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The Hurl

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 3.9 (13)

The most technically challenging trail in the Cottonwood Trail System.


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Map Key

3.5

Miles

5.7

KM

Singletrack

4,021' 1,226 m

High

3,480' 1,061 m

Low

616' 188 m

Up

632' 193 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

The Hurl is the trail to test your climbing and descending skills in very rough terrain. There are no big drops, but a great many rocky obstacles that require almost constant attention.

This test piece can be ridden in either direction - if you're starting from the town of Blue Diamond climb, "Puke Hill" then turn right onto The Hurl. This way (IMO) the climb is impossible without a good bit of walking, those with super human skills can reduce the walk time I am sure. If you're starting from the Hwy 160 side, the climb is possible, even by mortals. Either way the descent is memorably enjoyable.

This is one ride where an adjustable seat post will be appreciated.

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Markk Knowles

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 13 votes

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  3.9 from 13 votes
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#45

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#5,958

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You are rewarded with this view of Red Rock NCA with the hard part of the climb behind you.
Jul 29, 2013 near Summerl…, NV
Start of the ride climb with beautiful, weird-looking clouds.
Oct 28, 2016 near Blue Di…, NV
Top of The Hurl trail with a scenic Mt Potosi view.
Mar 30, 2016 near Summerl…, NV
Top of the hill for the start of The Hurl
Jul 29, 2013 near Summerl…, NV
Climbing to reach the clouds over Cottonwood Valley.
Mar 27, 2016 near Summerl…, NV
These locals decided to give me passage, they're pretty easy goin'
Jul 29, 2013 near Summerl…, NV

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May 25, 2020
Lucy Yeung
Well designed route. The climb was type 2 fun (pushing the bike while sliding down). The view at the top was rewarding. Descent was technical fun!
Feb 28, 2020
Pablo H.
part of the blue diamond loop 3.5mi — 0h 20m
Feb 1, 2019
Bikeheidi Bikeheidi
Nov 22, 2018
Sung Baek
Nov 14, 2018
Hiro Protagonist
MCR
Nov 2, 2018
Marc A
10mi
Feb 1, 2017
Aries Miclat
3.5mi
Jan 14, 2017
Mark Kelleher
Rocky climb that gets more technical and steeper near the top!