J.E.M. Trail is a popular out-and-back mountain biking trail that offers spectacular views and a fast, rewarding ride between varying landscapes including desert sagebrush, cavernous holes, and steep cliffs.
J.E.M. Trail is suitable for most average bikers and is a moderately challenging ride.
The information below is for the classic J.E.M. Loop Trail without the addition of other routes. Safety is the number one priority with this trail. There are many switchbacks with steep drop-offs and should be approached with caution. Take it slowly and enjoy the scenery!
The trailhead is just off of S.R 59 and is 5.4 miles (10 minute drive) from Hurricane. Use this map for directions to the trailhead.
- Estimated time: 5 hours
- Dogs are allowed
- Not wheelchair friendly
- 12.9 miles with 800 feet of elevation gain
- Combination of uphill double track and downhill single track
- There is not any water at any point on the trail and it is easy to get dehydrated in the Southern Utah heat. Pack plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen!
- Many people opt for the downhill thrill only and leave a shuttle vehicle at the lower parking lot when they reach the end of the trail.
As with the other trails in this network, J.E.M. Can be accessed from various points in the trail and can also connect to other trails including Hurricane Rim Trailhead and Gould’s Wash. For more information on the various routes, check out this website! This website also offers important information on the surrounding trails.