14.6 miles
Distance
2,505 ft
Climb
-2,222 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

One of the most well-developed sections of the BST. In several places (especially around the UofU), there are several alternative BST segments. This route has generally followed the routes most commonly accepted as official, and the most direct route for through travel.

Detailed Description
BST: Salt Lake City is a 15 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Salt Lake City Utah. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 28 trails. This route climbs 2,505 ft with a max elevation of 5,856 ft then descends -2,222 ft.
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50 Reviews & Comments

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0GT211hh (Aug 22, 2022 at 10:49)
According to signage on the red butte side, this trail is closed for construction of a water tank.
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Jdquinn95 (Jul 20, 2021 at 10:16)
Watch for rattlesnakes. Came across them twice this summer here
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gtxo8g (Jun 6, 2021 at 15:38)
Great trail. A lot of traffic and bike spandex
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cw801 (May 22, 2021 at 21:33)
This trail rips. Great improvement on an old classic
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IsntThisNic (May 18, 2021 at 18:24)
Baby rattler at mile 1.6
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IsntThisNic (May 18, 2021 at 18:24)
Baby rattler at mile 1.6
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yaaase (May 13, 2021 at 20:30)
The best you can really say about this is that it is the last section of dirt before city creek. At least it’s downhill only now.
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todd Trailforks (Apr 30, 2021 at 18:12)
I saw that. I am going to remove them
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todd Trailforks (Apr 30, 2021 at 18:12)
I saw that. I am going to remove them
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agbenson (Apr 30, 2021 at 14:55)
I think that parts of this trail are either permanently closed (the climb up to the ridge) or closed to bikes (the section along the ridge), according to SLC Public Lands: www.slc.gov/parks/trail-updates-in-slcs-foothills-natural-area (see the map posted on April 23, 2021 at the linked blog).

In exchange, we got the new 19th Ave downhill trail. www.trailforks.com/trails/19th-avenue
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agbenson (Apr 30, 2021 at 14:55)
I think that parts of this trail are either permanently closed (the climb up to the ridge) or closed to bikes (the section along the ridge), according to SLC Public Lands: www.slc.gov/parks/trail-updates-in-slcs-foothills-natural-area (see the map posted on April 23, 2021 at the linked blog).

