Porcupine Rim

HARD 19 reviews

Porcupine Rim is a 14.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Moab, Utah that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and is best used from April until December.

DISTANCE
14.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1371 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

mountain biking

river

views

6 days ago

off road driving
1 month ago

Was told to try out off roading here but no thanks. Rock garden

mountain biking
3 months ago

Hands down my favorite trail ever!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked a section in the evening as we were camping near the trailhead. Amazing views of the Colorado River! Would be awesome to bike!

7 months ago

Had a blast on these trails.

hiking
8 months ago

mountain biking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Excellent trail. Brutal uphills starting out, but totally worth it for ~15 miles of downhill awesome riding. Would highly recommend 29er FS for this trail. Worth it to rent an awesome bike and enjoy the ride.

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Amazing trail with great sights. The best trail I have ridden by far!

hiking
Friday, March 18, 2016

camping
Monday, February 29, 2016

Saw photos a friend posted of this place and had to go see it for myself !! We did some hiking here but mostly camping and just taking it all in as its AMAZING !!! A must see !!

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

One of the best if not the best trail I have ever road. This trial combines slick rock type sections with staircase rhythms and sand swept corners all making for a great ride. This trail can be road in many ways but my favorite and recommend is doing just the down hill. Would highly recommend

mountain biking
Saturday, December 20, 2014

What can I say about Porcupine Rim that hasn't already been said. Over the summer my friend and I took a cross country road trip / mountain biking trip......We've had Moad on our brains for about a about year and finally we got the chance to make this trip happen. We were not dissapointed with Moab or PR. Some of the most epic rides of the summer happened in Moab! If you visit Moab you have to hit this trail up! Stunning views of the canons, awesome down hill runs....some parts of the trail will have you cruising downhill on a narrow legde with a few hundred feet below you...awesome...awesome...awesome riding!

mountain biking
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

mountain biking
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

To start out this trail is very physically demanding. And can leave you exhausted for days. This trail is for experienced riders only!
Suggestions:
Bring lots of water and snacks. Get used to the 105 degree weather and make sure you are willing to let your 4000$ bike get banged up pretty bad. Also expect small drops . Sand and a nice cliff to the side of the single track.
Overall:
Make sure you and your bike are tip top shApe before you ride

Friday, October 05, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

mountain biking
Sunday, August 08, 2010

My Experience

I am all too familiar with the Porcupine Rim Trail, the first time I did this trail, I was stoked for a whole week. The Porcupine Rim was also nominated as last years Mountain Madness 2008 Best Trail in the USA.
This trail is Fantastic, Brutal and Mental, if you or your bike is not 100% in top form, you should give this trail a wide berth!! Highly technical, physically very demanding. Numerous mountain bikers have died on the Porcupine, and when riding it, its easy to see why. But, it is definitely a trail that every serious mountain biker should have on his/ her list of Must Dos

Conclusion

Up at 7 am, and was on the trail by 8.am. Just like the first time, I love this trail, this time around I felt I was in top form, and I was darting around like a greased whippet with a flea up his arse, then my derailleur hanger broke, and my world came tumbling down. I always carry spares, but by now I was a bit more cautious.
The trail is very demanding for both bike and rider, carpets of 15 inch Dragons Teeth pointing in every direction, just waiting to rip you and your bike to pieces.
The singletrack section of the Porcupine is where most people get hurt, on this section there is no room for error, and any form of hesitation or last minute change of mind and you will definitely pay the price.
Do not attempt the Porcupine Trail if you and your bike is not in Top Shape. But if you and your bike are up for it, you are gonna have one of the best rides you will ever have.

Other Info:

Traffic on Trail : no one
Wild Life : who needs wildlife on a ride like this!?
Scenery : Absolutely Fantastic 360 degree 3D Scenery
Other : Start early, make sure you and your bike are in top shape. People have died on this trail, DO NOT become a statistic.

My Trail Rating : 9.5 / 10