2.0 miles
Distance
273 ft
Climb
-268 ft
Descent
5,129 ft
High Point

This is my favorite trail run in Valley Vista. I prefer using the Giddy Up trail so that I don't have to worry about mountain bikers coming up behind me. The Cowley's Curse uphill trail for bikes is a nice gradual downhill that is easy on the knees and you can see the bikes coming. Some will note that the run goes down the mountain biking climbing trail. The directional trails at Valley Vista are suggested directions, and it is easy to step out of the way of a slowly climbing bike.

This makes for a hard cardio up, and relaxing jog down.

Detailed Description
Against the Grain is a 2 mile popular intermediate route located near Pleasant Grove Utah. This trail running primary route can be used one direction. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 273 ft with a max elevation of 5,129 ft then descends -268 ft.
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5 Reviews & Comments

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JackAtac (Sep 26, 2021 at 12:07)
Trail Soft Rock
Fun for beginners.
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Danny-boy121 (Jun 11, 2019 at 7:54)
Trail Giddy Up
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Jshoyal (Jul 28, 2017 at 16:09)
Trail Soft Rock
Easy. Good beginner trail.
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timsrichards (Jul 15, 2016 at 7:26)
Trail Rose
Trail is very good beginner loop.
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timsrichards (Jul 15, 2016 at 7:26)
Trail Soft Rock
Trail is very good beginner loop.
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Trails in Route

Giddy Up2,700 ft
Rose804 ft
Soft Rock1,129 ft

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  • Riding area
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Route Type
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  • Direction
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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Against the Grain mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,864 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,864 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,869 ft
  • Grade max
    -20.1%
  • Grade min
    29.2%
  • Distance climb
    3,474 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,181 ft
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Soft Rock
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