10.6 miles
373 ft
-2,888 ft
2 miles
High Point

Day 2 bike packing from Empire down WOW

Detailed Description
Bike Packing day 2 is a 11 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Park City Utah. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 2 trails. This route climbs 373 ft with a max elevation of 8,416 ft then descends -2,888 ft.

15 Reviews & Comments

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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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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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Daconley (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 7, 2020 at 11:05)
Relay good trail it was very rocky though
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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More Stats for Bike Packing day 2 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,515 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,901 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,416 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,902 ft
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  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,088 ft
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Fall colors of WOW Trail
Fall colors of WOW Trail
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Amazing colors of the Wasatch on one of the last rides in the high elevations.
WOW Trail Highlights 2021
WOW Trail Highlights 2021
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

WOW (Upper)
Aug 4, 2022 @ 4:30pm
Aug 4, 2022
Overgrown. Wear pants :)
WOW (Wasatch Over Wasatch)
Aug 4, 2022 @ 4:30pm
Aug 4, 2022
Upper section overgrown. Pants advised!
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