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Rhythm and Blues

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.4 (35) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A short but unique trail that will hone your riding skills.


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2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

100%

Singletrack

3,010' 918 m

High

2,927' 892 m

Low

182' 56 m

Up

186' 57 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

This trail is a wild roller coaster ride. There is currently only about five miles of trail in this network, but it is very fun. It was purpose built for mountain bikes by Q and DJ from OTE, and has more turns per mile than any trail I have ever ridden.

The GPS track only estimated the trail at 2.5 miles, but it is actually around 5 miles because the small twists and turns are tighter than the resolution of GPS. It would be easy to overlook this trail because it is so short, but don't. it is fun and right on the way to Hurricane and all of the great trails there.

Description

This is an easy trailhead to access and it's on the way to the JEM, Gooseberry, and other Hurricane Trails (Sate Road 9 just off exit 16 of I-15). The trailhead/parking is located across the street from the Washington County water treatment plant below the dam at Quail Creek Reservoir.

It's best ridden clockwise, and there are different small loops you can take along the way. There is also a new trail under construction leading north to Quail Creek State Park. That trail will be completed later this year. Once you are on Rhythm & Blues you can't get lost, simply follow the loop around and back to your car. The last mile (ridden clockwise) is the most technical.

Some people will turn around at the rocky section and ride the trail back counter clockwise to the trailhead. This trail is only about five miles but all of the ups, downs, and sharp turns will make you work. If you don't find you Rhythm, you'll get the Blues. It's fun.

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Shared By:

Kevin Christopherson

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  3.4 from 35 votes

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  3.4 from 35 votes
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Photos

One of the easy climbs.
Aug 9, 2013 near Hurricane, UT
A view of the meandering trail.
Aug 9, 2013 near Hurricane, UT
Small rock canyon
May 25, 2018 near Hurricane, UT
Really fun desert scenery. Not a destination trail, but worth doing if you want to goof around for 30 minutes.
Jun 4, 2018 near Hurricane, UT
Dropping into a twisty section.  These are fun.
Aug 9, 2013 near Hurricane, UT
Ride the trail when the sun comes up and look down from this rock at its shadow.
Jul 2, 2018 near Hurricane, UT

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Apr 10, 2021
Chance Kinsman
Apr 1, 2021
William Jewkes
It really is just a roller coaster full of ups and downs and you're mostly climbing and little decents 2.5mi
Dec 30, 2020
Jeremiah I
2.5mi — 1h 00m
Sep 10, 2020
Nate Lewis
Like a roller-coaster scattered with technical rock hops. 2.8mi — 1h 04m
Jun 11, 2020
Tim Knox
Not good
Jan 20, 2020
Troy Coil
Oct 4, 2019
Matthew Thrift
2.5mi
May 7, 2019
Dusty Rhodes

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