3,291 ft
Distance
22 ft
Climb
-292 ft
Descent
00:13:15
Avg time

Gem Details

  • Riding Area
    Catalina State Park / 50-Year
    Oro Valley, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #16529 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Gem bike 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
    00:13:15
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Status:
on Feb 10, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to gem trailhead (32.501220, -110.859640)
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      Gem Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 54 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 148 rides
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      Photos

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      7 |
      Jan 4, 2019 @ 6:09pm
      Jan 4, 2019
      Gem, Fruita
      13 |
      Jan 4, 2019 @ 6:08pm
      Jan 4, 2019
      Gem, Fruita
      148 |
      Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:37pm
      Apr 26, 2015
      Gem, Oro Valley

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag benrhodea (Oct 14, 2017 at 20:47)
       A connector yes, but spicier than the trails it connects to.
      [Reply]

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      Catalina Line Mixer, w/ Trey Clay - Tucson AZ
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