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Hidden Valley

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3.2 mile 5.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 651' 199 m
Descent: -356' -108 m
High: 5,243' 1,598 m
Low: 4,600' 1,402 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Moab's mellowest singletrack; hidden in a secret valley, guarded on both ends by difficult slopes..

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Description

Begin at the Hidden Valley trailhead in Spanish Valley. Hidden Valley's first half mile, nicknamed "Barney Rubble", is extremely difficult. This short trail section is legendary. It is the sort of futuristic ride that is rapidly vanishing in the current hysteria to make every trail--including legacy trails--"flowy" and easy. For the vast majority of mountain bikers, Barney Rubble is only ever going to be a steep, rugged, grovelly hike-a-bike that raises you to the gentler sections of Hidden Valley.

Hidden Valley lies in a secret cleft between the Moab Valley and its defining southwestern wall. The trail in the valley is a mellow roll through a gently sloping meadow. Once in the valley, simply follow the obvious singletrack as it gently slopes upward. The trail steepens and gets difficult as you climb a short way up to a small pass with a broad view to the west. There is a great petroglyph panel a short walk away on the cliff face to your right.

From the pass, the trail abruptly roughens up, widens, and heads down. The riding gets MUCH harder and more technical now as you drop down, climb back up, and contour right to eventually meet up with the Moab Rim Trail for a descent to the Colorado River.

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Mar 15, 2020
Nate Taylor
Sep 6, 2019
Jackie White
Hard as shit!!
Sep 11, 2018
Neil Jones
hard work 6mi
Apr 26, 2018
Brian Young
Mar 20, 2018
Alex Williams
May 30, 2016
Jon Wohlers
Hike-a-bike through all of 'Barney Rubble' section then super mellow ST in beautiful hidden valley, descent down to Moab Rim Trail pretty fun. — 0h 45m
Mar 16, 2015
Scotty "Chaco" Vinas
Oct 13, 2014
Andrew Wilz
Pipedream>hiddenValley>moabRim = #SuperFantastic 15mi — 2h 30m

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Eking out the last drops of daylight with Kyle Mears on Pipe Dream. Given its proximity to town, this trail is the perfect sunset rip.
Dec 16, 2016 near Moab, UT

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