83.6 miles
Distance
12,021 ft
Climb
-12,426 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This ride would hurt a lot.

Detailed Description
A world of hurt is a 84 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Heber City Utah. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 27 trails. This route climbs 12,021 ft with a max elevation of 9,441 ft then descends -12,426 ft.
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77 Reviews & Comments

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Jgiannetti (Oct 9, 2022 at 21:14)
This trail is sooo good I did it twice. I just put my thumb out and shuttled each time. The locals are real friendly. Thank you locals!
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DaveSLC (Sep 25, 2022 at 9:28)
Ok
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Nikonf5 (Sep 8, 2022 at 19:58)
Nope went down the connector
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Nikonf5 (Sep 8, 2022 at 8:48)
This trail is no fun. It’s rocky and pure torture. We felt like there was anything fun about it.
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UtahJohn TRAILFORKS (Sep 8, 2022 at 19:25)
sounds like you were climbing it, which is the wrong way.
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jtalleymo (Aug 27, 2022 at 21:04)
My favorite trail outside of bike parks trails pretty technical(blue to black tech) to awesome flow. Only thing is berms are washed out so very tight turns with little to no berm.
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TimothyHk3qWd (Aug 8, 2022 at 21:10)
Amazing going down.
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TimothyHk3qWd (Aug 7, 2022 at 14:47)
The fact that there are no leash dog days combined with allowing bikes, this is a 5 star for my border collie and I. Kind of like a pleasure cruise for a few miles that you can have fun with if you want.
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JeffGiles94 (Jul 5, 2022 at 13:56)
Trail Insurgent
Absolute blast. Super blown out and raw.
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jpcrockett (Jul 2, 2022 at 21:28)
Trail Insurgent
So good. Best descent in the area
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markswift (Jul 2, 2022 at 8:11)
Trail Insurgent
Unmaintained. Should have a closed sign up
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Blat17 (Jun 28, 2022 at 5:35)
Trail Rob's
Robs is closed 6/28-6/29 for maintenance
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makita29 (Jun 23, 2022 at 20:26)
Trail Mid Mountain
The Colony has again opened the restroom, water is available.
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op23 (Jun 12, 2022 at 8:17)
signage indicates that bikes are allowed on this trail on all days like the rest of pipeline
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op23 (Jun 12, 2022 at 8:17)
signage indicates that bikes are allowed on this trail on all days like the rest of pipeline
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op23 (Jun 12, 2022 at 8:17)
signage indicates that bikes are allowed on this trail on all days like the rest of pipeline
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atfarley (Sep 24, 2021 at 19:15)
Isn’t this called Elbow Fork on signage?
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atfarley (Sep 24, 2021 at 19:15)
Isn’t this called Elbow Fork on signage?
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atfarley (Sep 24, 2021 at 19:15)
Isn’t this called Elbow Fork on signage?
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EMG1992 (Aug 18, 2021 at 15:52)
Trail Armstrong
Great way to access Mid-Mountain. Beautiful climb
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sdurant12 (Jul 18, 2021 at 6:23)
Founds someone’s riding glasses near the bottom of wow trail yesterday! Shoot me a message with the brand/model and we can meet up.
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trixy (Jul 1, 2021 at 9:48)
Wow is a intermediate flow trail that drops down into a awesome farm valley town with great old school country vibes. Don't forget to check out the local farmers markets and creameries for the best ice cream. A definite break from Park City
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mexicanwaterdachshund (Jun 29, 2021 at 17:15)
Snoop Dizzle would say this trail is the Bomb Dizzle!
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Kstobler (Jun 29, 2021 at 12:01)
This is a fun trail coming down off Crest. Little rollers and roots every so often.
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Kstobler (Jun 29, 2021 at 12:01)
This is a fun trail coming down off Crest. Little rollers and roots every so often.
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Kstobler (Jun 29, 2021 at 12:01)
This is a fun trail coming down off Crest. Little rollers and roots every so often.
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cameron-lv (Jun 19, 2021 at 6:08)
This is a fun flowy addition to the network, especially coming off the Crest as a connector to avoid some road going to the Pipeline. There are a few blind corners where it’s a good idea to have a bell and slow down for hikers that could be on the trail.
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cameron-lv (Jun 19, 2021 at 6:08)
This is a fun flowy addition to the network, especially coming off the Crest as a connector to avoid some road going to the Pipeline. There are a few blind corners where it’s a good idea to have a bell and slow down for hikers that could be on the trail.
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cameron-lv (Jun 19, 2021 at 6:08)
This is a fun flowy addition to the network, especially coming off the Crest as a connector to avoid some road going to the Pipeline. There are a few blind corners where it’s a good idea to have a bell and slow down for hikers that could be on the trail.
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makita29 (Jun 12, 2021 at 7:49)
Trail Mid Mountain
The Colony has opened the bathroom at the pumphouse, water is available.
