9 miles
Distance
2,396 ft
Climb
-2,394 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This is the prime fatbike riding route in AF Canyon. This is typically a morning route through most of the winter, and an all day route when snow is packed from Pine Hollow and up. Pine Hollow trail has the tendency to melt as it is the lowest singletrack and the lower half is sun facing.

The route starts at the trailhead and climbs you up the road. Riders will often create a nice little groove to ride in up the road and it is a great way to get warmed up and dial in your ride. Some riders will start at Pine Hollow, but it is a brutal start. This route spins up the road to the Timpanooke trailhead parking where the 150/180 loop gets you rolling on some great winter singletrack. If you want to extend your ride, I suggest doing this loop multiple times. From there you start up Salamander Flat, which is a great climb with a few quick and fun drops. After you descend to the Pine Hollow intersection, you can continue down to the car, or add on the overlook ride to Ridge 157. The first part of the connector is a brutal climb, ride-able, but you need some cardio. Once past this, it is a fun spin to the overlook.

The ride down from the lookout is some of the best fatbike DH around. If Pinehollow is muddy, go back on Salamander Flat and descend on the road from the Timpanooke Trailhead parking.

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  • Winter only route
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    15
More Stats for Fatbike Prime Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,734 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,734 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,736 ft
  • Grade
    0.004%
  • Grade max
    -59.056%
  • Grade min
    51.6%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,938 ft
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      Pine Hollow AF Canyon
      Pine Hollow AF Canyon
      4:26 | 17 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Oct 20, 2018
      Salamander Flat (150) AF Canyon
      Salamander Flat (150) AF Canyon
      4:30 | 26 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Oct 19, 2018
      Ridge Trail 157 American Fork Canyon
      Ridge Trail 157 American Fork Canyon
      6:30 | 25 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 26, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Pine Hollow (047)
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 6:11am
      Dec 16, 2018
      Salamander Flat (150)
      Dec 8, 2018 @ 11:14am
      Dec 8, 2018
      Still too soft, needs more grooming and traffic.
      Ridge Trail 157
      Oct 4, 2018 @ 2:50pm
      Oct 4, 2018
      tree down on the Northern end of this trail. during the long steep climb heading north
      Pine Hollow (047)
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 6:12am
      Sep 3, 2018
      GWT (151)
      May 30, 2018 @ 12:08pm
      May 30, 2018
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