Wahoo

Rating: 
Round Trip Distance: 1.7 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Skill level:
Elevation: 4582 - 4792 feet
Cellphone: 0-3 bars
Time: 30 mins.
Trailhead: Parking Area A or B
Fee: none
Attractions: Fun loop trail




The Wahoo trail is located in the Klonzo Mountain Biking Area north of Moab, Utah. The trail begins at the end of the Borderline trail and makes a 1.7 mile loop, with an average grade of 7%, that takes it around a mountain and through several valleys where it negotiates large boulders and dives in and out of various washes. Wahoo also provides access to the Gravitron trail and is connected to by the upper end of the Cross Canyon trail.


To get to the start of the Wahoo trail and the Klonzo area in general follow the directions for the Borderline trail.


This post follows the trail in the suggested counterclockwise direction. As the trail starts out it makes an easy climb around the hillside above the drainage skirting along the edge of a large slickrock area.


Three tenths of a mile along its course it passes the point where the Gravitron trail begins.


As the trail continues it crosses its highest point and is now heading toward the west.


From the high point the trail drops over the ridge and begins descending as it works its way around the head of the next valley.


The trail continues around the side of the mountain and eventually takes a fun route through a large boulder field. The most technical parts of the trail are encountered through this area.


The nature of the trail changes as it continues looping around across a more open area with lots of small hills and washes to work over and around.


At the westernmost point of the loop the Wahoo trail reaches its lowest elevation. It is also at this spot that the Cross Canyon trail begins.


The final leg of the trail is mostly a smooth ride with a gradual ascent.


The overall elevation gain for the Wahoo trail is about 348 feet. The high point on the left is about where the Gravitron trail begins and the low point is where the Cross Canyon trail starts.


The loop comes to an end after 1.7 miles of rollicking around the mountain, dodging boulders, and tearing through washes. From here we re-rode the first 3 tenths of a mile to get to the Gravitron trail. Wahoo is a well designed trail that is fun to ride and aptly named. The Klonzo system is a good collection of trails that were well thought out to offer different types of rides to suit most anyones taste. From the beginner trails in the Carousel group, to the air catching Red Hot and Roller Coaster trails, and a good mix of intermediate rides and more advanced trails like Top Spin and Gravitron there's not much missing except maybe a privy or two. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is grab your bike or 'Take a hike'.