11 miles
Distance
447 ft
Climb
-3,264 ft
Descent
01:51:55
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Porcupine Rim Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Porcupine Rim Details

  • Riding Area
    La Sal Mountains
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #13 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Porcupine Rim bike trail is one of the must ride biking trails of Moab, Utah. Long pedal up form town but best when shuttled to the top. On the bike map it is often combined as the Whole Enchilada with Porcupine Rim, Kokopelli, Hazard County and Burro Pass.
The main bike trail is about 18KM long with a gentle -5% grade. The trail can ridden in an hour non stop, but most people take multiple hours to session the various steps and drops and take photos of the World famous views of Castle Valley.

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More Stats for Porcupine Rim bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,817 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,986 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,813 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,803 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,986 ft
  • Grade
    -4.806%
  • Grade max
    -105.651%
  • Grade min
    63.33%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,974 ft
  • Avg time
    01:51:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:28
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Status:
on Jan 5, 2019
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.6 (79 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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  • > 80%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Green
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  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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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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      Porcupine Rim Trail Reports

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      Jan 5, 2019 @ 10:06am
      Jan 5, 2019
      We descend from Lazy man's entrance to fins&tings. Pretty deep.. 75% ridable on a knobby fat bike. Below stock tanks it was perfect! More...
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 8:11am
      Nov 11, 2018
      Zero mud, all gtg.
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 8:18am
      Oct 20, 2018
      Oct 6, 2018 @ 9:59am
      Oct 6, 2018
      Sep 27, 2018 @ 8:43am
      Sep 27, 2018
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      Trail Lists

      9 Reviews & Comments

      • + 4
      flag canadaka Mod Plus TFADMIN (Nov 21, 2014 at 17:17)
       Even though parts of the porcupine rim are double track, I found it very fun to rip down at high speed on a beefier full suspension bike. Then the singletrack portion along the canyon edge is super fun, with some nice optional drops and exposure. Nice thing about the trail is riders of all levels can go, advanced riders will just go faster to make it more technical.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      flag JakeAndersonShred (Dec 17, 2014 at 14:00)
       Porcupine Rim is a great trail. It is a very fast, kick-ass, rockin' downhill trail that will rattle your teeth. If you are looking for a lot of uphill portions, this trail is not for you. I started at the LPS and had essentially no climbs. There are super fun technical spots and killer views. Have fun and shred hard!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag carsonjensen (Nov 25, 2017 at 16:19)
       Single track sections are amazing, the double track sucks though.
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      • + 1
      flag jsnswt (Apr 19, 2018 at 17:27)
       double track sucks, too rocky and jagged. except for those ledge drops which are pretty fun. Single track is fun and fast.
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      • + 0
      flag whatthecraig (May 21, 2018 at 7:25)
       Great views and the last section is nice, but I will take the road to Sand Flats next time. Even on a big squishy 150mm 29er, this trail was extremely rough and downright painful to ride. I landed on my wrist earlier in the day and the constant jarring put me in a lot of pain.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag kiki1597 (Jun 27, 2018 at 12:14)
       Great ride - one of my favorite trails in Moab! Get a shuttle up and just enjoy the ride down! Love the technical sections and the views are incredible. Highly recommend this trail to any confident rider, and those from out of town should definitely do it (if they're good riders and not afraid of exposure or semi-sketchy technical descents).
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag bschleenbaker (Oct 1, 2018 at 14:42)
       Upper portions are great for views, middle double track is mostly just to get between A and B but the last 2 miles of trail, that's where it"s at. Some of the best built trail you can find anywhere with amazing views and technical moves.
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      • + 0
      flag spacemanDan (Nov 21, 2018 at 17:22)
       Bottom 2 miles of this trail is probably the coolest trail Ive ever ridden. One or two darn near vertical rock garden sections that I hiked(and would rank as double black) but virtually all of the decent was do-able for me with no dabs. EPIC VIEWS
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