8.2 miles
Distance
1,597 ft
Climb
-1,595 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

I rode every single trail out there and if I was to go back this would be my ultimate fun loop. I might even just do multiple laps of this until I was too tired to pedal back up to the top. The climb really is an easy climb, with mostly a smooth gradual gradient. As you near the top there are a couple of more difficult sections to climb, but mostly just for some change in terrain. The highest downhill section is my favorite with large berms that will throw you through some big rock sections with good speed all the way down. The final down hill trail is not really an expert trail, but has a few tricky sections, but mostly fast berms and quick transitions through a dry hollow.

Detailed Description
Best of High Starr Ranch is a 8 mile popular intermediate route located near Oakley Utah. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 1,597 ft with a max elevation of 8,021 ft then descends -1,595 ft.
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17 Reviews & Comments

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Aidan22 (Aug 21, 2022 at 10:19)
Trail RADke
Trails closed
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Whitpaulsen (Jun 18, 2022 at 13:14)
Trail Short Fuse
No maintained at all. Lost the trail half way up and had to turn around.
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elposeur (Sep 9, 2021 at 16:30)
Trail Tombstone
Not really a buff trail. I found plenty of loose rocks
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obolosno (Oct 18, 2020 at 9:48)
Trail RADke
Very gnarly, definitely a black, It has become pretty darn technical because of the weather it has gotten. 9/10 trail though very very fun.
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BnRHolman (Sep 20, 2020 at 21:48)
This is NOT the way the High Star Ranch wants you to go to access their trails. Please refer to the local signage!
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nick72200 (Aug 1, 2020 at 11:45)
Trail Short Fuse
The trail signs show this as a black. A couple techie sections, but nothing exposed.
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Brhudd (Nov 15, 2019 at 11:30)
Trail RADke
Solid black trail. Probably my new favorite trail in the Wasatch back
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mtnsam (Aug 16, 2019 at 18:03)
Trail The Chase
Tight switchbacks and some technical areas and drops made this a fun and exhilarating downhill ride. Worth the climb to the top!
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mtnsam (Aug 16, 2019 at 18:01)
Trail Short Fuse
Tight berms and some rocky, technical sections. Beautiful riding through the aspen forest. Really enjoyed this downhill!
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mtnsam (Aug 16, 2019 at 17:08)
Trail The Chase
Rocky and a little overgrown sometimes. Moderate climb. Great views of the Kamas valley.
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mtnsam (Aug 16, 2019 at 16:51)
Trail Saddle Loop
Dry but not very dusty. Lots of shade along the trail. No very steep.
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mtnsam (Aug 16, 2019 at 16:26)
Trail Escalador
Dry and hot on an August afternoon. Some good spots of shade along the way to cool down.
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (May 4, 2019 at 20:07)
Trail RADke
This trail is legit! Super fun and built right with steep downhill and no rolling crap.
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atfarley (Aug 19, 2018 at 20:44)
Bad Hombre would make the list for 'best' but it's logistically not possible.
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atfarley (Aug 19, 2018 at 20:41)
Trail The Chase
Really awesome trail, like the others in this area.
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atfarley (Aug 19, 2018 at 20:40)
Trail RADke
WOW, they aren't letting up on the quality of these new trails.
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zsandstrom (May 7, 2018 at 14:10)
Trail RADke
Disagree with the description; this is appropriately rated as a black trail. Definitely not a double black, but a black nonetheless. Sweet trail, with good flow and enough rocks to make you feel like spending money on that fancy suspension was worth it. For all-in enjoyment, I'd rate it 8/10, only because there aren't trees (-1) and it's less fun when loose (-1).
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    13
More Stats for Best of High Starr Ranch mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,423 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,423 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,427 ft
  • Grade max
    -46.1%
  • Grade min
    32%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,047 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Escalador
Aug 6, 2022 @ 9:54am
Aug 6, 2022
It said it was closed, but we road it anyways. I am not one to follow stupid rules.
Saddle Loop
Aug 6, 2022 @ 9:54am
Aug 6, 2022
It said it was closed, but we road it anyways. I am not one to follow stupid rules. Trail is starting to get overgrown.
High Star Ranch Access
Aug 6, 2022 @ 9:54am
Aug 6, 2022
The Chase
Aug 6, 2022 @ 9:54am
Aug 6, 2022
It said it was closed, but we road it anyways. I am not one to follow stupid rules. Highly overgrown. Some little aspens will stop your pedals.
Short Fuse
Aug 6, 2022 @ 9:54am
Aug 6, 2022
It said it was closed, but we road it anyways. I am not one to follow stupid rules. A little overgrown.
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