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
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking

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 Jun 16, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to gem trailhead (32.501220, -110.859640)
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Gem Trail Reports

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Jun 16, 2018 @ 12:26am
Jun 16, 2018
Feb 1, 2018 @ 10:57am
Feb 1, 2018
Jul 25, 2017 @ 10:57am
Jul 25, 2017
Little rain damage but still a great ride.
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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.
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Catalina Line Mixer, w/ Trey Clay - Tucson AZ
4:43 | 86 | Feb 4, 2018 , Oro Valley
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