5 miles
Distance
326 ft
Climb
-872 ft
Descent
00:28:19
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Jem Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Jem Details

  • Riding Area
    Hurricane Cliffs
    Hurricane, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1442 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This section of the JEM trail is amazing. The whole ride down is full of fast flowing turns. There are a couple of technical sections but nothing to stress about. Definitely worth the short climb... and definitely worth doing more than one lap!

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More Stats for Jem bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -546 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,443 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,027 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,027 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,481 ft
  • Grade
    -1.956%
  • Grade max
    -29.291%
  • Grade min
    23.972%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,002 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:31
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Status:
on Feb 15, 2019
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3.85 (36 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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  • > 90%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • > 6 months
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  • One Direction
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Jem Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Feb 15, 2019 @ 10:43am
      Feb 15, 2019
      Muddy as crap, bike shop encourages you to stay off
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 10:01am
      Jan 12, 2019
      Definitely muddy in the wash sections.
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 1:11pm
      Dec 29, 2018
      Barely dusty.
      Oct 28, 2018 @ 1:36pm
      Oct 28, 2018
      Great condition due to rain 5 days earlier.
      Oct 19, 2018 @ 12:25pm
      Oct 19, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 211 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
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      • 1,049 rides
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      Jan 23, 2019 @ 6:54pm
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      Jem, Portland
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      Nov 9, 2018 @ 10:45pm
      Nov 9, 2018
      Jem, My City
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      Nov 9, 2018 @ 10:45pm
      Nov 9, 2018
      Jem, My City

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      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag eyun (Oct 22, 2014 at 23:59)
       Fast desert fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag caribooyj WLCC (Dec 2, 2015 at 13:45)
       One of the best trails... ever!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag stonecreekr (Apr 28, 2017 at 12:51)
       Not sure why this Trail get such high reviews I would take my kids on it but that's about all maybe I missed something?
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag patiohaggerty (Apr 28, 2017 at 13:23)
       I don't know how this trail gets such high ratings. If riding through flat sagebrush is you're thing, you'll love it. If you're competent on a bike and looking for a memorable ride, avoid JEM trail. However, it would be a fun trail to ride with my young children.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag norcalspeeddemon (Jun 13, 2017 at 7:20)
       When I used to live in the Midwest I thought this trail was awesome. After living out west for a while I came back and found this trail rather flat pedally and boring. If you are an xc guy you will love it. If you are a gravity type rider I'd look for something else
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag thesquid (Aug 26, 2017 at 23:02)
       This trail used to be a high speed buff rally through the sage. As of Fall 2016 it was a rutted mess. I'd recommend Dead Ringer instead for a descent.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Rizkid (May 6, 2018 at 17:52)
       This is a great post goose ride. Fast flowy and fun. Have a bro drop u off at the trail head and pick you up at the bottom parking lot. 30 minutes and your done
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag brendlefly (Oct 28, 2018 at 13:43)
       The short stretch at the bottom along the high cliffs above the river is sort of interesting and unique but an overall bland and not very fun trail. Worth checking off the list but not one I need to ride again.
      [Reply]

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