31.6 miles
Distance
7,482 ft
Climb
-8,001 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

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Detailed Description
Alex/Jaren Epic is a 32 mile moderately popular expert route located near Park City Utah. This mountain bike only route and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 33 trails. This route climbs 7,482 ft with a max elevation of 10,457 ft then descends -8,001 ft.
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117 Reviews & Comments

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forrestgladding (Aug 2, 2022 at 7:54)
This trail probably best ebike trail in Utah!
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forrestgladding (Aug 2, 2022 at 7:54)
This trail probably best ebike trail in Utah!
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forrestgladding (Aug 2, 2022 at 7:54)
This trail probably best ebike trail in Utah!
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forrestgladding (Aug 2, 2022 at 7:54)
This trail probably best ebike trail in Utah!
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forrestgladding (Aug 2, 2022 at 7:54)
This trail probably best ebike trail in Utah!
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forrestgladding (Aug 2, 2022 at 7:54)
This trail probably best ebike trail in Utah!
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forrestgladding (Aug 2, 2022 at 7:53)
This trail could be one of the best descents in the Wasatch if it got some love. Many sections washed out by recent rains. Rowdy descent from the saddle in a stunning location and quiet area of the Wasatch.
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forrestgladding (Aug 2, 2022 at 7:53)
This trail could be one of the best descents in the Wasatch if it got some love. Many sections washed out by recent rains. Rowdy descent from the saddle in a stunning location and quiet area of the Wasatch.
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Deez54 (Jul 9, 2022 at 15:20)
It's a solid down hill, especially the last section (which is the only section considered remotely double black). It's super sandy in the middle but all of it is rideable with some skill.
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slambiase (Jun 18, 2022 at 14:52)
Made it to a little over 9100ft before hitting some mud and snow Sunday
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Rail (Oct 2, 2021 at 16:26)
Trail Mill Canyon
To answer your question about the jumps, I've done this trail 4 or 5 times and have never seen any of the jumps in the pictures.
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Rail (Oct 2, 2021 at 16:26)
Trail Mill Canyon
To answer your question about the jumps, I've done this trail 4 or 5 times and have never seen any of the jumps in the pictures.
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Rail (Oct 2, 2021 at 16:26)
Trail Mill Canyon
To answer your question about the jumps, I've done this trail 4 or 5 times and have never seen any of the jumps in the pictures.
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watts95 (Oct 2, 2021 at 14:48)
Trail Holman
This is a moto trail and is very steep and loose. Would not recommend riding this trail. The effort to get to the top is not worth the decent.
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watts95 (Oct 2, 2021 at 14:48)
Trail Holman
This is a moto trail and is very steep and loose. Would not recommend riding this trail. The effort to get to the top is not worth the decent.
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jepartri (Sep 21, 2021 at 12:54)
Trail Holman
Very steep enduro DH type trail. Dirt Bikers help maintain this trail. This trail probably Would be overgrown and barely useable with dirt bike usage
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jepartri (Sep 21, 2021 at 12:54)
Trail Holman
Very steep enduro DH type trail. Dirt Bikers help maintain this trail. This trail probably Would be overgrown and barely useable with dirt bike usage
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alitata (Sep 12, 2021 at 15:44)
Difficulty depend on on which way you’re riding it. Going downhill is perfectly rideable, some loose sand and a few drops but nothing which deserves red rating. Difficult blue or one diamond.
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mranzin (Aug 30, 2021 at 18:18)
I usually keep my timber bell on during the climb to alert the shuttle bros before they skid into me. It’s good both ways, but if you bash into someone on your descent, that’s on you, because it’s super popular both ways. Also, it’s nowhere near as sketchy as the also bidirectional Spiro.
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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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EMG1992 (Aug 18, 2021 at 15:52)
Trail Armstrong
Great way to access Mid-Mountain. Beautiful climb
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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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EMG1992 (Aug 18, 2021 at 15:52)
Trail Armstrong
Great way to access Mid-Mountain. Beautiful climb
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kainpwnsu (Aug 18, 2021 at 11:56)
I've ridden this at least annually since 1994. Veteran advice: there is no shame in walking - most riders do. The reward is significant. Use that "granny gear" big enough to serve a turkey dinner, and you'll at least get a good run into it. Some riders will grind it straight to the top.

