8 miles
Distance
1,344 ft
Climb
-1,745 ft
Descent
03:55:26
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 5 Miles of Hell Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

5 Miles of Hell Details

  • Activities
    • Dirtbike
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Observed Trials
  • Riding Area
    San Rafael Reef
    Ephraim, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #32230 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

Extremely technical remote trail in the heart of the San Rafael Swell. Not a ride to be underestimated. Either direction, there are multiple sections that cannot be ridden and several sandy washes. There is a lot of very intense techy riding, some really fun parts, and incredible views and landscape. This is primarily a dirt bike trail, so know what your're getting into when you go to ride 5MOH.

More Stats for 5 Miles of Hell dirtbike trail
  • Altitude change
    -402 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,982 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,476 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,388 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,986 ft
  • Grade
    -1.012%
  • Grade max
    -29.674%
  • Grade min
    38.978%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,532 ft
  • Avg time
    03:55:26
  • Avg reverse time
    04:12:19
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Status:
on Apr 6, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 3.4 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      5 Miles of Hell Trail Reports

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      Apr 6, 2020 @ 8:58am
      Apr 6, 2020
      Soooo fun for people who like really hard slow tech up and down riding. Really hard moves to session on with some sand wash walking in between....
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
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      • 6 rides
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Reedrombo (Nov 3, 2018 at 22:05)
       Tons of sand and not a lot of ride-able terrain and lots of brapping dirt bikes ????????‍♂️
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag littlebigwater (Aug 13, 2019 at 17:34)
       This isn't a mtb trail. It's an extreme dirt bike trail. Pinkbike, you trying to sandbag people? I ride moto and mtb. This would be an absolutely horrible mtb ride. I pity the fool I pass on my moto out here.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag J0RD1E (Jan 13, 2020 at 15:22)
       Awwww, don't neg it because you do not ride dirt bikes. There is not a lot of dirt bike content on Trail Forks, but it IS there, and this is one of them.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag littlebigwater (Jan 14, 2020 at 5:22)
       Re-read the post. I said I do ride moto...and I ride moto on this trail. I live here. And anyone, like the other guy says, who tries to ride this on a pedal bike will be sorry. Cheers
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag spokeandwords (Apr 6, 2020 at 18:42)
       I love this trail. Not because it's easy. Or smooth or flowy. It's a 7.5 mile sufferfest through insanely beautiful terrain. Really hard slow tech up and down moves to teach you humility and work on your skills! You'll hate it if you like your trails manicured. But if you're excited to ride hard rocky routes you'll love it. The sand is certainly not ideal but the washes you walk through are short (longest is probably 200 yards, most are shorter). Enjoy!!!
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