Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Salt Lake City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It’s a relatively easy hike and very well-marked. It’s a beautiful view of the valley if the sky is clear. If it’s hazy or smoky, you can’t see much!

Nice short trail with an amazing view of SLC at the peek.

It is short but pretty steep almost the entire time. But worth it if you take it slow it’s a great hike for anyone. At the top you see the entire valley so very worth it

Worth it for the view, short, and nice

Worth doing once for the view of the city. Easy to follow. Well maintained.

7 days ago

easy/moderate trail with a long extension if wanted up the little black mountain. no snow right now either. took about 2 hours

This trail was amazing!
made my legs burn but so worth it!

Lovely easier trail, at least up to the steeper climb at the end. Those noting that the trailhead is too busy are just going in the wrong season. If you wait until the gate is closed (usually 11/1) and bike up, there is no one there at all :-) I pondered heading up the wasatch crest trail, but it looked like the snow got deeper, so I followed the ridge from Murdock over to Millvue, then bushwhacked down the slope back to the parking lot.

hiking
8 days ago

No snow up there yet (as of this morning.) Perfect sunrise hike.

I liked this trail a lot. It is pretty rocky in some areas but not any big deal. There’s a lot of snow once you reach 9k feet and not being into postholing and wet socks I turned back. The old mine is pretty cool. Lots of water available all along the route if you filter. I’ll definitely be back to complete this one.

trail running
9 days ago

I had a great early morning sunrise hike. Pretty chilly this time of year. The hills were perfect for high intensity interval cardio.

Easy nice morning climb to watch sun rise.

Definitely a favorite for my pup. She loves to swim at the pond/lake area at the end. One of my favorite places to explore!

mountain biking
17 days ago

Great for a short hike, not so much for mountain biking. This app says it's mountain bike friendly but there's actually a sign that says bikes prohibited. That may just be in the first overlook area at the bottom, but bikes aren't a great idea for this trail anyway because it's so frequently trafficked and steep. I had to walk my bike up most of the way (lifted it over the bigger rocks at the top) and of course heavily breaked nonstop on the way down. I adore the view at the top tho! Especially in the morning! The sun rises over the east mountain range the sunlight filtered beautifully through the autumn colored trees on the mountain.

For ADVANCED bikers only, hikers don’t even try!!!

Holy hell. I mostly fell all the way down.
I’ve been up and down Dry Creek several times with no incident. This time, I wanted to try going down Bobsled. There was a guy at the top who was like, “Have you been down this before? Be careful,” before ripping down the trail ahead of me. Ok dude, you wouldn’t have said this if I was a big guy with a fancy bike but whatever...
Except this is HARD!!! I’m a new biker and my bike definitely needs a tune-up. I’ll only do this again if my brakes are at 100% in the future.
The flow was absolutely fantastic, it reminded me of carving while skiing (which I’m much more experienced at) since the trail was very curvy and had a lot of jumps. I truly had no idea mountain biking could be like this. For my hardtail bike with weak brakes combined with my inexperience...I wiped out several times. And once really badly.
I think hikers would be fine up until Bobsled, but don’t even try going up or down Bobsled. It is absolutely a bikers trail and you will be obliterated.
I’d definitely recommend it for my more advanced friends!! I’ll be back in the future with a better bike and a few more rides under my belt.
Also, how did those cars get up there?
ALSO, is this even the Bobsled everybody keeps talking about?? Because this is way more advanced than they made it seem.

Fun trail, dog friendly. Took lots of pictures and it took us about 2 hours.

I love this hike. FYI, Winter gate is already up for the season (they closed it before Nov. 1 this year). If you want to do this one from the starting point shown here, you'll need to road walk 4.5 miles to get to the trailhead after parking at the picnic area in front of the Winter gate, yikes. Or you could get to the lake via Big Cottonwood, but no dogs allowed on that side.

20 days ago

I love this hike. FYI, Winter gate is already up for the season (they closed it prior to Nov. 1 this year). If you want to do this one from the starting point shown here, you'll need to road walk 4.5 miles to get to the trailhead after parking at the picnic area in front of the Winter gate, yikes. Or you could get to it from Big Cottonwood instead, but no dogs allowed on that side.

hiking
23 days ago

It's a nice, moderate hike to do any time of the year. A lot of mountain bikers use this trail. There were a ton of tarantulas and potato bugs out today (10/21), so watch your step.

This is a fee area- costs $3 per vehicle for an okay hike.

A nice but exposed trail, so wear UV protection. Although, it is short you might bring water with you, especially in the summer months. Great views with Latter-day Saint historical significance. There's a memorial on top.

hiked it with a bunch of teenagers. A great trail to take beginners and those who normally struggle with hiking

My husband and I and Scout dog completed this hike on October 13.

The trailhead is easy to find, but I with the trail was better marked because there are some places to turn off. We used to app to double-check where we were several times.

The trail was pleasant, part pavement part dirt, with some undulating hills. Part of the trail is an off-leash dog area, and we enjoyed seeing all the doggos enjoying their Saturday morning. There's also a stream for them to play in.

Another warning.... THERE IS POISON OAK ON THIS TRAIL. My husband and I took a little detour to check out an old bridge. On this side trail, I also peed, and chose the *WRONG* leaves to wipe with. Multiple sleepless nights and trips to urgent care later... I am writing this as a warning so nobody makes the same dumb mistake I did!

Quick short trail, heavily trafficked.

It was an ok trail.
Not much to see.
we'll find a better hiking spot next time.
$3.00 to hike it.
The dogs enjoyed.

Nice trail. Very muddy right now with melted snow. A lot of downed branches across the path at the moment.

We hiked in the afternoon. There was quite a bit of the trail in the sun; not as shaded as I would have preferred.

Love this trail because it's a quick hike to the lake and back when pressed for time. If I push a decent pace, getting to the lake can be done in 35 minutes. Two small springs on the way up for the dog to get a drink. Just keep your eyes and ears open for moose!

This is a great trail. a small climb up to the Bonneville shoreline trail then it really evens out for a while while meanders the contour of the ancient Lakeshore. I took slightly different track to the point below the peaks and get back up on a trail along the peak face. I like this trail because of the sweeping views of downtown and the valley.

Wow! This certainly doesn't get the respect and attention it deserves.


Took the dogs with me and had to rope them off on a tree about 1/3 mile from the Summit as it required some bouldering and scrambling.

I absolutely loved the rolling hills and the views of Salt Lake Valley.

The class 2 scrambling at the end is a nice beginner's challenge to rock climbing.

:-)

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