Definitely gets your blood going and reminds me of climbing the Germania Pass road in Alta: steep as *$#@.
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TrekRider89 (Aug 13, 2021 at 20:49)
One of the hardest climbs I’ve ever had. Loose and Rocky, very few good lines. Makes you appreciate the downhill.
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Henke14 (Jul 13, 2021 at 19:53)
So torn here. Beautiful up and down. However, this is a collision accident waiting to happen. Almost had to bail off my bike on the way up as a DH rider was going too fast to stop around a blind curve. Given the proximity of Armstrong and the crest access, something badly needs to be done here. Designated up days? Alternating days? Another up only trail to connect from Armstrong? Again, can't recommend because it was dangerous beyond what is necessary but it was a beautiful trail for sure. Sad.
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ShayleeAzegwM (Jul 10, 2021 at 14:52)
Trail Holman
Super steep and there are some washed out areas. Unless you want a really tough downhill or uphill challenge I wouldn’t recommend.
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ShayleeAzegwM (Jul 10, 2021 at 14:52)
Trail Holman
Super steep and there are some washed out areas. Unless you want a really tough downhill or uphill challenge I wouldn’t recommend.
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ohwell (Nov 15, 2020 at 18:59)
Super fun on a dirt bike, several exposed sections, a couple of no fall zones. Not as well traveled as other trails in AF. The view at the top is amazing looking into Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons.
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ohwell (Nov 15, 2020 at 18:59)
Super fun on a dirt bike, several exposed sections, a couple of no fall zones. Not as well traveled as other trails in AF. The view at the top is amazing looking into Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons.
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Heaps (Aug 28, 2020 at 13:54)
Trail Mill Canyon
Are the photos wrong for this trail or is there actually jumps up there? Curious because you can see the road in one of the photos and theres not a road any where near this trail.
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Heaps (Aug 28, 2020 at 13:54)
Trail Mill Canyon
Are the photos wrong for this trail or is there actually jumps up there? Curious because you can see the road in one of the photos and theres not a road any where near this trail.
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Heaps (Aug 28, 2020 at 13:54)
Trail Mill Canyon
Are the photos wrong for this trail or is there actually jumps up there? Curious because you can see the road in one of the photos and theres not a road any where near this trail.
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trentzim (Aug 1, 2020 at 17:11)
Trail Mill Canyon
Really fun climb on a dirtbike, technical but not overwhelming. There’s a decent climb around a quarter mile in but it’s fairly smooth. Try not to spin out on this part—it’s been rutted out from that.
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trentzim (Aug 1, 2020 at 17:11)
Trail Mill Canyon
Really fun climb on a dirtbike, technical but not overwhelming. There’s a decent climb around a quarter mile in but it’s fairly smooth. Try not to spin out on this part—it’s been rutted out from that.
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trentzim (Aug 1, 2020 at 17:11)
Trail Mill Canyon
Really fun climb on a dirtbike, technical but not overwhelming. There’s a decent climb around a quarter mile in but it’s fairly smooth. Try not to spin out on this part—it’s been rutted out from that.
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livetomtb (Jul 18, 2020 at 15:24)
Trail Mill Canyon
really fun on an ebike. not sure i would classify it as a double black though, maybe a double black climb?
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livetomtb (Jul 18, 2020 at 15:24)
Trail Mill Canyon
really fun on an ebike. not sure i would classify it as a double black though, maybe a double black climb?
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livetomtb (Jul 18, 2020 at 15:24)
Trail Mill Canyon
really fun on an ebike. not sure i would classify it as a double black though, maybe a double black climb?
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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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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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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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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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trentzim (Jun 13, 2020 at 16:02)
This trail can get pretty rocky but it’s super fun being this high up in the mountains. Views for days.
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trentzim (Jun 13, 2020 at 16:02)
This trail can get pretty rocky but it’s super fun being this high up in the mountains. Views for days.
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trentzim (Jun 13, 2020 at 16:02)
This trail can get pretty rocky but it’s super fun being this high up in the mountains. Views for days.
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trentzim (Jun 13, 2020 at 16:02)
This trail can get pretty rocky but it’s super fun being this high up in the mountains. Views for days.
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trentzim (Jun 13, 2020 at 16:02)
This trail can get pretty rocky but it’s super fun being this high up in the mountains. Views for days.
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trentzim (Jun 13, 2020 at 16:02)
This trail can get pretty rocky but it’s super fun being this high up in the mountains. Views for days.
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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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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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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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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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NoGr1018 (Jun 1, 2020 at 14:10)
Trail Mid Mountain
As of today, there were 7 dead aspens blocking the trail going east towards CMG. none of them were rideable, so had to shoulder the bike and climb over. Hoping someone with more lumberjack experience than I do can get out there soon and remove them.
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Gravityclown (May 31, 2020 at 21:21)
Clear up to 8800 feet then fallen trees mud and eventually some snow pack. Turned around at 8900 feet.
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dhpinner SLVTS (Oct 1, 2019 at 11:31)
Dogs are not allowed in either Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons.
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dhpinner SLVTS (Oct 1, 2019 at 11:31)
Dogs are not allowed in either Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons.
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50trails (Sep 22, 2019 at 21:15)
Trail Mill Canyon
So before you embark on a ride in American Fork Canyon, here's a few things to know:

