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Hidden Canyon

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Trail

1.8 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 61' 19 m
Descent: -115' -35 m
High: 5,329' 1,624 m
Low: 5,240' 1,597 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Christopherson

Best "downhill" section on the Gooseberry Mesa network; cool mini canyons.

Kevin Christopherson

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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.

Going clockwise, this trail starts as you branch off the South Rim Trail heading north. It ends at the junction with the two track. It is not as technical as the South Rim, but still a challenge. This is one of my favorite trails, and it's always a tough decision whether to continue on the South Rim, or ride Hidden Canyon. It's similar to the South Rim, but it winds through some very cool mini-canyons. It is the best "downhill" section on the mesa.

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Oct 5, 2016
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Apr 17, 2016
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May 7, 2015
Joe Silva
Feb 15, 2015
John Connolly
Incredible! Different trail every time it turns! 1.8mi — 0h 25m
Jan 25, 2014
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Nov 10, 2013
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  4.6 from 16 votes

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Photos

Little Mori on the rocks of Hidden Canyon Trail
Apr 3, 2015 near Hurricane, UT
Just some of the fun stuff on Hidden Canyon.
Sep 26, 2013 near Hurricane, UT
A rare day when there was water in the pond.
Sep 26, 2013 near Hurricane, UT
Sunset over Zion
Feb 10, 2015 near Hurricane, UT
Raring to go.
Oct 29, 2013 near Hurricane, UT
Typical short, but steep climb.
Sep 26, 2013 near Hurricane, UT

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