J.E.M. Trail is a 13.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Virgin, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length13.7 miElevation gain1,099 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingDog friendlyViewswild-flowersRocky
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Karyl Rice
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Hiking

Quick dog walk. Flat and easy

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Karyl Rice
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Hiking

Nice quick elevated loop. Very few bikers/hikers,

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Dusky G
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Hiking

Great trail. It’s mostly flat and hugs the virgin river rim.

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Debra Beatty
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Mountain bikingGreat!No shadeRocky

My first mtb attempt was a success! Had to walk the cliff section and some of the rocks on the trail were over my head but I survived without an injury! If you want to walk this trail, I think it would be pretty boring except for the Hurricane Cliff section. 9 miles and 674 feet elevation gain.

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Jason Farr
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Mountain biking
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Dana Robb
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Hiking

Beautiful views. loved the ride along the cliff looking down at the virgin river. Road the first 5 miles up and then turned back at the dirt road.

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Jason Farr
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Jason Farr
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Charles Cholet
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Mountain bikingGreat!No shade

What an awesome riding area JEM is, okay I’ll say it, a real gem. Beginner or expert, it is a blast The section along the river is really scenic and fun in either direction Kind of busy this time of year but the weather was just about perfect

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Jason Farr
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Mountain biking
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Wendy West
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Mountain biking

Great trail system! We did JEM, dead ringer and more cowbell. Pretty amazing how many people are out riding and camping during the week. The trails are great for beginners who want to stretch their abilities. The vistas are spectacular

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Stephen Larson
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Running

Great trail run! Gorgeous!

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Jordan Boston
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Mountain biking
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April Allen
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Mountain bikingNo shade

Nice easy trail

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Sharon Baker
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HikingNo shade

Primarily used for mountain biking. My husband and I hiked 5.6mi. The first 2 mi were very scenic along the Virgin River. This is an open desert hike with no shade. Lots of bikers so must keep dogs on leash if taking them with!

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Ethan Dalebout
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HikingNo shade

Great trail, well marked,lots off fun! 2 thumbs up would ride again

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Lori Cole
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HikingNo shade
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Brandie Brunner
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Muddy

As of December 30, 2019: way too muddy to bike or hike.

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Mitch Bogard
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Hiking

Started by driving in to the Virgin Dam Trail head. Google will lead you there. It was a short hike but the views of the surrounding mountains and rocky cliffs along the trail are amazing. I thought the trail was pretty easy and safe.

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Danijel Teofilovic
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Hiking

Wau this was awesome

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Eric Losee
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Mountain biking

This might be the best mountain bike trail I have seen yet ! Very fun

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Greg Grajek
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Hiking

awesome views nice wide open terrain

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Alisha Burton
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Hiking

Super pretty. this recording includes camping sites.

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Linda Vrabel
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We started at the JEM trailhead off Rte 59. Mostly easy and flat with desert landscape and beautiful views of the red and yellow cliffs and mesas. No shade. Great for dogs but a lot of the trail loop has sharp drop off edges. Popular with mountain bikers.

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Erika Beratlis
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Mountain biking

Wasn’t very impressed at all with these trails. Started at trail head near virgin and turned around after about 2 miles as just wasn’t very fun. Then headed up to main trailhead that had the jem Dh course. Wasn’t impressed either. Wasn’t very dh to us at all. Just cross country trails with nothing fun. Of course impressive views everywhere can’t deny that! And easy trailhead access unlike many other off road drives we had to do to access. MUCH preferrred the trails at guacamole, gooseberry and wire Mesa. Those were amazing and fun!

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Yukiko Mihlbauer
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Mountain bikingGreat!
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Dr Steve Watts
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Hiking
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The trail begins along the Virgin River and then stays on the rim of a number of tributaries. Not that difficult of a hike but there are plenty of ups and downs to keep it interesting. I took the loop with the Virgin River Dam and it added some more scenery. It was truly enjoyable.

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