2.4 miles
Distance
44 ft
Climb
-262 ft
Descent
00:15:00
Avg time
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Rattlesnake Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Green Valley
    St. George, Utah
  • AKA
    Snakepit, Jay's Wash
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Wet in the early spring.
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #4388 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #84644 in Trail Running
    • #20046 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A very fun winding trail that turns tightly in a wash winding up or down to/from Stucki. There is no official marking to find the route, but it is marked by a cairn up by Stucki Springs. This trail is named "Snakepit" on other maps and "Jay's Wash" locally.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 3 Rating: Major obstacles exist. You will not be able to ride this solo. Support rider needed.

The trail runs in and out of a wash. When its in the wash its wide open and fine. When it runs up out of the wash it gets narrow and off-camber. Some of these sections can be avoided by just staying in the wash, but adaptive riders will require support in several spots until some work can be done. Gate at trailhead is not accessible.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Rattlesnake mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -220 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,865 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,117 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,086 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,864 ft
  • Grade
    -1.7%
  • Grade max
    -14%
  • Grade min
    6.1%
  • Distance climb
    3,041 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,476 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:26
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Status:
on Mar 5, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.1 (22 votes)
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 476 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 2,627 rides
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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Scorcho-unlimited (Apr 10, 2017 at 13:05)
       I don't know who declared this to be "Jay's wash". It was dubbed Rattlesnake when we built it, and that's still the real name as far as I'm concerned.
      Great connector trail or alternative to Stucki, watch the two way traffic when it's busy. there are lot's of fast, blind corners.
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      • + 1
      mattwaggon (Jun 9, 2017 at 23:00)
       It is called Jay's Wash by locals in honor of Jay Bartlett who has been riding it for 25 years and continues to ride and help maintain it. Kind of like how we call the adjacent trail the Green Valley Loop Smile
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      Scorcho-unlimited (Jul 25, 2017 at 6:15)
       I'm a local, I don't know Jay, and I've never heard it called "jays wash" by anyone at anytime. And if he told you he had been riding that trail for 25 years he would be stretching the truth by about 10 years.
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      Leron (Dec 28, 2018 at 13:59)
       This is the easiest blue trail I have ever done. Great for taking your kiddos on a ride. Consistent low angle and no rear technical features makes for a good uphill climb.
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      kzkelley (Oct 24, 2019 at 13:53)
       As pointed out by Scorcho-unlimited. This trail has lots of blind corners. It should be designated as a one way route, preferably downhill.
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      mattwaggon (Mar 25, 2020 at 10:47)
       Jay works at Bicycles Unlimited. Stop by sometime and enjoy a story or two. He originally built this trail and is still the dude that maintains it ????
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      1:03 | 351 | Dec 5, 2019 , St. George
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