1. This area is a moto playground. Be prepared for massive ruts, huge acceleration/braking bumps, trails that get tilled up and climbs in spots that are down right sadistic. To these points, the trails are and will continue to be cut in by motos, so they are going to flow and cater to them.

2. For all the reasons above, if it rains, avoid for at least a week after the last day of rain. The lower half is well canopied and very slow to dry. Long, massive mud holes form with all the moisture and they are cupped so bad that you will continually slide off the sides into the center.

3. Many of the trails are very loose in spots. Be prepared to encounter anything from ball-bearing mixed loose surfaces to scree fields to volleyball sized boulders that are usually in the middle of the trail at the most inopportune times.

4. If you go on a weekend, be prepared to pull over semi-regularly for the moto trains. Not saying they do not have a right to be there - you just need to be prepared and off-trail because they can move in a pack pretty fast. Early weekdays may be the lightest for trail traffic.

5. The day fee to ride here is $6 - there is a pay station at the reservoir.

For all of these reasons above, if you have both a moto and a MTB, 11 times out of 10 I would choose to moto these trails. There are so many better trails to ride around this area, and the work that you do to access the good stuff isn't simply worth any of the hassle you deal with. To date, it ranks as one of the worst MTB trail networks I've ridden.

Zero stars as a network of MTB trails, 4 as a network of moto trails.
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50trails (Sep 22, 2019 at 21:15)
Trail Mill Canyon
So before you embark on a ride in American Fork Canyon, here's a few things to know:

1. This area is a moto playground. Be prepared for massive ruts, huge acceleration/braking bumps, trails that get tilled up and climbs in spots that are down right sadistic. To these points, the trails are and will continue to be cut in by motos, so they are going to flow and cater to them.

2. For all the reasons above, if it rains, avoid for at least a week after the last day of rain. The lower half is well canopied and very slow to dry. Long, massive mud holes form with all the moisture and they are cupped so bad that you will continually slide off the sides into the center.

3. Many of the trails are very loose in spots. Be prepared to encounter anything from ball-bearing mixed loose surfaces to scree fields to volleyball sized boulders that are usually in the middle of the trail at the most inopportune times.

4. If you go on a weekend, be prepared to pull over semi-regularly for the moto trains. Not saying they do not have a right to be there - you just need to be prepared and off-trail because they can move in a pack pretty fast. Early weekdays may be the lightest for trail traffic.