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makita29 (May 28, 2021 at 15:54)
I’m a big fan of Rosebud’s beauty. Some surreal high desert, huge sage “trees”.
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makita29 (May 28, 2021 at 15:43)
Trail Rob's
I’d say from Rob’s top, riding Olympic over to the sports park and down Moose Puddles is the best down, all the way to BLT and OMH to Kimball Junction.
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slambiase (May 12, 2021 at 15:29)
Too many rocky skinny exposure sections for me
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Jschlehuber (Dec 25, 2020 at 18:09)
Several spots with packed snow and ice.
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makita29 (Nov 19, 2020 at 20:42)
Just now drying out, with a dried crusty mud for tacky heaven
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Three6ty (Oct 26, 2020 at 20:38)
Super fun trail top to bottom. Has three distinctly different climates. Up top your riding thru the aspens, and then you drop into the deserty scrub on the west face, cross back over and you are now into the pine trees and at some points you feel like you are in the jungle.
It is a must do if you are in the are. Whenever I visit Park City , I hop over the mtn and do this trail.
I do it as a shuttle, but see hikers and the rare biker climbing it.
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Eli07 (Oct 20, 2020 at 13:16)
I think the drops are so fun
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rayit33 (Oct 4, 2020 at 18:51)
Trail Riverview
Had a blast riding down this trail, a great way to end a long loop ride. A solid blue effort, nothing I would call black.
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NateGuiness (Sep 7, 2020 at 9:39)
Trail Insurgent
Steep and loose, like really loose
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gnarmtb95 (Aug 22, 2020 at 15:52)
If doing it on a hot day bring enough water. I was dying by the end of the ride. Super fun down hill that kicks your but.
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Eli07 (Aug 12, 2020 at 15:21)
I really like the pipeline trail it is a good mix of flow and tech
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Eli07 (Aug 7, 2020 at 11:05)
Relay good trail it was very rocky though
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riechern (Jul 26, 2020 at 20:34)
Trail Insurgent
An absolute sandbox
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NoGr1018 (Jul 25, 2020 at 11:03)
Trail Insurgent
Moon dust as of today, but rideable. Watch for the mega rutted switchback about half way down!
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G-Man333 (Jul 14, 2020 at 12:00)
Not a great trail, used as a connection from mid/bottom holly’s back to Collins If the mid section of robs wasn’t 1way this would never be ridden.
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cdeutsch (Jul 14, 2020 at 6:16)
Trail Armstrong
These reviews must be based on age of the reviewer...I’m 74 and it’s a HARD slog for me!
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NoGr1018 (Jul 10, 2020 at 18:18)
Be warned: saw 4 rattlesnakes today while descending from the crest.
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Ugene (Jun 23, 2020 at 6:51)
This is a fabulous well designed trail with spectacular vistas and ecosystems. If you’re a green/blue type rider and new to this trail, here’s some objective insight: Blue trails cover a wide spectrum — this one is upper-end blue. It’s more difficult than some of the popular PC blue trails such as Mid Mountain, Flying Dog, Moose Puddle and Spiro. In the last few miles, there are narrow mountainside tracks with some side hill exposures — not cliffs but very steep. Rest/repair turnout opportunities are limited and there’s little room for bidirectional traffic. Lots of switchbacks some are loose and rocky.
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Andycavs (Jun 21, 2020 at 18:10)
From
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cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (Jun 18, 2020 at 17:12)
Absolutely incredible trail, fantastically built! This must go on all MTBers bucket lists. I’ve ridden a lot of trails all over the world and this would be in my top ten, probably even top five. Endless, spectacular, swooping fun with stunning scenery and greenery to ride through! Thank you trail builders and the Park, amazing job!
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JacquiShort (Jun 4, 2020 at 21:22)
Trail Armstrong
This is an awesome trail with stunning views. Uphill but mellow grade and nothing technical.
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CarlyG (May 24, 2020 at 13:58)
Awesome trail. We road from top down. There’s two downed trees across the trail toward the top. Too big to move. Somebody will need to bring a saw. So just look out for those if you’re riding fast.
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callmeJohnWayne (Oct 6, 2019 at 17:36)
Horrible Slog up great down
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Mcpayne84103 (Sep 8, 2019 at 20:07)
A third of the ride was in the rain. The dirt was absolutely epic even while pouring on us in a storm. We saw moose, wild turkey, and the views were epic. We shuttled this reverse (downhill) and I feel this is one of the most underated trails I've rode in the state. The name wow is exactly how our group felt the entire ride
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CBizek (Aug 24, 2019 at 17:11)
Trail Armstrong
This is a good challenging uphill without being overly brutal. Great way to access many other trails and it is nice that its shaded most of the way.
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rpmotocross (Aug 2, 2019 at 15:26)
Fantastic trail. One hell of a climb. If you’re visiting the area, consider shuttling it. Wonderfully fun downhill that takes you through several layers of ecosystems. Exceptional ride.
