10.9 miles
Distance
1,121 ft
Climb
-1,313 ft
Descent
5,241 ft
High Point

This route includes a couple short unofficial alternative routes that are less up and down and better for through-travel.

The longest unbroken stretch of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Utah Valley, this is a good day hike, a couple hours ride, or a half-marathon run. And great views the whole way.

Detailed Description
BST: Provo to Springville is a 11 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Provo Utah. This trail running primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 17 trails. This route climbs 1,121 ft with a max elevation of 5,241 ft then descends -1,313 ft.
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20 Reviews & Comments

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provomtnsrider (Apr 28, 2022 at 0:22)
Hero Dirt for the parts that have dirt. A hard tail is a great bike if you want a challenge! Check your tire pressures before coming down to avoid dinging your rims.
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Ghdresse472 (Oct 4, 2020 at 12:54)
Steeeeeeep.
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brentdalling (Sep 12, 2020 at 16:22)
This was a lot harder than I thought it would be. So much loose gravel and larger rocks. It makes for a seriously tough climb. I had to get off about half way and hike-a-bike until the last .5 mile. Coming down was a blast though. Almost ate $@#$ off a drop. But this was a great ride overall. I would probably shuttle this next time. The down hill was NOT worth the up hill climb on this one. And I love climbing.
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wutsch (Oct 2, 2019 at 9:09)
Went all the way to the campground and had to descend in the dark without a light since it gets dark quickly in the wooded canyon as soon as the sun gets low. Also, on the way back, maybe 3/4 mile below the campground, my friend and I spooked a big, dark, round shape that made a bearlike huff and crunched the brush beneath it. Naturally, we decided to keep riding to put some distance between us and the bear. We made it back safe but my thighs were burning at the bottom. Crazy ride.
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Nathangouff (May 11, 2020 at 14:48)
Willy? is that you?
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rideyearround (Sep 28, 2018 at 15:59)
Besides the first half mile (going south), most of this section of the BST is actually single track. It’s also not very flat and has a couple of super steep, loose climbs. The middle section has some good flow to it. The section south of Clearwater/Spring Canyon is gated and rerouted to farther down the hill.
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rideyearround (Sep 28, 2018 at 15:59)
Besides the first half mile (going south), most of this section of the BST is actually single track. It’s also not very flat and has a couple of super steep, loose climbs. The middle section has some good flow to it. The section south of Clearwater/Spring Canyon is gated and rerouted to farther down the hill.
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todd Trailforks (Jul 9, 2018 at 12:08)
Agreed, changed it and added some better details in description
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ryanwilk (May 1, 2018 at 16:13)
Trail Slate Canyon
I rode this a year ago on an all mountain bike with slack geometry and it was not a very enjoyable ride. I went back this year with a trail bike with more cross country geometry and plus tires, and it was much more enjoyable. Still a very steep climb but if you have the stamina and a good XC bike, I highly recommend this trail.

The way down can be sketchy, it is loose and roughly a 20% grade the whole time, so drop your seat out of the way and get ready to ride your front brake!
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swamper1 (Jan 13, 2018 at 5:31)
This should be a black diamond at best. It really isn't that bad.
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jarviscera (Jul 9, 2018 at 10:47)
Agreed. Double black makes no sense. Maybe a blue for descending and a black for ascending.
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ryanwilk (Jul 22, 2017 at 17:54)
This is a very very technical ride up, simply because the trail is entirely loose rocks. Sliding a tire off the side of a rock or having rocks slide out from under your back tire are very common. The way down is fun, but again, very technical. Too much brake and your front tire starts to dig in.
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ryanwilk (Jul 22, 2017 at 17:52)
Trail Slate Canyon
This trail is extremely steep. It's a bunch of loose rocks, but it is very pretty and the trail is wide. Most trails have a steep section and then it flattens out a little bit, but the steepness just keeps coming on this trail. It's a difficult ride.
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Jairus101 (May 27, 2017 at 15:12)
So many rocks! I biked down it, and if was fantastic. My arms are numb, but thats to be expected with so many rocks Wink
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Connerv6 (Apr 27, 2017 at 10:28)
Basically a gravel road, but have a few spots you can get spicy on with some imagination. Good news is it is super sandy gravel so even after a soaking rain it is pretty rideable.
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JpWalker (Oct 25, 2016 at 8:09)
Trail Slate Canyon
A lot of loose big rocks. Very steep.
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abef (Oct 21, 2015 at 20:02)
Boost off the little kickers to spice up the ride (going southbound).
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abef (Oct 21, 2015 at 20:00)
If you're heading southbound on this trail, challenge yourself to not touch the brakes once. This can make the trail somewhat more interesting and fun.
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abef (Oct 21, 2015 at 20:00)
If you're heading southbound on this trail, challenge yourself to not touch the brakes once. This can make the trail somewhat more interesting and fun.
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abef (Oct 21, 2015 at 20:00)
If you're heading southbound on this trail, challenge yourself to not touch the brakes once. This can make the trail somewhat more interesting and fun.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Trail Running
  • Other Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Snowshoe
  • AKA
    Bonneville Shoreline Trail
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for BST: Provo to Springville mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -192 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,763 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,109 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,918 ft
  • Grade
    -0.3%
  • Grade max
    -66.3%
  • Grade min
    39.5%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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