HyMasa Trail

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  4.3 from 7 votes
blue  Intermediate from 4 votes
Rank: #13 in the Moab area
#51 in UT, #1,771 Overall
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Jun 21 Green - Dry, very hot
Trail in the area near Moab,
“THE way up to start Captain Ahab or an excellent out & back.”
Markk Knowles on Apr 29, 2014
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3.14.9 milesKilometers 749’228 m Ascent 4,702’1,433 m High 6% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -191’-58 m Descent 3,988’1,215 m Low 18% Max Grade (10°)
0:45 average time for 3.1 miles. Details

The Amasa Back / Cliffhanger jeep trail is no longer the prefered option for MTBr's to gain access to Captain Ahab. HyMasa Trail has arrived!

Start at parking up Kane Creek Blvd. You'll ride the dirt road for a short bit then bust right onto HyMasa singletrack down to the creek. From there a short jaunt up Amasa Back followed by another right back onto HyMasa. There is great signage to keep you on point. From here it is all sweet singletrack.

HyMasa is a fun 3.1 mile climb with scattered descents. On its own, HyMasa is an excellent romp through pristine Moab singletrack. You'll cross Amasa Back / Cliffhanger a couple of times and will be offered the option to cut out on the Amasa to Captain Ahab Connector, but don't!
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PHOTOS of HyMasa Trail
  5.0 from 3 votes
Climbing up through big sandstone boulders on Hymasa trail. (Moab, UT)
  5.0 from 3 votes
The final stretch of Captain Ahab is rowdy, fast and fun. (Moab, UT)
  4.7 from 7 votes
Building (and riding!) Captain Ahab (Moab, UT)
  5.0 from 1 vote
Stabilized GoPro video of Hymasa - Captain Ahab October 25, 2015 (Moab, UT)
  4.3 from 3 votes
The climb up Hymasa trail has no shortage of incredible views. (Moab, UT)
  4.0 from 2 votes
The views from the Amasa Back (Captain Ahab) trail system are absolutely... (Moab, UT)
  4.0 from 2 votes
Taken somewhere on lower Hymasa.... (Moab, UT)
  3.7 from 3 votes
Amasa Back, with Kane Springs Canyon, Moab Rim, Mt. Tuk, & other La Sals. (Moab, UT)
  3.3 from 3 votes
The HyMasa Trail is easy to follow (Moab, UT)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Amasa Back trailhead on Kane Creek Rd. Get ready for a rugged descent. (Moab, UT)