9 miles
Distance
2,144 ft
Climb
-2,079 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Start at lower summit parking lot climb to summit, ride the ridge to the overlook (careful on the climb to overlook) and turn around there and take south fork little deer creek back to lower parking lot. Hopefully this lets us get most of the climbing out of the way while the legs are fresh.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Lower Summit Trailhead - Ridge to Overlook back to South Fork Little Deer Creek mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    7,407 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,407 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,471 ft
  • Grade
    0.132%
  • Grade max
    -42.278%
  • Grade min
    43.53%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,123 ft
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      Trail transparency
      306 | 1 faves
      139
      South Fork Little Deer Creek
      South Fork Little Deer Creek
      5:52 | 33 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 26, 2018
      Ridge Trail 157 American Fork Canyon
      Ridge Trail 157 American Fork Canyon
      6:30 | 34 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 26, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      South Fork Little Deer Creek (252)
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 11:51am
      Mar 17, 2019
      Firm and fast groomage. Watch out for tree branches and a couple off camber turns. Nice cordurouy on Cascade coming back up to summit .
      Winter Pass
      Jan 30, 2019 @ 5:46pm
      Jan 30, 2019
      South Fork Little Deer Creek (252)
      Oct 4, 2018 @ 2:51pm
      Oct 4, 2018
      There are some avoidable puddles, and some that you can't avoid.
      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
      AF Overlook
      Aug 4, 2018 @ 8:40am
      Aug 4, 2018
      more reports »
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