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Goosebump Loop

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13.3 Miles 21.4 Kilometers



980' 299 m


-980' -299 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (9°)

4,029' 1,228 m


3,453' 1,052 m


Shared By Eric Decker


All Clear 97 days ago
Dry History

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A rolling climb with a roller coaster in the middle.

Eric Decker

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This ride combines the 1st two-thirds of JEM Trail with a new trail, Goosebump. The combination makes a great loop ride. It then finishes with a sweet downhill on the part of JEM Trail you climbed up earlier.

Need to Know

Bring water and food!


The ride starts out on JEM Trail along the Virgin river. Leaving the parking lot, you ride high (2-300 feet) above the Virgin river. The ride along the river can be quite exciting and you need moderate skinny skills in places, but nothing is too hairy. You have gorgeous views of the surrounding mesas and deep into the Virgin River Gorge.

Eventually the trail cuts away from the river and will dump onto a dirt road. Head right across a wash (usually dry) and then immediately take a left. You'll see a brown trail marker marking the continuation of the JEM Trail. You'll continue climbing and will need to negotiate several step ups along the way. All of the technical features are walkable if needed but are a hoot to ride if you can manage to do so.

At mile ten, you'll come to the intersection with Goosebump - turn left. Goosebump follows the contours of the mesa rising above you. The views are most excellent. The trail itself is pretty much a roller coaster, with short little climbs followed by short quick descents, over and over again.

In several places, the trail will split into a Blue and Green section. The Blues can be quite challenging. Riding along a short section at the top of a double fall line followed by a blind right turn with a pretty good descent. Scary, but doable though, just don't stop.

The green sections, on the other hand, are also quite fun and feature very nice smooth rollers that flow quite well. The advanced folks can really get going on them.

Eventually, the fun has to come to an end and Goosebump finishes at a junction with several jeep/atv trails and Goosebump Rideout. Goosebump Rideout starts out as a jeep trail, narrows to atv, and finishes up as singletrack. It is a pretty rolling, swoopy descent.

You'll have to cross a road and continue on the singletrack till a junction marked cryptobiotic (a as yet unmapped trail). Turn right, this is back on JEM Trail .

Finish up riding JEM Trail down, for a pretty sweet return leg on what you rode up earlier.


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Dec 9, 2018
Joe Zelman
Dec 9, 2018
Salem Benjamin
Long but great ride. Nice doing a victory lap w roscoe. Also some challenging thangs. Margaret got a lil tired but we finished out strong 15mi
Nov 7, 2018
Francis Bouchard B
Sep 12, 2018
Tricia and Tom Baker
Trail is good-the first 5 miles is work-through the desert up and down (nothing too strenuous just kind of boring for me). Actual Goosebump was fun. 13.3mi
Aug 27, 2018
Paul Null
Aug 7, 2018
Christian Mannsfeld
Solo ride - nice and fast; 13.4mi — 0h 53m
Aug 6, 2018
Christian Mannsfeld
Great ride with son 13.4mi — 1h 03m
May 17, 2018
Alexander Jonathan

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My first time mountain biking, I just purchased a hard tail GIANT 29er talon, and I had the opportunity to ride this grueling, joking easy ride of 7 miles I enjoyed it. Nov 11, 2017

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