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IamZOSO (Jul 30, 2019 at 16:18)
Meh
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BlairStumpJumper (Jul 27, 2019 at 19:19)
Ride this from the top of pipeline. Really fun way to end a ride.
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kpowell943 (Jul 20, 2019 at 12:09)
Beautiful trail. Great fun, great condition. Dry and dusty. Started at parking lot at bottom of canyon, left another vehicle up top. Hiked up starting at 6:30 a.m. Be careful - stinging nettle on sides of trail 7.1 miles up from bottom. After finishing regular WOW trail at mile 9, continued up 1.5 miles further on Upper WOW Trail to large parking lot with bathrooms. Shallow stream crossing on this upper trail one mile before the parking lot - no problem to jump over rocks, got a little bit wet. Saw three adult moose, two bulls, one cow, in parking lot meadow at 6:20 when dropping off car!
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jdpierce (Jul 10, 2019 at 19:08)
Trail Armstrong
As straight up climbs go, this one is as nice as you’ll find. The grade isn’t bad and mostly shade, but if you’re coming from sea level, you’re probably going to sucking air all the way up. Stay hydrated too.
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Jul 8, 2019 at 9:47)
Trail Armstrong
Wouldn’t call a slog, it’s pretty gradual and smooth. Easy climbing.
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Deez54 (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:41)
This trail is long and flowy! I enjoyed it. Went on a busy Saturday and wasn't too bad with foot traffic. Plus, the view from the lookout over SLC is great!
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Deez54 (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:39)
Good, fun DH technical type trail.
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Deez54 (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:37)
This DH is fun! I enjoy it. A little tech, some root drops, etc.
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Jun 16, 2019 at 13:02)
Trail Insurgent
Last rock jump now has another wood bridge so you can roll it if desired. Otherwise this trail is still raw and rowdy!
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ofresh (Jun 5, 2019 at 16:47)
Trail Armstrong
One of the nicest climbing trails in the Wasatch.
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dwismer (Aug 12, 2018 at 16:15)
Trail Mid Mountain
bone dry light traffic today
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Boomingsooner (Jul 13, 2018 at 22:59)
Trail Armstrong
It is an uphill slog. Not for the faint of heart.
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loganaddis (May 7, 2018 at 13:22)
If you ride the road up (gate is closed 5/1Cool to the train head, then this is a fun downhill ride before climbing up Phosphate. I believe it is both directions.
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Dennis151 (Sep 19, 2017 at 4:41)
Nothing technical. Nice easy going ride. Lots of fun!
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Fast44 (Jul 21, 2017 at 14:58)
Really long relentless downhill with tons of switchbacks. Nothing technical. No fearful exposures. The lower section of WOW drops out of the Aspens in to more open scrub. More Duffy. Lots of southern exposure so very dry here in mid July.
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Fast44 (Jul 21, 2017 at 14:55)
Trail WOW (Upper)
Very nice trail. Meanders through aspen and flowers with nice vistas of the Heber Valley below and the Wasatch Rim above. Rideable either direction. The fact that the upper third of the ride includes a 1000ft climb will keep the shuttle monkeys away.
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Fast44 (Jul 20, 2017 at 15:11)
Trail Insurgent
Steep hillside slash hidden deep in the trees with switchbacks, rock rollovers and a couple small drops.
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todd Trailforks (Jun 10, 2017 at 22:09)
Trail Rob's
The Uphill section is now marked. Thanks.
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dbogardus1 (Jun 10, 2017 at 21:33)
Trail Rob's
As of 6/10/2017 this trail was designated uphill only above the junction with Rosebud's heaven. From the top, going down through the Canyons and UOP trails are both viable options. Working your way over to Ricochet via Ambush and Holly's is probably the longest and most fun descent.
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atfarley (Mar 23, 2017 at 9:11)
So much foot traffic it's not even worth riding.
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tuffguppy (Oct 26, 2016 at 11:40)
Upper Rattlesnake is steep. I know. I have tried to ride it 26 times. It also has monster water bars and jagged embedded rocks and boulders. 458 Strava riders have been brave enough to even try to climb it. It's only about 1/10 of a mile long, but when you get to it after riding the lower 6/10 of a mile, regular humans are so tired they won't even attempt to ride that last part. My son has ridden the whole thing multiple times, on a hardtail. He's not human. I do know the water bar steps are getting bigger. Fall and spring are the best times to attempt the climb. The ground is firmer then.

Riding down it is fun if you think, 'the more rugged the better'. It's a little tough, but not too bad. Good intermediate riders should be able to do it. But if you don't make it there are a lot of rocks to land on to make you regret the attempt. I have ridden down it many times on a hard tail.

Beware of hikers. It's a popular hiking trail. I don't know why this trail has a 3.8 star rating. It is just a trail, that has existed for decades, that goes straight down the mountain with no forethought on how to build a trail.
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  • Altitude min
    5,362 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,767 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,361 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade max
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  • Grade min
    69.9%
  • Distance climb
    39 miles
  • Distance down
    39 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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