3,291 ft
Distance
22 ft
Climb
-292 ft
Descent
00:13:51
Avg time

Gem Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #11953 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #81496 in Trail Running
    • #14783 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

This short trail is full of freeride goodness if you look past the beaten path. There are a couple small drops and a couple optional rock face descents. Horses and cattle some times use this trail so beware of blind corners and loose rocks. This trail is by no means a double black however you can find some big faces to roll.

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More Stats for Gem bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -270 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,276 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,559 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,546 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,276 ft
  • Grade
    -8.199%
  • Grade max
    -40.765%
  • Grade min
    29.084%
  • Distance climb
    376 ft
  • Distance down
    2,842 ft
  • Distance flat
    72 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:34
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Status:
on Jun 14, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 4.55 (11 votes)
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  • Very Dry
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      Gem Trail Reports

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      Jun 14, 2022 @ 6:27pm
      Jun 14, 2022
      Feb 5, 2022 @ 10:54am
      Feb 5, 2022
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 10:46am
      Jan 16, 2022
      Jan 8, 2022 @ 11:15am
      Jan 8, 2022
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 3:15pm
      Nov 24, 2021
      Some erosion on some of the steep lines, sandy in the turns but pretty decent overall
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 242 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,346 rides
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      Apr 23, 2020 @ 12:59pm
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      Jan 4, 2019 @ 6:09pm
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      Jan 4, 2019 @ 6:08pm
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      Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:37pm
      Apr 26, 2015

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      benrhodea (Oct 14, 2017 at 20:47)
       A connector yes, but spicier than the trails it connects to.
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      • + 0
      robertellisw (Jan 1, 2022 at 16:02)
       North to South, absolute blast! Chunky all the way down with a couple rock rolls. Very fun. A highlight of my riding in Tucson.
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      • + 0
      Winedunce (Jan 20, 2022 at 12:30)
       Though not directional - this trail should be ridden north to south as a downhill. There are some fun steep (but short) rock faces to roll down. Some fun techy features to keep things interesting. Although a short trail, it is a real grin maker. Lots of fun. Agree with the comments about the horses - be aware of loose rocks or spots where hooves have impacted the trail. Be courteous and always pull over for horses. They have the right of way and the equestrian folks built these trails.
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