1.8 miles
Distance
762 ft
Climb
-254 ft
Descent
00:29:24
Avg time
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HyMasa Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Amasa Back
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (7 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #98 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #7992 in Trail Running
    • #6194 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 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
    00:29:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:07
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Status:
on May 16, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (74 votes)
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      HyMasa Trail Reports

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      May 16, 2022 @ 6:42pm
      May 16, 2022
      jeep rock drop at start of trail has altered significantly. on approach trail, one patch of deep sand might need a wooden trellis eventually.
      May 16, 2022 @ 6:42pm
      May 16, 2022
      May 16, 2022 @ 6:40pm
      May 16, 2022
      jeep rock drop at start of trail has altered significantly. on approach trail, one patch of deep sand might need a wooden trellis eventually.
      May 16, 2022 @ 6:40pm
      May 16, 2022
      jeep rock drop at start of trail has altered significantly. on approach trail, one patch of deep sand might need a wooden trellis eventually.
      May 12, 2022 @ 9:12am
      May 12, 2022
      Rejected
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 42 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 946 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 7,552 rides
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      Jan 18, 2017 @ 2:52pm
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      Jan 18, 2017 @ 2:33pm
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      Routes with this trail

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      Hymasa/Captain Ahab loop8 miles
      Trail One List - Captain Ahab9 miles
      MR3 FP Day 111 miles
      MR3 HP DAY 17 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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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      • + 2
      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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      • + 2
      tommymcsass (May 14, 2021 at 11:23)
       Climby, but not too brutal. A great way to get up to the Ahab loop, or if you're like me and not great at this, climb this up and do the upper Ahab loop, then send it down this trail. It's a bonefide good time. That whole loop is an enjoyable ride from town.
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      Videos

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      youtuber Is It Broken? | Mountain Biking Captain Ahab...
      10:10 | 988 | Jun 26, 2018 , Moab
      My White Whale
      24:28 | 90 | Nov 30, 2021 , Moab
      Climbing HyMasa - Moab, UT
      190 | Jun 6, 2021 , Moab
      Captain Ahab | Moab, UT (11/6/2020)
      17:21 | 173 | Nov 10, 2020 , Moab
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