Featured Trail Friday: Gooseberry Mesa, Hurricane, Utah


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Trail Stats

  • Length: 14 miles
  • Difficulty: Advanced
  • Average Singletracks.com Rating: 4.92 out of 5 stars.


Gooseberry Mesa provides the fix that every mountain biker needs: fantastic views off the mesa of the surrounding desert and Zion National Park, challenging sections of folded, convoluted slickrock, and entertaining sections of good-ole-fashioned dirt singletrack connecting everything together. It’s rare to get this caliber of views with such entertaining riding all at once, but Gooseberry offers up the perfect blend! — Greg Heil

User Reviews

Tough slickrock billygoating sprinkled with bits of mellower desert cruising, much exposure akin to the lower section of Porcupine Rim, big views in pretty much every direction, and some of the best car camping I’ve ever seen. — stillfat

This is definitly a blue ribbon trail if you like slick-rock riding. The views and terrain are amazing. Take plenty of water (and a camera) and make sure your ride is in good condition as this trail tends to be a little rough on bikes. Definitely a must-do!!! — jereboa

Gooseberry is quite simply the best mountain bike trail on earth. Compared to some of the other top rated (and rightly so) trails on this site that I have ridden, this trail is at the top of the list all by itself. I challenge you to ride here and keep a smile off your face for more than 10 seconds, I don’t think it is possible. You will want to be a decent technical rider, lots of quick ups and downs, ledges, etc. The whole mesa is worth riding and exploring over and over again. — Aussie_Rider


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