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Practice Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (10)

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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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
End of a fantastic day.
Oct 29, 2013 near Hurricane, UT
Middle of the practice trail.
May 16, 2019 near Hurricane, UT

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Jan 16, 2021
skibumangel
Apr 2, 2020
David Crane
Out on White, back North Rim to Practice
Sep 28, 2019
kyle Shannon
May 16, 2019
Alan Corcoran
1.3mi — 0h 15m
Jan 27, 2019
Joe Zelman
Dec 30, 2018
Stewart Brough
Easier than the North Rim trail.
Dec 23, 2018
korina riggin
Part of loop with L&B, N Rim and White
Dec 13, 2018
Asa King

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