Distance: 637 m
Time: 10 – 15 min
Elevation Gain: 58 m
Elevation Loss: 1 m

Technical Rating: Intermediate
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: March – November
Permit Required: No

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Hand Job is fun climbing trail that may also be descended. It is located in the north end of Mosquito Lake Area and accessible from Reid Road by climbing up a short section of Jim-Jam. The trail is made up of a series of switchbacks that take the rider up an intermediate singletrack route. There are a few roots and rocks that litter the trail, but for the most part this is an easy pedal up and a good alternative to trying to climb the steep ups on Jim-Jam. The trail consists of a gradual elevation gain, making it one of the gentler pedals in the area.

When climbing Hand Job keep left at both of the intersections; keeping on the well-defined trail. The first option right quickly spits you back onto Jim-Jam. Make sure to stay left. The second option right is the continuation of JK Traverse which runs along a short section of Hand Job, before connecting with Jim-Jam. Keep left at this second junction as well. The last section of trail provides two options; just before you meet up with the new green trail and JK Traverse. Keep right for Hand Job proper or ride left and up as a secondary option. Don’t take the left and down option, which is a private trail leading towards private property.

TRAILHEAD | N50 20.546 W122 44.377

Climbing: Access to Hand Job is found about 340 m south on Jim-Jam when riding from Reid Road. Look for the trail to head left (east) when climbing Jim-Jam.

Descending: Access to Hand Job is via JK Traverse or the new green trail. It begins where the three trails meet; new green trail, JK Traverse and Hand Job. Keep west to descend Hand Job.

GPS

N50 20.546 W122 44.377 (climbing)
N50 20.367 W122 44.365 (descending)

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