1 miles
Distance
167 ft
Climb
-173 ft
Descent
00:14:08
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Petrified Whales Trail
  • BLM
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Petrified Whales Details

  • Riding Area
    Three Peaks
    Cedar City, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #22814 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Mostly slow going as you negotiate rock climbs. All the whale trails out here are a bit like this, with short sandy transitions and a little bit difficult to follow the trail. The speed is so low, as you have to keep looking up to see where the trail goes next, and it is not always clear.

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More Stats for Petrified Whales bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -6 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,828 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,927 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,920 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,914 ft
  • Grade
    -0.089%
  • Grade max
    -17.506%
  • Grade min
    20.198%
  • Distance climb
    2,607 ft
  • Distance down
    2,902 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,519 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:28
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Status:
on Oct 28, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Petrified Whales Trail Reports

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      Oct 28, 2017 @ 9:34pm
      Oct 28, 2017
      Aug 21, 2017 @ 11:19am
      Aug 21, 2017
      Excellent slick rock playground comparable to anything Southern Utah has to offer. Trail needs more rock cairns and signage to reach it's full...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 27 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 28, 2016 @ 9:46am
      Mar 28, 2016
      Petrified Whales, Park City
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      Mar 28, 2016 @ 9:38am
      Mar 28, 2016
      Petrified Whales, Cedar City
      170 |
      Mar 28, 2016 @ 9:37am
      Mar 28, 2016
      Petrified Whales, Cedar City

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