that’s only a couple times a year, so I was pleasantly surprised the singletrack was still in good condition. The trail is covered in snow on the northern slopes, not unusual, but I can usually ride this year round, even when Carson is buried in snow.
Though the trail is in good condition, it needs a hug. It needs to see more riders on it to compact the tread. The trail is 8 miles in length, and when mixed with doubletrack in the area it makes a 12 mile loop. Actually, there is so much doubletrack, you could easily ride 30-50 winter miles, and in mid to late spring you could increase that by 50-100 miles.
And if there are any Dayton or Stagecoach mountain bikers out there who would like to adopt a trail ( it only needs to be ridden, but there is potential for a lot more singletrack ) let me know and I’ll guide you.
Lyon County Parks & Recreation Scenic View Pointe