5. The day fee to ride here is $6 - there is a pay station at the reservoir.

For all of these reasons above, if you have both a moto and a MTB, 11 times out of 10 I would choose to moto these trails. There are so many better trails to ride around this area, and the work that you do to access the good stuff isn't simply worth any of the hassle you deal with. To date, it ranks as one of the worst MTB trail networks I've ridden.

Zero stars as a network of MTB trails, 4 as a network of moto trails.
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50trails (Sep 22, 2019 at 21:15)
Trail Mill Canyon
So before you embark on a ride in American Fork Canyon, here's a few things to know:

1. This area is a moto playground. Be prepared for massive ruts, huge acceleration/braking bumps, trails that get tilled up and climbs in spots that are down right sadistic. To these points, the trails are and will continue to be cut in by motos, so they are going to flow and cater to them.

2. For all the reasons above, if it rains, avoid for at least a week after the last day of rain. The lower half is well canopied and very slow to dry. Long, massive mud holes form with all the moisture and they are cupped so bad that you will continually slide off the sides into the center.

3. Many of the trails are very loose in spots. Be prepared to encounter anything from ball-bearing mixed loose surfaces to scree fields to volleyball sized boulders that are usually in the middle of the trail at the most inopportune times.

4. If you go on a weekend, be prepared to pull over semi-regularly for the moto trains. Not saying they do not have a right to be there - you just need to be prepared and off-trail because they can move in a pack pretty fast. Early weekdays may be the lightest for trail traffic.

5. The day fee to ride here is $6 - there is a pay station at the reservoir.

For all of these reasons above, if you have both a moto and a MTB, 11 times out of 10 I would choose to moto these trails. There are so many better trails to ride around this area, and the work that you do to access the good stuff isn't simply worth any of the hassle you deal with. To date, it ranks as one of the worst MTB trail networks I've ridden.

