2 miles
Distance
447 ft
Climb
-937 ft
Descent
00:30:22
Avg time
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Jackson Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Amasa Back
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • 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.

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
    00:30:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:49
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Status:
on Sep 12, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.95 (17 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
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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

  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Jackson Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 12, 2019 @ 5:28pm
      Sep 12, 2019
      Sep 12, 2019 @ 5:28pm
      Sep 12, 2019
      Apr 26, 2019 @ 11:52am
      Apr 26, 2019
      reporter Perfect, EXCEPT the creek is very high, and the exit is barely walkable while staying dry. 5" wide shelf to shimmy on carrying your bike LOL.
      Apr 22, 2019 @ 5:53pm
      Apr 22, 2019
      Apr 12, 2019 @ 8:45am
      Apr 12, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 55 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 219 rides
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      Photos

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      27 |
      Jul 18, 2019 @ 11:41am
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      Mar 11, 2018 @ 5:45pm
      Mar 11, 2018
      256 |
      Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:08pm
      Aug 31, 2015
      297 |
      Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:08pm
      Aug 31, 2015

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Hymasa - Amasa Back - Rockstacker - Jackson
      10 miles

      3 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]
      • + 0
      flag emanuelLys (Apr 24, 2019 at 16:28)
       Loose steep switchbacks. Awesome views. Awesome hike. But biking this wasn’t for me. I’d bail out after riding down rockstacker if I’m in this neck of the woods again.
      [Reply]

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