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Aug 24, 2010

Bountiful Canyon Non-Motorized Trail

This trail is designated as Non-Motorized, but it's a fun trail to hike. We decided to hike it during our camping trip in Bountiful Canyon during August. It's a long ways from the bottom of the canyon, but in close proximity to some camping areas near the top. A vehicle can be taken all the way to the trail head as marked on the map below. The trail head marker and red trail marking designate the non-motorized trail. It is an easy trail to hike at first, but it is quite a long trail and the terrain becomes more difficult the further you hike. It would be a great trail for a mountain bike for much of the way, although I have not ridden the trail as such, and I have never seen a mountain bike on the trail before. The trail becomes loose and steep a few miles in for a short distance, but then gets smooth again and less defined further on. Click the "Directions" link on the map. This will take you to the end of the mapped road approx. 2 miles from the trail head. Travel South along the road, then fork right at the bottom of the hill as indicated on the map. To open the map in your mobile device, click the icon to the right and open in Mobile Maps. A GPS may be helpful in finding this trail head, but there are clear signs to mark it once you arrive.

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Distance(as mapped from end of mapped rd): 8.1 miles(2 miles on road) 16.2 round trip



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8 comments:

  1. Is it good for mountain bikes or is it too ripped up from motorbikes? Like is it just for motor bikes or is horse/hike/mountain bikes too? Sounds like you are having a lot of fun on your rides after work! Awesome riding!

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  2. It is more for mountain bikes and hikers I think..at least that's what the sign says. It doesn't get used that much and it's really not torn up from dirt bikes, but there are some places that you will hike a bike. It's just too rocky, steep and loose. a couple places I couldn't even see the trail is was so grown over, but it's there, just had to drive through the brush and duck under trees etc. The first few miles would be great on a mtn. bike, really packed and well maintained. Good technical stuff in some parts too, really fun, the middle part is dicey, then it seemed pretty smooth again, really narrow singletrack. I'll have to head up and helmet cam it sometime.

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  3. The whole time we were on it I thought that it would be a fun ride on and MTB as well. I would definitely do the fat man approach and drive a truck up to the trail head - but it could be fun for an MTB.

    I don't know about you - but my arms are SHOT this morning from the entire ride...

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  4. Dude, I hear ya. Arms, lats, traps..

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  5. Ya, shoot a video. They came over and updated our internet so videos on our computer really work well now.

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  6. Dude, from the map it looks like a pretty freakin awesome trail. Too bad it got less interesting as you went. About how long was the ride to the point you cut out?

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  7. Prolly 45 minutes from the start of the singletrack till we turned around, next time we'll plan for more time on this trail.

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  8. Wow. I would love to have a blast down that trail.

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