In exchange, we got the new 19th Ave downhill trail. www.trailforks.com/trails/19th-avenue
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EeSOh0 (Apr 9, 2021 at 16:07)
It is so fun especially the rock garden.
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Ricksterdude52 (Nov 4, 2020 at 20:56)
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Ricksterdude52 (Nov 4, 2020 at 20:56)
9
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sarakyeo (Oct 29, 2020 at 13:11)
If you lost a jacket on this trail some time between Oct 26-29, 2020, send an email to sarakyeo@yahoo.com and describe the brand, color, and what's in its pockets to get it back!
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sarakyeo (Oct 29, 2020 at 13:11)
If you lost a jacket on this trail some time between Oct 26-29, 2020, send an email to sarakyeo@yahoo.com and describe the brand, color, and what's in its pockets to get it back!
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sarakyeo (Oct 29, 2020 at 13:10)
If you lost a jacket on this trail some time between Oct 26-29, 2020, send an email to sarakyeo@yahoo.com and describe the brand, color, and what's in its pockets to get it back!
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sarakyeo (Oct 29, 2020 at 13:10)
If you lost a jacket on this trail some time between Oct 26-29, 2020, send an email to sarakyeo@yahoo.com and describe the brand, color, and what's in its pockets to get it back!
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Apitney (Sep 19, 2020 at 12:33)
*9/14
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Apitney (Sep 19, 2020 at 12:33)
Anyone know if this has opened up since Monday’s (9/15) fire?
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mathcrank (Jul 22, 2020 at 22:36)
Easy least on my gravel...too bad the ride to the trail head is horrible.
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mathcrank (Jul 22, 2020 at 22:36)
Easy least on my gravel...too bad the ride to the trail head is horrible.
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Gramsta (Jul 19, 2020 at 20:51)
Fun little section to rip down from the main University trail.
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Gramsta (Jul 19, 2020 at 20:51)
Fun little section to rip down from the main University trail.
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ElDuderino2412 (Jun 12, 2020 at 22:58)
Great view at top. Not flowy. Basically just up and down to the top. If uride from beginning, there is a sketchy hike a bike.
Its worth doing atleast once though
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ElDuderino2412 (Jun 12, 2020 at 22:58)
Great view at top. Not flowy. Basically just up and down to the top. If uride from beginning, there is a sketchy hike a bike.
Its worth doing atleast once though
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Raraross16 (Apr 25, 2020 at 12:00)
Trail BST (Zoo)
Good trail if you are a beginner! There is a few challenging uphill spots but the rest is fun!
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Raraross16 (Apr 25, 2020 at 12:00)
Trail BST (Zoo)
Good trail if you are a beginner! There is a few challenging uphill spots but the rest is fun!
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nelsonpd (Mar 29, 2020 at 13:44)
I thought it was called Dry Creek?
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jerheck (Nov 14, 2019 at 10:22)
This climb is a great & challenging workout. If you like climbing and want a workout, this is a great trail IMO. If you want a fun ride, dropping into city creek and climbing a different route would be a better direction. My first attempt was almost 100% hiking from the switchbacks to the top (I was in worse shape than most riders). After a few months of hard riding I was able to ride the whole climb without walking. It is challenging, but doable. There's steep climbs with a few technical spots that make it more challenging from the start of the trail to the top. It's not really a fun climb (dropping into SLC is the only thing fun about this trail), but it's a great workout if that's what you're looking for. I commute home to bountiful from work in SLC when I can and this is a great way to fit in a challenging workout that helps me build strength and endurance, and gives me a good feel for my current fitness level.
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jerheck (Nov 14, 2019 at 10:22)
This climb is a great & challenging workout. If you like climbing and want a workout, this is a great trail IMO. If you want a fun ride, dropping into city creek and climbing a different route would be a better direction. My first attempt was almost 100% hiking from the switchbacks to the top (I was in worse shape than most riders). After a few months of hard riding I was able to ride the whole climb without walking. It is challenging, but doable. There's steep climbs with a few technical spots that make it more challenging from the start of the trail to the top. It's not really a fun climb (dropping into SLC is the only thing fun about this trail), but it's a great workout if that's what you're looking for. I commute home to bountiful from work in SLC when I can and this is a great way to fit in a challenging workout that helps me build strength and endurance, and gives me a good feel for my current fitness level.
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Clintcalder (Oct 5, 2019 at 21:24)
Trail is great, though some loose rocks. Dry with one wet section, but nothing serious.
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Clintcalder (Oct 5, 2019 at 21:24)
Trail is great, though some loose rocks. Dry with one wet section, but nothing serious.
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nelsonpd (Sep 12, 2019 at 19:19)
Climbed this trail and it’s totally doable, but could use work to be “fun.” Runnels and loose rocks all over the place make it kind of a grind
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nelsonpd (Sep 12, 2019 at 19:19)
Climbed this trail and it’s totally doable, but could use work to be “fun.” Runnels and loose rocks all over the place make it kind of a grind
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Deez54 (Jul 5, 2019 at 18:49)
This is a tough climb up that's for sure. Great work out.
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Deez54 (Jul 5, 2019 at 18:49)
This is a tough climb up that's for sure. Great work out.
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todd Trailforks (Jun 7, 2019 at 5:33)
I remember a fee steep spots, but maybe this should be green? I'll add gravel bike to list of bikes so it shows up on our gravel grinder page
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todd Trailforks (Jun 7, 2019 at 5:33)
I remember a fee steep spots, but maybe this should be green? I'll add gravel bike to list of bikes so it shows up on our gravel grinder page
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damdeez (Jun 6, 2019 at 22:59)
Mellow and wide trail most of the way if you are coming from NSL. Awesome trail to ride from NSL to SLC along with Sandhurst. Can even be done on a Gravel/CX Bike.
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damdeez (Jun 6, 2019 at 22:59)
Mellow and wide trail most of the way if you are coming from NSL. Awesome trail to ride from NSL to SLC along with Sandhurst. Can even be done on a Gravel/CX Bike.
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Sailanarmo (May 6, 2019 at 20:05)
Really fun trail with lots of jumps. Very flowy and was a ton of fun to ride.
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Sailanarmo (May 6, 2019 at 20:04)
I will agree with the person who said to reverse the directions. Unless you have a great bike, infinite leg power, great lungs, I would highly recommend not trying to climb this trail. It was a very difficult climb with lots of steep hills and sharp switch backs. Other than the beginning, I have to keep my bike on the lowest gear most of the time.
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Sailanarmo (May 6, 2019 at 20:04)
I will agree with the person who said to reverse the directions. Unless you have a great bike, infinite leg power, great lungs, I would highly recommend not trying to climb this trail. It was a very difficult climb with lots of steep hills and sharp switch backs. Other than the beginning, I have to keep my bike on the lowest gear most of the time.
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deepdrypowder (Apr 23, 2019 at 8:18)
This trail is ridden primarily in the opposite direction. Climbing up the tower roads and descending into city creek is a great romp. I would advocate for reversing the arrows.
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deepdrypowder (Apr 23, 2019 at 8:18)
This trail is ridden primarily in the opposite direction. Climbing up the tower roads and descending into city creek is a great romp. I would advocate for reversing the arrows.
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todd Trailforks (Apr 19, 2018 at 20:54)
You mean that little round water tank in the trees?
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CampbellTorres (Apr 19, 2018 at 18:58)
Hit the water tower drop, you won't.
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Kirstencrear10 (Nov 29, 2017 at 11:48)
Great learners trail but short. It’s got technical sections you can get better on but it’s not the whole trail, so you get a break in between.
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berryMonster (Aug 23, 2017 at 20:26)
The trail is pretty fun. Nothing too crazy except one area with tons of large rocks. Could see how that area would cause some issues. Just noting, it seems most people go up this. It is much more fun going down. So, if going down - be ready to have to slow down in some of the blind corners/turns.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • AKA
    Bonneville Shoreline Trail
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for BST: Salt Lake City mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    284 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,658 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,921 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,207 ft
  • Grade
    0.4%
  • Grade max
    -56.5%
  • Grade min
    51.2%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,285 ft
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