9 miles
1,185 ft
-2,806 ft
2 miles
High Point

This route is difficult downhill riding. The section of Chris Flat and Bear Canyon are somewhere between expert and double diamond in places. No big drops, but very very loose, especially on the ridge.

This is a local favorite loop to do after work and chase the light on some of the more technical trails in American Fork Canyon. This route is a shuttle from either the fork or Mutual Dell.

It starts off with some fun up and fast downs along the Ridge 157 Trail. There are some little short climbs to give you some cardio and get you warmed up. Instead of the typical run down Mud or Tibble, you hang a left at the Pine Hollow fork and drop down. This is more of a fast flowing trail that is mostly buff singletrack and a fast splashy creek crossing. Continue on Salamander Flat with some more fast singletrack through pine trees and some great views of the back of Timp, then punch it to Timpooneke where you can refill your bottle or get a drink.

Now there is a slow grind up a bit of single track but mostly dirt road. If you are really doing this in the evening, this is where you have to make a decision based upon the time of year and how much light you have left. If the sun is going down fast, you can immediately drop down the Bear Canyon Spur #178 to Bear Canyon and enjoy some of the best technical downhill AFC has to offer. If you have some time to go, continue up the road to the campsite turn-off and grind up the singletrack to Julie Andrews Meadow. From there you will rip down the baby head infested part of Chris Flat and drop down the spur trail to Bear Canyon.

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More Stats for AFC Fight Night mountain bike route
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    -1,621 ft
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    6,429 ft
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      Salamander Flat (150) AF Canyon
      Salamander Flat (150) AF Canyon
      4:30 | 242 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Oct 19, 2018
      Global Fat Bike Day, 2015 Ride
      Global Fat Bike Day, 2015 Ride
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      Dec 6, 2015
      Pine Hollow Upper POV
      Pine Hollow Upper POV
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      Mar 20, 2015
      The drop off of Ridge 157

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      Pine Hollow
      Oct 26, 2020 @ 6:28am
      Oct 26, 2020
      Less than an inch of snow after the weekend storm with a few dry spots. Plenty of traction. Should turn to hero later this week if the snow melts and the moisture is absorbed into the dirt
      Salamander Flat
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 8:43am
      Jul 12, 2020
      Bear Canyon Spur
      Jun 24, 2019 @ 6:52pm
      Jun 24, 2019
      Lots of trees down between the road and Bear Canyon
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