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Porcupine Rim

Average Rating:    (4.8 of 5)

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You should start from Moab to make this a good 30 plus mile ride. You will cover all aspects of MTB on this trail. Cart road to technical sigle track. The views from the vista will blow your mind. This is not a beginer trail but, IT'S ALL GOOD. Remember, Keep It Tight on the last five miles of this trail. Some spot's have a big drop off the edge that will result in injury. Make sure you have a couple of spare tubes with you. The 3,000 ft decent is a little jagged and can cause a blow out. Only do Moab in the spring or sometime after august.
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Latitude
38.58239196969205
Longitude
-109.4955825805664
Trail Directions
Follow Sand Flats rd. to the end. This is the trailhead. It is 20 miles back to Moab from this point. 15 miles of trail and five on the road.
Trail Length
30 plus (depending where you start)
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Moab
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Review Date
August 29, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: tbalzer ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Best trail I've ever ridden! I've ridden trails all over the word but this trail is by far my favorite. The first hour or so can be a drag because you think the trail will never point downward. Once it does though, all that effort just warmed up the muscles for the best time you can have with your clothes on.

Once the trail lets out on the highway, it is not a very long ride back in to town.

I've seen people do the trail backwards but I wouldn't recommend it, unless you really like climbing.

Recommended Route:
Either get a good warm-up and start from downtown Moab, or get a shuttle to the trail head. I am lazy and start from the trailhead so I can spend time with the fam in the afternoon.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Slickrock



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Review Date
October 15, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: icuski2 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
As good as it gets. My favorite trail in the world!



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Review Date
October 16, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: uofabill ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Five of us rode this on 10/03/07. We originally had planned to to do the plain vanilla shuttle to the Porc TH above Sand Flats.
The Coyote Shuttles the guy gave a whole truck load of us the sales pitch to go clear to the top and ride a series of about 5 trails with very little climbing.
He assured us that we would not need maps that he could give us bulletproof directions so that no one could get lost......NOT! Not only did our group of 5 get lost but a group of about 6 Canadians on the same shuttle get lost as well.
Hazard County is apparently a pretty new trail which as several reviewers have said, is totally different from what you expect at Moab. It is pretty narrow dirt single track through grass, brush and trees. This Trail zig zags down the mountain side, crosses a blacktop road and then you start on Kokopelli.
A couple of us had ridden Porc 5 or 6 yrs ago and we didn't remember the bottom end of it being as rough as it is now. Maybe it's changed, maybe it was us?

Recommended Route:
Shuttle to the Hazard County Trail head. At that point there's essentially no to get messed up. Make the climb to the top of the hill and away you go. That part is easy.
Hazard ends at a blacktop road, you cross it and cross a bike cattle guard and that's where Kokopelli starts and it is easy to follow.
It was somewhere after Kokopelli that we got screwed up. I think we actually may have missed part of the trail.
We got to Sand Flats road and none of us remembered the shuttle dude telling us to turn right on that dirt road and follow it quite a ways until you come to a full cattle guard. A Poison Spider shuttle came by and that guy was kind enough to set us straight. The UPS and LPS are easy to follow once on them.
Doing all of this sure has to qualify as an "epic." Be sure to take A LOT OF WATER. We all ran out carrying 100 oz bladders.



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Review Date
September 4, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Cucucachu ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Linked Hazard County to Kokopelli to UPS to Porcupine Rim. 9500 Feet to 4500 Feet - very little climbing. When I finished this Epic ride I was real tired!
"Hazard County" is a short climb from 8900 to 9500 ft and then all downhill with killer jumps and great single track to the end. (DON'T MISS THIS TRAIL) The trail builders did a fantastic job!
Continue downhill on the "Kokopelli Trail". Its a fast double track along the rim that will end on Sandflats Rd.
Sandflats is a rolling gravel road that will link to UPS.
At the one and only cattle grate the "Upper Porcupine Singletrack (UPS)" starts. The UPS is relatively flat, following the rim until you encounter the Notch. Its a hike-a-bike down (you'll know what I'm writing about when you get there)(Its not for the faint of heart).
At the bottom of the hike-a-bike you connect to "Porc Rim!"
The only part of this whole ride I'm not thrilled about is the last few miles of Porcupine Rim Trail - lots of hike a bike and the temps in this area can get pretty high.

Recommended Route:
To add detail to Spine Shanks Directions:
From Moab take Hwy128 to LaSal Mountain Loop. Take LaSal Mountain Loop through Castle Valley all the way up to the end (at the time of this writing the bridge was out). At the end, follow the unpaved road to "Warner Lake & Campground". The trailhead is near the lake (I used Roadrunner to shuttle up).
From the "Hazard County" trailhead, cross a small bridge and ride the trail up a few hundred feet. Its a short climb to the top. You can do it! From the top follow the trail down, to the North towards Castle Valley. It ends at LaSal Mountain Loop (Paved Road).
Cross LaSal Mountain Loop and continue on the "Kokopelli" (you'll see the sign from the end of Hazard Co.) The Kokropelli drops onto Sandflats. Turn right (up) and follow Sandflats to the Cattle Grate.
Immediately next to the Cattle Grate the "UPS" starts. The UPS will lead right into the "Porcupine Rim trail."
These trails combined make one of the most epic adventures that come to mind.



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Review Date
September 4, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Cucucachu ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Linked Hazard County to Kokopelli to UPS to Porcupine Rim. 9500 Feet to 4500 Feet - very little climbing. When I finished this Epic ride I was real tired!
"Hazard County" is a short climb from 8900 to 9500 ft and then all downhill with killer jumps and great single track to the end. (DON'T MISS THIS TRAIL) The trail builders did a fantastic job!
Continue downhill on the "Kokopelli Trail". Its a fast double track along the rim that will end on Sandflats Rd.
Sandflats is a rolling gravel road that will link to UPS.
At the one and only cattle grate the "Upper Porcupine Singletrack (UPS)" starts. The UPS is relatively flat, following the rim until you encounter the Notch. Its a hike-a-bike down (you'll know what I'm writing about when you get there)(Its not for the faint of heart).
At the bottom of the hike-a-bike you connect to "Porc Rim!"
The only part of this whole ride I'm not thrilled about is the last few miles of Porcupine Rim Trail - lots of hike a bike and the temps in this area can get pretty high.

Recommended Route:
To add detail to Spine Shanks Directions:
From Moab take Hwy128 to LaSal Mountain Loop. Take LaSal Mountain Loop through Castle Valley all the way up to the end (at the time of this writing the bridge was out). At the end, follow the unpaved road to "Warner Lake & Campground". The trailhead is near the lake (I used Roadrunner to shuttle up).
From the "Hazard County" trailhead, cross a small bridge and ride the trail up a few hundred feet. Its a short climb to the top. You can do it! From the top follow the trail down, to the North towards Castle Valley. It ends at LaSal Mountain Loop (Paved Road).
Cross LaSal Mountain Loop and continue on the "Kokopelli" (you'll see the sign from the end of Hazard Co.) The Kokropelli drops onto Sandflats. Turn right (up) and follow Sandflats to the Cattle Grate.
Immediately next to the Cattle Grate the "UPS" starts. The UPS will lead right into the "Porcupine Rim trail."
These trails combined make one of the most epic adventures that come to mind.



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