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North Rim Trail

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1.8 Miles 2.9 Kilometers


15' 5 m


-165' -50 m



Avg Grade (1°)


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5,355' 1,632 m


5,205' 1,586 m



All Clear 47 days ago
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Technical singletrack and vistas to die for.

Kevin Christopherson

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The Gooseberry Mesa trail network sits at 5200 feet elevation on a slickrock mesa and it's like a giant urban bike park. The trail is marked with white paint dots on the slickrock and signs at the junctions. The network is a bit of a maze, but fairly easy to follow. The trail undulates up and down house size sandstone mounds and twists through tight rock canyons. It's the perfect technical mountain bike trail. There are many ways to connect the various trails to make it longer or shorter, harder or easier, and they're all good. If this is your first time, you may want to ride the Practice Trail first to get your Gooseberry groove on. Bring lots of water. There is no drinking water available on the mesa. There is primitive camping available in the area.

Going clockwise, this trail starts as you leave the view point and heads north from the South Rim Trail. It ends at the junction with the Practice Trail, or you can branch off onto the Windmill Trail. It is not as technical as the South Rim, but plenty challenging. This section has short, but steep, climbs through some very narrow slots.


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Dec 31, 2018
Stewart Brough
Dec 30, 2018
Stewart Brough
Very technical intermediate trail with moderate climb, great for improving technical skills without being overwhelming. Spectacular views from the…
Dec 23, 2018
korina riggin
Part of loop with L&B, N Rim and White. Turned onto White at water tank.
Sep 3, 2018
Steffen Hauschild
From West to East
Apr 26, 2018
Paula Colman
Mar 24, 2018
Joe Arrington
Oct 24, 2017
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Adam Mattessich
New York, NY
Adam Mattessich   New York, NY
We took the practice loop to Bowls and Ledges to North Rim and then South Rim back. North Rim is a fun way out that meanders in and out of trees along the ledge. You will go over rocks and packed dirt - a few technical sections but nothing too challenging. I've ridden South Rim out and the North is a much easier route. Aug 5, 2018

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