2 miles
Distance
447 ft
Climb
-937 ft
Descent
00:30:10
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Jackson Trail

Jackson Details

  • Riding Area
    Amasa Back
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #14420 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Some big drops and big fun await. You really can only go down this portage. Narrow trail between some massive boulders with an amazing view of the river below. There is a particularly gnarly section that many really good riders walk, so don't hurt yourself! Fortunately this section is short, and you'll be back pedaling in no time!

Access Info

WARNING: There is a MANDATORY creek crossing at the very end of this trail. There is no way to exit the trail without crossing the creek. This can be hazardous when the water is high or running fast - as it is every spring, and as it is after any significant rain.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Jackson bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -490 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,955 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,485 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,458 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,969 ft
  • Grade max
    -48.956%
  • Grade min
    44.222%
  • Distance climb
    3,315 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    139 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:49
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Status:
on Dec 19, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.15 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Jackson Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 1:13pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      Some crunchy and grippy snow, surprisingly not as slippery as expected, even still use caution
      Oct 24, 2018 @ 11:58am
      Oct 24, 2018
      Feb 26, 2018 @ 6:18pm
      Feb 26, 2018
      Fun!
      Sep 13, 2017 @ 10:03am
      Sep 13, 2017
      Steep decents at the end of the trail are showing signs of water erosion and make the last miles hell unless you like riding dry ruts...
      Sep 13, 2017 @ 10:02am
      Sep 13, 2017
      Big decents at the end of the trail are showing signs of water erosion that make the last miles hell unless you like riding dry ruts...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 32 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 219 rides
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      Mar 12, 2015 @ 6:56pm
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Hymasa - Amasa Back - Rockstacker - Jackson
      10 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag Hbrown15 (Feb 26, 2018 at 18:56)
       Jackson is definitely more technically difficult than lower Captain Ahab. If C.A. should be a black or Jackson a double black, I'm not too sure. Either way SO FUN
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag shred-harder (Mar 30, 2018 at 12:27)
       This trail is definitely a step up in technical difficulty from most trails in Moab area. Several steep, tight sections with high consequence exposure, a bit reminiscent of lower Portal trail. Many of the sections would be a bit easier to ride after some rain, as the traction would help a lot. Keep an eye out for the up-and-over lines on the left side that straighten out some of the tough parts. Be comfortable negotiating tight switchbacks through ledges before riding this trail.
      [Reply]

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