5 miles
Distance
198 ft
Climb
-1,819 ft
Descent
00:53:10
Avg time
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Bench Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bench Creek
    Kamas, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Log Ride
  • Global Ranking
    #33736 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The trail follows Bench Creek for most of it's distance up before cutting up and over a ridge to the Camp Hollow Trail. There are three log rides near each other, one is a creek crossing with the two not far above it. The trail crosses creeks several times. After crossing the road at the trail is pretty mellow before heading down to the Camp Hollow trail. Sections of the trail are so steep that only the strongest climbers will have a chance of making it up them. Going downhill the trail is fun with a few rocks that can be used to get air.

More Stats for Bench Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,622 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,201 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,935 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,822 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,201 ft
  • Grade
    -6.03%
  • Grade max
    -75.018%
  • Grade min
    37.178%
  • Distance climb
    3,278 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,298 ft
  • Avg time
    00:53:10
  • Avg reverse time
    01:27:55
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Status:
on Sep 2, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Bench Creek Trail Reports

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      Sep 2, 2019 @ 7:39pm
      Sep 2, 2019
      All downed trees are cleared, but the upper sections have a lot of overgrown bushes encroaching on the trail. Several sections are so dry it makes...
      May 27, 2018 @ 6:05pm
      May 27, 2018
      Rode to top. A little muddy and down trees (not as much as I expected). No sheep yet which means no mean guard dogs. Seriously if you hear sheep...
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 6:08am
      Jul 24, 2017
      Lower trail cleared, in good shape. Upper trail re-route (after left at trail marker) is looser and faint, but route on app will keep you on...
      Aug 24, 2016 @ 2:58pm
      Aug 24, 2016
      reporter 1-2 downed trees, have to walk over. A few small trees to ride over. Does not look like recent motorized use has occurred. Trail, overall, looks good.
      Jul 7, 2016 @ 4:07pm
      Jul 7, 2016
      Trail is largely retired at this point for wheeled use. Many downed trees, faint overgrown trail.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 21 rides
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      Nov 18, 2014 @ 8:29pm
      Nov 18, 2014

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Raeshell (Jul 24, 2017 at 15:18)
       Bottom is a bit rough due to the creek overflow. Water crossings are still pretty wet with a few mudbogs, but possible to get around. After the first mile or so it's really nice. A bit overgrown up top, but all part of the fun.
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