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“A beautiful, short, hilly 3-season loop through sagebrush, sandstone, and junipers.”
— Adopt These Trails!
Johnny Behind the Rocks (JBR) is the best 3-season trail system near Lander, WY. The JBR trails wind through pinion pines and junipers along draws and ridges with stunning views of the Wyoming Rockies. Great early and late season when the mountains are still too muddy.
Need to Know
Watch out for horses and bikes on the trail. For a longer run, include the 1 mile out and back Johnny Falls Trail
or the Johnny on Top ridge trail. More trails coming soon!
This short loop heads up Johnny's Draw, climbing good singletrack for a mile to a big open saddle, then winding down and up through sandstone and junipers for another mile to the intersection of 3 trails and a doubletrack.
Turn left at the intersection and descend a fast but occasionally sandy .5 mile section to another intersection.
Turn left again, ascending a short sandy singletrack gut buster for 250 yards to another doubletrack intersection. Turn right and continue climbing for 250 yards to gain the Red Ridge. Wind through Junipers for 1/2 mile to the gentle ridge summit. From here the fun is non-stop as you descend a narrow ridgeline for 1.5 miles with beautiful 360 views all the way back to the parking lot.
History & Background
Johnny's Draw is the original trail at JBR. All other trail segments were built since 2000 by mountain bikers for mountain bikers.