Ready For Some Mountain Biking?
Now is the time to start thinking about tuning up your bike and deciding where to go riding. So grab your helmet, and check out a few of our favorite places to mountain bike along the Wasatch Front.
Clark’s Trail – IntermediateGrind up this single track to test your skill. Enjoy lofty views as you take a rest or two on your way to the top. Once you’re there, you can choose a downhill trail for your reward. Please note that this trail is restricted to only one direction—up!
Rush – Intermediate, ExpertJust like it sounds, this is straight downhill! You won’t see hikers or horses on this trail—just gravel, dirt, and other bikers. This trail has a lot of switchbacks and jumps, so be prepared!
Canyon Hollow Trail – NoviceFlow through the trees and take in your surroundings on this smooth and well-shaded trail. This one is great for getting to the bottom after climbing Clark’s Trail. But watch out for uphill traffic and hikers.
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Pipeline – Confident NoviceThere are a few raises in grade and some areas of loose rock surfaces. Pipeline has great views, if you aren’t afraid of heights. This is a popular trail, so be prepared to yield to others and share the road.
Dog lake – NoviceA classic climb with forested switchbacks and great scenery.
Mormon Pioneer Trail – Novice, IntermediateThe scenery on this trail will take your breath away. Start out on pavement, then head into the dirt and singletrack. Enjoy the smooth sections, because the trail will yield to switchbacks as you climb your way to the pass.
Flying Dog – IntermediateClimb up the mountain, while enjoying the view of the golf course, but pay attention to the trail because there are quite a few rocks. Circle around at the top and be prepared for a fast and amazing descent to the bottom.
The Ant Farm – Novice, Intermediate, ExpertThis is a great loop for all riders. Show your skill by how fast you can make it to the bottom. Please note that only downhill traffic is allowed on this trail.
Glenwild Loop – Novice, IntermediateThis trail starts out smooth, but quickly resembles roller coaster terrain. After you climb the mountain, you can zoom down the rocky south side. Watch for the more technical sections on this trail. You might want to take it easy or max out—the choice is yours.
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