2.2 miles
Distance
42 ft
Climb
-2,276 ft
Descent
00:17:06
Avg time
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Bear Trap Fork Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Ref Number
    #1161
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (5 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T3 Demanding Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Primitive
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #47588 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6847 in Trail Running
    • #3883 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 45 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    uinta-wasatch-cache national forest

STEEP -20% average grade. Upper section sustains over -30% grade. Aggressive trail bike is optimal as there's a lot of pedaling just to get to the Trailhead.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Bear Trap Fork multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,234 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,567 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,800 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,800 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,567 ft
  • Grade
    -19.627%
  • Grade max
    -53.932%
  • Grade min
    25.214%
  • Distance climb
    515 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    131 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:05
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on Aug 25, 2023
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (21 votes)
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      Bear Trap Fork Trail Reports

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      Aug 25, 2023 @ 12:23pm
      Aug 25, 2023
      Aug 25, 2023 @ 12:22pm
      Aug 25, 2023
      Some ruts at the top. Overgrown elsewhere but still primo
      Jul 24, 2023 @ 7:11am
      Jul 24, 2023
      Sep 6, 2022 @ 8:59pm
      Sep 6, 2022
      Slightly overgrown, but in good shape.
      Jul 4, 2022 @ 3:57pm
      Jul 4, 2022
      Downed trees have been cleared. Thank you whoever did that!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 396 rides
      • Last: Jul 20, 2024

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