5 miles
Distance
326 ft
Climb
-872 ft
Descent
00:27:35
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Jem Trail
  • BLM
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Jem Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hurricane Cliffs
    Hurricane, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #1442 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 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 mountain 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
    00:27:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:02
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Status:
on Sep 18, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.85 (47 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Jem Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 18, 2020 @ 6:29am
      Sep 18, 2020
      Sep 8, 2020 @ 7:42am
      Sep 8, 2020
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 5:56am
      Jul 18, 2020
      Jun 22, 2020 @ 7:29pm
      Jun 22, 2020
      Super fast! Gotta love the occasional optional drops, too. Don’t miss out on this trail!
      Jun 10, 2020 @ 12:56pm
      Jun 10, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 210 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,049 rides
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      Photos

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      42 |
      May 24, 2020 @ 7:12pm
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      44 |
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 10:04am
      Nov 11, 2019
      40 |
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 10:04am
      Nov 11, 2019
      49 |
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 10:04am
      Nov 11, 2019

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      14 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 trailtap (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]
      • + 0
      flag MosaicMTBGuy (Mar 30, 2019 at 20:59)
       Great scenery, short techy sections to keep things interesting, and even some fun rock drops to jump off if you're inclined.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag kevincrystal (Apr 4, 2019 at 13:01)
       Read the other comments about difficulty or lack thereof. Only thing I want to note is there is a section along a cliff with sheer drops. If you have a problem with heights, drive down the dirt road and catch the trail after it leaves the Virgin River.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag wgwestervelt (Apr 23, 2019 at 16:01)
       Meh. It’s a nice long flowy downhill but was not in love with it. You also need to check your speed through the cliff section.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag JumDee (May 24, 2020 at 19:15)
       Took our 5 yrs old there because we didn t know the trail will be so exposed/drop off that far. We walked our bike the drop off ended. He was mentally done by that time.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Atriffet (Aug 19, 2020 at 10:49)
       Hey there. I'm reading a lot of mixed messages about this trail on a few sites- is this an out and back trail, or shuttle for one direction only?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag pirate4x4lance (Aug 23, 2020 at 7:31)
       It's an out and back trail. The upper section of JEM is one way only, but you can go up Dead Ringer to get to the top. I do this loop all the time.
      [Reply]

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