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North 40

 4.3 (40)

4.2 Miles 6.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

424' 129 m

Ascent

-415' -127 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

4,681' 1,427 m

High

4,509' 1,374 m

Low

Shared By Adam Kagy

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Intermediate loop and a great introduction to the Brand Trails.

Adam Kagy

Dogs Unknown

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Description

North 40 is a fun, short loop. It's big on flow and small on tech. While most of the ride is on smooth dirt singletrack, there are a few interesting technical spots on slickrock and other rockier features. These are perfect for challenging beginner or intermediate riders.

Start by riding up the gravel road from the parking area, in a tenth of a mile you'll see a sign on your left for North 40, take this left. After a brief climb, you'll enter the loop. It's best ridden counterclockwise, so enter the loop at the T intersection.

The nice thing about North 40 is that none of the climbs are very long, and it undulates nicely. The trail is flowy and fast enough that a strong intermediate rider could complete the loop easily in 30-40 min. Therefore, if you're looking for a longer ride, combine this with another one of the fantastic trails in the area!

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Oct 27, 2018
Millie Mallatt
Awesome trail! Some technical rocky spots but overall great! 4.2mi
Oct 8, 2018
Tom Dancs
Oct 3, 2018
Doug E
Jun 27, 2018
Brendan Edwards
Jun 19, 2018
Joey Atkins
Jun 12, 2018
Austin Adams
May 12, 2018
Benoit Hudon
May 10, 2018
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  4.3 from 40 votes

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Rick Powelson
Logan, UT
Rick Powelson   Logan, UT
So I'm going to contadict the writer of the trail description. In no way is this trail appropriate for a beginner, unless your goal is to scare the crap out of them and make them never want to mountain bike again. It is not mostly smooth dirt single track at all. At best is 50/50 rocky/technical and dirt single track. To ride this trail, a rider needs to have some established skills or they will be hiking-a-bike...a lot. Many of the downhills, while exceedingly fun, are rather steep and a newb will find them daunting, especially as there will be rocks strewn throughout the single track. Some of the climbs are up somewhat steep slick rock and the ones that are not steep are technical. There are step up, step downs, drops, and rock gardens strewn throughout this trail. Intermediates, yes by all means. This is a great trail to increase your skills. But I would NEVER take a newb up there under any circumstances. Apr 1, 2018
R Wantaja
Woodland, WA
R Wantaja   Woodland, WA
Im going to agree with post above. Lots of step ups and drops not fun for beginners. Apr 27, 2018
This is a great 1st ride to get you prepped for all the varied terrain Moab has to offer. It's not too hard or too easy but it will definitely get you acclimated to Moab on a relatively flat setting - great views and lots of small up and downs - no lung buster here, just slick rock and dirt trail to be had - not a lot of traffic in the PM. This trail is not for 1st timers; however, beginners with some time in the saddle should look to this as an option for building their skills and confidence - there will definitely be some hike-a-bike for a semi newbie but this is a great ride to figure out where you are at. For everyone else a great warm up for the bigger days ahead in Moab Oct 22, 2018

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