Zero stars as a network of MTB trails, 4 as a network of moto trails.
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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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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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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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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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str8line (Aug 16, 2019 at 15:28)
Trail Holman
Great trail if you want to test your skills going downhill and you are a very strong expert. This trail probably can not be ridden up, it's way too steep and nasty. I don't think you can blame the motorcycles for the condition of the trail, it's just steep and rocky. In fact if there were not motorcycles riding it there probably wouldn't even be a trail left since almost no one hikes or bikes it. Best way to access it is from the summit take the 252 to the 157 to the 39(Holman). Leave your shuttle vehicle at Tibble Fork reservoir. Great overall ride if you can handle the descent.
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str8line (Aug 16, 2019 at 15:28)
Trail Holman
Great trail if you want to test your skills going downhill and you are a very strong expert. This trail probably can not be ridden up, it's way too steep and nasty. I don't think you can blame the motorcycles for the condition of the trail, it's just steep and rocky. In fact if there were not motorcycles riding it there probably wouldn't even be a trail left since almost no one hikes or bikes it. Best way to access it is from the summit take the 252 to the 157 to the 39(Holman). Leave your shuttle vehicle at Tibble Fork reservoir. Great overall ride if you can handle the descent.
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sgoldfield (Aug 6, 2019 at 12:04)
It's only a sketchy climb if you are riding out of control downhill. Armstrong to Pinecone is a fantastic beautiful and shaded way to climb to the top of the crest. It is also one of my personal favorite downhills, but it is a two-way trail and should be ridden as such. There are plenty of places on it with good sight lines that you can open it up as long as you are careful when it gets tighter lower down. Everyone can safely enjoy this trail both up and down.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 21:45)
It's tough, but I enjoyed climbing it!
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Jun 26, 2019 at 14:41)
Not sure why everyone is so afraid of puke hill. It isn’t fun but it’s so short you can just use one burst of energy to get up to the flat section.
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Jun 13, 2019 at 19:11)
For god sakes people only climb this if it’s early season and other routes to the crest aren’t open yet. It’s such a high speed descent that it’s really sketch to climb.
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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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ofresh (Jun 5, 2019 at 16:47)
Trail Armstrong
One of the nicest climbing trails in the Wasatch.
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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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ofresh (Jun 5, 2019 at 16:47)
Trail Armstrong
One of the nicest climbing trails in the Wasatch.
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ski-or-die (Sep 3, 2018 at 15:17)
A fantastically technical descent. Entirely rideable, but ill-advised on weekends.
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ski-or-die (Sep 3, 2018 at 15:17)
A fantastically technical descent. Entirely rideable, but ill-advised on weekends.
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IamZOSO (Sep 2, 2018 at 17:42)
The end of this is wrong on the map. If you stay on the true Old Stage (by going around a gate), you'll climb more through super pretty terrain and you'll end up just below Puke Hill on the dirt road.
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danoiz (Sep 2, 2018 at 12:06)
Is this “Puke Hill”?
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UtahJohn TRAILFORKS (Jun 1, 2020 at 13:55)
no. This trail tops out at the bottom of the "Puke Hill" segment, which is the section climbing from the top of Crest Connect to the top of Pinecone. A lot of folks refer to this as "Dry Heave" hill.
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msu-alumnus (Aug 24, 2018 at 6:32)
It keeps out the riff-raff.
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manatee (Aug 18, 2018 at 22:05)
Great way to loop Crest-Mill D/Beartrap. I thought the climb was pleasant- it’s a mostly paved/gravel road to access houses, nothing too steep or unridable. Very quiet.
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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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Boomingsooner (Jul 13, 2018 at 22:59)
Trail Armstrong
It is an uphill slog. Not for the faint of heart.
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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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Boomingsooner (Jul 13, 2018 at 22:59)
Trail Armstrong
It is an uphill slog. Not for the faint of heart.
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skoch (Jul 6, 2018 at 9:11)
Trail Mid Mountain
Do g
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UtahJohn TRAILFORKS (Jun 24, 2018 at 11:11)
Really glad to see this as a separate section.
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thesquid (Sep 3, 2017 at 0:31)
Awesome high elevation climb and descent. One of the best in Northern Utah.
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bat-mehrens (Aug 7, 2017 at 8:55)
Rode up from Brighton to Alta and back. Its hard going getting up to the ridgeline of LCC, and on the way up, its probably at least 30% hike-a-bike. Coming down from the ridge to Brighton it is mostly rideable, there's a couple section of burly boulder fields that I would say are totally unrideable. Lots of hikers/young families on the lower section of the trail.
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bat-mehrens (Aug 7, 2017 at 8:55)
Rode up from Brighton to Alta and back. Its hard going getting up to the ridgeline of LCC, and on the way up, its probably at least 30% hike-a-bike. Coming down from the ridge to Brighton it is mostly rideable, there's a couple section of burly boulder fields that I would say are totally unrideable. Lots of hikers/young families on the lower section of the trail.
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Fast44 (Jul 20, 2017 at 15:23)
Puke hill is an abomination. So many new trails going in to the Park City area, and there is no option for rerouting off this crap climb to one of the best sections of Singletrack in the entire country? Pinecone ridge from Park City is one of the best climbs around, but not all climbers are coming from Park City, probably more from SLC, leaving Puke Hill a wart on the ass of an otherwise otherworldly ride.
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BDK-MT-Biker (Sep 21, 2020 at 14:08)
Puke Hill is, for me, an aspiration! I admire the folks who take this in one shot and it is a way for me to measure progression toward ideal fitness.

