4.7 miles
532 ft
-34 ft
Avg time
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Dead Ringer Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hurricane Cliffs
    Hurricane, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #3046 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #18329 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Year Opened

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Dead Ringer mountain bike trail 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2,953 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,969 ft
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on Apr 14, 2022
Avg: 4 (38 votes)
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  • Icy
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  • Variable
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      Dead Ringer Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 325 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      • 1,684 rides


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      Apr 14, 2022 @ 5:52pm
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      Apr 14, 2022 @ 5:50pm
      Apr 14, 2022
      205 |
      Jul 19, 2018 @ 8:11am
      Jul 19, 2018
      210 |
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 5:28pm
      Jul 12, 2018

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      13 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      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.
      • + 3
      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.
      • + 2
      todd Mod Trailforks (Dec 9, 2016 at 8:37)
       That setting was default, must have missed it. I changed it to bidirectional
      • + 2
      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.
      • + 1
      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
      • + 3
      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.
      • + 3
      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.
      • + 0
      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.
      • + 1
      TeamWheels (May 14, 2020 at 17:28)
       Take Jem up and ride this down. Great fun flowy trail. A roller coaster
      • + 2
      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
      • + 0
      Chrooth (Dec 25, 2020 at 9:50)
       Rating feedback: In the uphill direction specified by start/stop markers, the first 3.6 miles are absolutely green. The hardest features are short steep uphill sections that can be easily coasted up with a little speed and zero technical sections. The last mile is definitely harder, more technical blue trail. It may be worth considering splitting this trail into 2 sections so it's more accurately represented.

      As for the trail itself, the downhill is almost too fun! Fast flow rollers with lots of optional rock drops of all shapes and sizes, sometimes right off the trail, sometimes tucked off into a short well marked alternate route.
      • + 0
      Logbrad (Dec 30, 2020 at 16:15)
       The upper part is some of the most fun MTB I've ever fun. The bottom section between the JEM intersection and Cryptobionic has good stuff going either direction. My take: ride up JEM or Sheep Creek Road to where they intersect with DR, then ride JEM for a quick second, and back on to DR all the way to the top of the Mesa, then back down DR to JEM. Classic riding.
      • + 0
      adamwild (Mar 7, 2022 at 10:25)
       The last climb from Jem DH is the most redeeming part of this trail. I found the first 4 miles to be pretty monotonous.


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