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Dead Ringer

Intermediate
 4.4 (46)

Maybe the best flow trail in the Hurricane area, and that's saying something.


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5.2

Miles

8.3

KM

Singletrack

4,295' 1,309 m

High

3,777' 1,151 m

Low

578' 176 m

Up

60' 18 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

There is 2-way traffic, and a few blind corners on the bench section. The bench is narrow, so check your speed, and keep your eyes open.

Description

Dead Ringer is a new trail in the Hurricane Cliffs Trail network completed in 2015. It was built with a partnership between the Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association and the BLM. The trail was named for the remains of a long passed cow that was found while scouting this trail. She was pretty much just bones, but still had the cowbell around her neck.

Dead Ringer provides an easy climb up to the JEM parking lot. The climb is possible due to a very long bench trail built at 6% grade. It's a great climb, but also a fun descent. The long bench cut into the steep mesa is an epic section and a "must do". There are two trail splits that offer hard or easy descents. If you like two-foot kickers, follow the "More Difficult" signs. Dead Ringer has it all; great views, easy climbing, and a fast flowy downhill. By itself, it's an out-and back trail, but can be combined with JEM Trail or Goulds Rim trail to make loops over 20 miles.

There is 2-way traffic, and a few blind corners on the bench section. The bench is narrow with limited space to pass, so check your speed, and keep your eyes open.

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Kevin Christopherson

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  4.4 from 46 votes

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  4.4 from 46 votes
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Photos

Taking the "Difficult" line on Dead Ringer Trail
Mar 10, 2015 near Hurricane, UT
Looking back at the climb from the Dead Ringer trail.
Jan 17, 2017 near Hurricane, UT
The steady but enjoyable climb up Dead Ringer.
Apr 2, 2015 near Hurricane, UT
Views, ledges, flow, pumps - JEM trail has it all, and they keep on adding trails. Photo taken at Deadringer Trail.
Apr 5, 2016 near Hurricane, UT
Trail going up to find More Cowbell....just don't look right
Oct 5, 2015 near Hurricane, UT
Climbing to the top.
Mar 10, 2015 near Hurricane, UT

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Mar 22, 2021
Joseph States
Austin, Me, Tyler
Nov 12, 2020
Chris W.
Nov 6, 2020
Timothy Bakoyd
Nov 3, 2020
Julie Johnson
Jan 19, 2020
D Angela
Nov 5, 2019
Miles Weaver
w/ David & Vince. Second lap with Vince.
Oct 26, 2019
Matt Long
Awesome trail. Nice exposure up top, sweet flow down bellow.
Oct 19, 2019
Aaron Stewart
Trail was perfect

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