Carson Valley Now Features a 22 Mile Multi-use Trail from Spooner Summit into the Carson Valley
Minden NV – July 15, 2022 – The Carson Valley trail association earlier this year began work on a new loop that would attach the popular Clear Creek trail system called the Jacks Valley Loop. This past week they announced competition of the new loop, now officially giving the Carson Valley a spectacular 21 mile trail feature taking riders from Spooner Summit all the way into the Carson Valley. The new Jacks Valley Loop added an additoonal 8 miles to the previous trail system.
The Clear Creek Trail System consists of the 22-mile Clear Creek Trail, the 2-mile Clear Creek Connector and the 6-mile Jacks Valley Loop. These can be accessed from the Spooner Summit Trailhead, Clear Creek Connector Trailhead, Jacks Valley Road Trailhead, Jacks Valley School Trailhead and the James Lee Park Trailhead. These trails are a partnership that traverses through U.S. Forest Service land, private land, Douglas County trail easements and a Nature Conservancy Conservation Easement.
The new Jacks Valley Loop adds 8.1 miles of new non-motorized single-track trail, decommissioning around 4.65 miles of user-created trails, and installing trail signage.
“The Jacks Valley Trail Project included building two trails that will expand opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding in the vicinity of the Jacks Valley area, south of Carson City, Nevada,” said Carson District Ranger Matt Zumstein. “This is just the first step building onto a trail system that will continue to improve community connectivity, reduce barriers to access, and support environmental and social sustainability of recreation for the Jacks Valley area.”