The climb is part of the charm of the route and adds to the appeal. If one can proudly proclaim that they've conquered the climb, they have earned joyful passage to the remaining ride.
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Fast44 (Jul 19, 2017 at 18:50)
Fantastic climb to Wasatch Crest. Rides beautifully in either direction. Mostly climbs in stands of aspen trees, then higher up, pines. Nicely shaded and protects from wind. Comes out right at the top of Puke Hill, which is the brief, painful sun exposed fireroad access traditionally used by Wasatch Crest shuttlers riding north from Guardsmans Pass. From town via Armstrongs/ Pinecone ridge is just over 2900ft climb. Felt like less.
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Larsenbd (Jun 24, 2017 at 21:47)
Trail Mill Canyon
We did it this week with a group of 16-17 year-old boys, anticipating that we would have to walk down most of it, but there were only a few spots requiring dismount. Some spots were muddy; the end of the trail was great fun for boys because it had 3 stream crossings at the end.
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Larsenbd (Jun 24, 2017 at 21:47)
Trail Mill Canyon
We did it this week with a group of 16-17 year-old boys, anticipating that we would have to walk down most of it, but there were only a few spots requiring dismount. Some spots were muddy; the end of the trail was great fun for boys because it had 3 stream crossings at the end.
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Larsenbd (Jun 24, 2017 at 21:47)
Trail Mill Canyon
We did it this week with a group of 16-17 year-old boys, anticipating that we would have to walk down most of it, but there were only a few spots requiring dismount. Some spots were muddy; the end of the trail was great fun for boys because it had 3 stream crossings at the end.
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Frozen52 (Sep 8, 2016 at 19:27)
Trail Holman
Don't waste your time, this trail has been BLOWN out by the motorcycles going up it. It is rutted, rocky with ruts, corners dug out from the MC's even the downhill sections are crap. some of the hike a bike sections might have been ride-able if not for the motorcycles. Sad otherwise this might be a decent trail.
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Frozen52 (Sep 8, 2016 at 19:27)
Trail Holman
Don't waste your time, this trail has been BLOWN out by the motorcycles going up it. It is rutted, rocky with ruts, corners dug out from the MC's even the downhill sections are crap. some of the hike a bike sections might have been ride-able if not for the motorcycles. Sad otherwise this might be a decent trail.
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alekstkach (Jul 13, 2016 at 21:53)
Mostly a hiking trail but if you like a hard tech climb then go for it! Great views but crowded on the weekends
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alekstkach (Jul 13, 2016 at 21:53)
Mostly a hiking trail but if you like a hard tech climb then go for it! Great views but crowded on the weekends
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todd Trailforks (Aug 16, 2015 at 15:05)
Trail Mill Canyon
Right, this trail starts out great, then suddenly becomes a motorcross dug out rock garden. a couple extended sections you have to hike. But I totally agree, that it is worth the few hikes to get to the upper half. You quickly gain a lot of altitude and riding down Mud Springs and Tibble Fork is way fun.
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todd Trailforks (Aug 16, 2015 at 15:05)
Trail Mill Canyon
Right, this trail starts out great, then suddenly becomes a motorcross dug out rock garden. a couple extended sections you have to hike. But I totally agree, that it is worth the few hikes to get to the upper half. You quickly gain a lot of altitude and riding down Mud Springs and Tibble Fork is way fun.
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todd Trailforks (Aug 16, 2015 at 15:05)
Trail Mill Canyon
Right, this trail starts out great, then suddenly becomes a motorcross dug out rock garden. a couple extended sections you have to hike. But I totally agree, that it is worth the few hikes to get to the upper half. You quickly gain a lot of altitude and riding down Mud Springs and Tibble Fork is way fun.
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mkb5150 (Jun 9, 2015 at 18:17)
Trail Mill Canyon
is this really a double-black? can an intermediate rider climb this without too many dismounts?
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mkb5150 (Jun 9, 2015 at 18:17)
Trail Mill Canyon
is this really a double-black? can an intermediate rider climb this without too many dismounts?
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mkb5150 (Jun 9, 2015 at 18:17)
Trail Mill Canyon
is this really a double-black? can an intermediate rider climb this without too many dismounts?
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mkb5150 (Aug 2, 2015 at 13:16)
Trail Mill Canyon
I like answering my own questions... It's a tough climb with some super steep and loose sections that I had to hike, but definitely worth doing as a good way to loop with Ridge and Tibble
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mkb5150 (Aug 2, 2015 at 13:16)
Trail Mill Canyon
I like answering my own questions... It's a tough climb with some super steep and loose sections that I had to hike, but definitely worth doing as a good way to loop with Ridge and Tibble
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mkb5150 (Aug 2, 2015 at 13:16)
Trail Mill Canyon
I like answering my own questions... It's a tough climb with some super steep and loose sections that I had to hike, but definitely worth doing as a good way to loop with Ridge and Tibble
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