6.6 miles
Distance
1,406 ft
Climb
-1,406 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

From the Green Pond Trailhead Clockwise

Detailed Description
Climb-PoR-Ess-Penz is a 7 mile less popular intermediate route located near Mount Fromme. This mountain bike primary route. This route climbs 1,406 ft with a max elevation of 6,334 ft then descends -1,406 ft.
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9 Reviews & Comments

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atfarley (Jul 30, 2022 at 9:14)
Trail Middle Fork
Actually not much fun
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Kvision (Aug 28, 2021 at 11:43)
Sadly the work that has occurred on this trail for the summer ‘21 season has all but neutered it. While I didn’t love the deep ruts or piles of rocks scattered along the trail before, now it has turned into nothing more than another bland, brown conveyer belt. Only positive is it makes for an easier climb back out from Icebox.
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jeturner13 (Aug 28, 2020 at 13:49)
Trail East Fork
This trail is open to all uses, not just mountain biking. All forest service trails are multi-use. The trail is closed to e-bikes which are considered motor vehicles
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mxmader8 (Jul 11, 2020 at 16:47)
Trail East Fork
Climbing this one is pretty mellow, with off and on tree cover. Don’t let the couple sections of speedy XC in the middle fool you - the end climb is the steepest. Kudos to the folks that did the work to add the switchbacks - made a big difference at the end of a long loop to return to the road.
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asandbek (Oct 19, 2018 at 8:28)
Trail East Fork
Love riding East Fork. You can loop East Fork to Wheeler Canyon to Middle Fork if you're up for some punchy uphill climbing on Middle Fork. East Fork contains many rollers that can be jumped without having to carry too much speed. Totally optional though. You should expect to encounter some horse tracks/postholeing, but I never found it to be a distraction or problem. Mixed use trail so plan to encounter hikers and be respectful.

The descent down East Fork is superior to the descent coming down Middle Fork in my opinion. Climbing this trail from the Art Nord parking lot and then descending is also a viable option and will give you a feel of what to expect when you turn around and point it downhill. Overall a great trail to work on cornering, small jumps, with very few technical features if you decide to ascend from Art Nord.
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smokingtires (Dec 2, 2021 at 8:02)
Trail East Fork
The descent coming down Middle Fork is WAY better than East Fork. East fork is a snooze-fest, Middle fork is rocky, fast and awesome.
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ArthurUtah (Oct 14, 2018 at 14:48)
Trail East Fork
10/13/18 6 pm Breathtaking views of Snowbasin (SB) ski resort from East Fork Trail and from the Green Pond trailhead. I rode the East Fork to Wheeler Canyon 10 mile loop.

Good conditions on this East Fork trail and the Wheeler Canyon trail. Green Pond and other trails in the SB area were wet.

I had so much fun, even though it was 45F to 50F… (1) Wheeler Canyon downhill was surreal, with lots of happy hikers smiling, and zero snow. (2) East Fork coming back offered me “live postcards” of my surroundings that are engraved in my heart.

Warning! ... A few minutes after leaving Green Pond trailhead, I had to stop because of a big tree branch that fell on the East Fork trail (please see picture); I had to get off my bike and raise it up on a wheelie to get passed this obstacle. I did this twice: on my way to Wheeler Canyon and on my way back to Green Pond trailhead.
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ArthurUtah (Oct 14, 2018 at 13:52)
Trail East Fork
10/13/18 6 pm Breathtaking views of Snowbasin (SB) ski resort from East Fork Trail and from the Green Pond trailhead. I rode the East Fork to Wheeler Canyon 10 mile loop.

Good conditions on this East Fork trail and the Wheeler Canyon trail. Green Pond and other trails in the SB area were wet.

A few minutes after I got on the East Fork trail, I had to stop because of a big tree branch (please see picture) that fell on the East Fork trail; I had to get off my bike and raise it up on a wheelie to get passed this obstacle. I did this twice: on my way to Wheeler Canyon and on my way back to Green Pond trailhead.

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smokingtires (Mar 28, 2018 at 15:11)
Trail Middle Fork
Don't climb this trail. Just descend it!
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More Stats for Climb-PoR-Ess-Penz mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,440 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,334 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,334 ft
  • Grade max
    -53.982%
  • Grade min
    34.986%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,473 ft
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East Fork Down - Pt. 1
East Fork Down - Pt. 1
trail: East Fork
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Oct 15, 2020
Snowbasin East Fork Trail down from Green Pond Trailhead. Pt. 1
East Fork Down - Pt. 2
East Fork Down - Pt. 2
trail: East Fork
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Snowbasin East Fork Trail down from Green Pond Trailhead. 2 of 2

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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East Fork
Oct 22, 2022 @ 6:30am
Oct 22, 2022
Hard packed and Dry. Fast.
Upper Wheeler Creek
Oct 1, 2022 @ 6:32am
Oct 1, 2022
Middle Fork
Sep 10, 2022 @ 12:07pm
Sep 10, 2022
Very Dry & some sections getting powdery
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