When you live in the Wasatch Front and like to ride the trails, you are always looking for new trails and adventure. Here’s a newer option for you
with loads of single track as well as other trails. I heard about these Eagle Mountain trails
from some friends whose kids ride for the local high school mountain biking team. They had some competitions at this venue.
Getting to the Eagle Mountain Mountain Biking Trails
It is relatively easy to find the Eagle Mountain Mountain Biking Trails. Put Hidden Hollow Elementary School into your GPS and it will get you almost there. You will end up at Pony Express Parkway and Hidden Valley Parkway in Eagle Mountain, Utah. Take the Hidden Valley Parkway south, it will turn into a dirt road and will end up in a nice meadow / valley area (named Hidden Canyon) where there is a nice large parking lot. You are there!
Jackrabbit Trail, Eagle Mountain, Utah
You will find the Jackrabbit trail to the left (east) side of the canyon. If you ride up the road that takes you to the ridge to the east, you will intersect the Jackrabbit trail. Of the two trails (Jackrabbit and Deadwood), this one meanders a bit more as you descend the hill back down to the road. At its highest point, it runs through some cedars and gives you a bit of cover. The terrain opens up as you decend down the switchbacks to the canyon bottom.
After you reach the road at the bottom, we took the road to the left (south) and met up with the Deadwood trail.
Mountain Biking the Deadwood Trail, Eagle Mountain Utah
The Deadwood Trail where we started heads into what looks like a past wildfire zone –Hence the name, I
believe. The Deadwood Trail heads due west before it dips south for a bit and then turns north west. You will see much fewer meandering turns at this point as you travel in a fairly straight line from this point for about 1 1/2 miles. It will intersect with road going west out of the canyon at while point, the trails heads more northeast until you return to the parking lot again.
Overall distance is just over 5 miles per my garmin.
Boy Scouts – Cycling Merit Badge
We have awesome scouts in our troop and love mountain biking. We used this as an activity on one of our campouts to get one of the required 5 mile rides that are needed for the mountain biking track. There were a couple spots that were
too steep and some of our younger scouts had to dismount and push their bikes, but overall, this ride was at their ability level with a fewer rest stops.
With gorgeous views, clean and easy to distinguish and follow single track trails, and a close location to Salt Lake City and all of Utah County, this is a great ride!
Thank you Eagle Mountain Utah for having these great Mountain Biking trails! Thanks Bryan and Cory for the great ride!