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A good warm up before hitting the main trails


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.2

KM

Singletrack

5,211' 1,588 m

High

5,138' 1,566 m

Low

81' 25 m

Up

49' 15 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

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.

I mapped this trail counter-clockwise because many people ride this trail first as a warmup. The trail starts by branching off the doubletrack (north) about 0.3 miles west of the White Trail. It ends back on the two track road. From here you can loop back to the trailhead on the road or continue onto one of the other trails. Do not be fooled by the name. Slickrock virgins will find this trail challenging, and Gooseberry veterans still enjoy this trail.

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Shared By:

Kevin Christopherson

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Trail Rankings

#153

in Utah

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Photos

Practice Loop with Zion National Park in the distant background.
Sep 26, 2013 near Hurricane, UT
One last climb.
Oct 29, 2013 near Hurricane, UT
Middle of the practice trail.
May 16, 2019 near Hurricane, UT
End of a fantastic day.
Oct 29, 2013 near Hurricane, UT
Fun on the side hits of the practice loop.
Oct 31, 2023 near Hurricane, UT
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Nick Marucci
Aug 25, 2021
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