1.8 miles
Distance
762 ft
Climb
-254 ft
Descent
00:28:37
Avg time
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HyMasa Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Amasa Back
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (7 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #90 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

An awesome MTB singletrack alternative to dodging the jeeps on the Amasa Back road. Works great in both directions.

This trail has some difficult sections of rock to climb, but it is pretty typical singletrack in Moab, and provides mostly a nice climb to the top of Captain Ahab, with a few sections that will test your riding skills. It is also an excellent intermediate level alternative downhill trail that is much less technical than Captain Ahab.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for HyMasa mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    509 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,127 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,639 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,127 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,636 ft
  • Grade
    5.455%
  • Grade max
    -24.277%
  • Grade min
    31.407%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    3,068 ft
  • Distance flat
    306 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:13
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Status:
on Apr 11, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (64 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      HyMasa Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 40 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 798 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,742 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 15, 2020 @ 8:43am
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      May 20, 2020 @ 6:21pm
      May 20, 2020
      276 |
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 2:52pm
      Jan 18, 2017
      183 |
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 2:33pm
      Jan 18, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Hymasa/Captain Ahab loop
      8 miles
      Pothole Stacker Ahab
      15 miles
      Half Ahab Loop
      6 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      bensgig (May 26, 2020 at 9:13)
       This trail is okay. If you like climbing for an hour before going back down capt ahab etc. People rave about it, but I would say it wasn't worth it for all the climbing. Just not that much flow or fun.
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      • + 0
      Sweetlew10 (Jul 12, 2020 at 22:53)
       This is a brutal uphill grind to get to Ahab. I honestly did not enjoy it. I'm sure riding downhill on this trail would be much more enjoyable but you don't ride this thing up and not ride ahab down. Giddy up.
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      • + 0
      provin1327 (Sep 26, 2020 at 13:04)
       A brutal uphill? Not even close. This is an awesome climb. It is just steep and technical enough to make it a fun challenge without sapping all your energy. Obviously best when paired with Captain Ahab but definitly still a fun trail in its own going up or down.
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      Videos

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      youtuber Is It Broken? | Mountain Biking Captain Ahab...
      10:10 | 754 | Jun 26, 2018 , Moab
      Captain Ahab | Moab, UT (11/6/2020)
      17:21 | 65 | Nov 10, 2020 , Moab
      Moab HyMasa 3 17 18
      4:56 | 442 | May 21, 2018 , Moab
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