There are many loop options beginning from the James Lee Memorial Park. Begin heading to the right of the park tennis courts and the water tower into the washed out and dried up creekbed area. The main trail is on the south/west (left) side of the creek and continues past the motor vehicle gate. The trail meanders along a small creek valley until meeting up with a 5 way intersection. The further towards the middle of the valley ahead of you you go, the sandier it will get. Staying to the left for the first and second intersections will avoid this. The next landmark will be a long, strait, drainage washout. Cross this and head southwest. The next intersection will be a sandy mess. Going to the right is terrible, but leads to Jack's Valley Rd and the Humbolt/Toiyabe National Forest. Going to the left will bring you back to James Lee park (about 1 mile away). If you want to, go left here, climb the first section of hill and then go right down the first connection trail which has 4 or 5 good jumps on it. You will end up in a creek bed where you would have if you went strait at the "sandy mess" intersection. At this creek bed you have 2 options... OPTION 1. This would be the better option for a shorter ride (4 to 5 miles). The south side of the creek will go up a big hill, which has another left turn down a ridgeline to the park after going 1/2 mile up. If you continue climbing, the trail gets pretty technical and fun (though you climb on and off for another mile). This road is good for an out and back, or you can continue to the second major 3 way intersection where you go left and back down towards James Lee Park. Note, the last few hundred feet of this trail is very, very steep hard packed sand with loose stuff on top, kinda dangerous. OPTION 2-If you go northwest of the creekbed and head due west, you will be heading on the much bigger, more challenging loop option (10+ miles) which will bring you southwest, then south, then back around to the east side of the hills which over look Hwy 395. The more east you go before heading south (there are a few chances to cut south), the longer the loop is back around. Looking at a satellite map of the area will explain this better and allow you to chose your loop.
How to get there:
2 miles south of hwy 50 west, turn west on Mica drive. 1st stop sign, turn left onto Vista Grande. Follow this to James Lee Memorial Park on the right. Trails are to the right of the tennis court or in the back behind the big baseball field. Most of this area is supposed to be off limits to motor vehicles, but they are out there, along with some horseback riders.
This whole area has very little shade. There are bits and pieces of nice singletrack around, but the