5 miles
Distance
532 ft
Climb
-34 ft
Descent
04:46:38
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Dead Ringer Trail
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    Land Manager

Dead Ringer Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hurricane Cliffs
    Hurricane, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12659 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2014

New extension to the Goosebumps trails. This trail was built and designed as a climbing trail to access the top of the JEM trail (Southern most end also the highest point). There is a section of climb that is bench cut leaving little to no room for passing, as this trail is used primarily as a climb, please descend with care and caution.
Overall a great climb.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Dead Ringer mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    499 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,786 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,285 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,786 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,285 ft
  • Grade
    2%
  • Grade max
    -8%
  • Grade min
    16.5%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2,953 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,969 ft
  • Avg time
    04:46:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:46:13
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Status:
on Oct 13, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (31 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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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Dead Ringer Trail Reports

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      Oct 13, 2020 @ 2:28pm
      Oct 13, 2020
      Fun option up or down. I’m not use to having so much grip so it’s fun to try and ride the 180 turns without touching the brakes
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 5:56am
      Jul 18, 2020
      May 19, 2020 @ 8:53am
      May 19, 2020
      Mar 27, 2020 @ 2:01pm
      Mar 27, 2020
      Mar 14, 2020 @ 12:20am
      Mar 14, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 143 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 426 rides
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      Photos

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      2 |
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 2:04pm
      Sep 23, 2020
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      Sep 23, 2020 @ 2:04pm
      Sep 23, 2020
      131 |
      Jul 19, 2018 @ 8:11am
      Jul 19, 2018
      144 |
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 5:28pm
      Jul 12, 2018

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      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Silentfoe (Dec 6, 2016 at 17:59)
       This trail is most definitely NOT a downhill prefered trail. With the top of JEM being downhill only, this trail is the only single track route back to the Highway 59 parking area. In the future, it may actually be designated as uphill only. Please watch for climbers on your way down, they have the right of way.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag bensgig (Nov 17, 2018 at 17:04)
       Riding this trail downhill from the parking lot is the best trail in the area for speed and jumps and such. Riding the jeep trail back up to the parking area is the most recommended way of getting back as there are a bit of blind corners on this trail. Hopefully one day this will be designated as a downhill only trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag todd Mod Plus Trailforks (Dec 9, 2016 at 8:37)
       That setting was default, must have missed it. I changed it to bidirectional
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag thesquid (Aug 26, 2017 at 23:04)
       Epic trail. Rode down JEM and up it and boy did I wish we descended it. Long descent with small optional jumps and tons of flow.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Dewayne (Mar 4, 2018 at 19:18)
       I think dead ringer is a rad trail to ride down. Yes it is an uphill option to get back to the upper jem parking lot but there are two other uphill options. At the gravel road at the bottom of the JEM DH section you can cross the highway and access Gould trail which is an easier but longer uphill climb. Or you can access the jeep road called jem access or jem loop. I hope deadringer never becomes uphill only because it is really fun to rip down it
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag timmyfitz1 (Oct 30, 2018 at 17:14)
       I wished we had ridden down it instead of up only (which was great for sure). Jem is pretty tame for a down, so would recommend ride up Jem and down Dead Ringer.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag MarcioFranco (Nov 11, 2018 at 19:30)
       Great trail to ride downhill and then conect to JEM, super flowy and easy to carry speed and I would rate one of the most fun out there. A great option/alternative from all these MESA ride’s that you ended up getting an overdose of short and no flow bump rocks.
      I rode this as sunset ride after a great morning section at Show Me Your Money into Grafton. Thanks to my bro Mark for the shuttling.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag atfarley (Dec 15, 2018 at 15:43)
       In Dec. Jan. Feb. these trails are often too wet before noon to ride due to the frost that forms overnight. The mud here holds really good size rocks that can damage your bike. Best to avoid.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag TeamWheels (May 14, 2020 at 17:28)
       Take Jem up and ride this down. Great fun flowy trail. A roller coaster
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag twowheeledwanderer (May 17, 2020 at 14:02)
       This is one of the best descents in the Hurricane Cliffs area. It's fast and flowy and you can catch some air on the lower parts. Dead Ringer can be ridden as a climb, but it's a much better descent! Do watch out for riders coming the other way, though. One of my favorite trails in Hurricane twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/best-mountain-bike-trails-in-hurricane-utah
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