North 40

Moab

A flowier side to the Moab Brand Trails

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
8.4 km
Ascent
158 m
Descent
158 m
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.4 km
Gradient
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Description

The North 40 trails provide a flowier counterpart to the techy rock gnar found on the other side of the Moab Brand Trail System in the Deadman's Ridge Trail. Of course, North 40 has its own technical parts, but this half of the network is quite approachable for intermediate riders.

The Maverick trail included in this route is a downhill-only flow trail filled with berms, rollers, and small jumps. While Moab isn't known for its flow trails, Maverick's swoop and flow is well-worth the second climb back up the hillside.

Once into the main North 40 loop, the singletrack is flowy overall with the occasional rock garden or ledge drop punctuating the flow. After a flowy section, the trail will pass through or over a rock feature, getting very technical for a moment, then switching back to flow.

For advanced riders, some rock rolls can turn into rock drops, and in the technical sections, alternate lines leading to ledge drops exist for additional challenge.

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Drops
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

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