6 miles
Distance
879 ft
Climb
-3,299 ft
Descent
00:36:21
Avg time
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Big Mountain Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Snowbird
    Snowbird, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Jump, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #16241 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Snowbird tram takes you quickly to the top. Hero types can climb to the top either (A) early in the morning so you reach the top before the upper trail closes to climbing, or (B) by climbing the tram road, which is a brutal proposition.

The trail itself seems to go downhill forever. In the beginning there are some big switchbacks with some small tabletops in between the turns. Next you hit the bowl area, which stays wet for long, so there are typically some kind of lattice woodwork (started out with pallets when it first opened). The second half is a mix of buff singletrack and medium to loose trail with some loose rocky sections, but nothing really steep. The only real feature is a bridge that takes you around a tight and steep turn. There are a few little table tops and lots and lots of very tight berms.

Disclaimer

Downhill Only during operating hours. Signage indicates you can ride up it before 10am

More Stats for Big Mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,420 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,419 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,847 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,847 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,428 ft
  • Grade
    -7.264%
  • Grade max
    -137.203%
  • Grade min
    139.228%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    471 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:21
  • Avg reverse time
    01:34:59
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Status:
on Jul 28, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.8 (24 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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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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      Big Mountain Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 2:40pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      reporter Super dry!
      Jun 27, 2019 @ 2:54pm
      Jun 27, 2019
      snow is melting out, maybe 2 weeks or so till Big Mtn is gtg all the way?...Looking up from Mid-Way trail looks possible to get up to Mid-Gad or...
      May 23, 2019 @ 7:20pm
      May 23, 2019
      reporter Huge Winter has these under snow for a long time!
      Sep 16, 2018 @ 2:11pm
      Sep 16, 2018
      More than the usual number of rocks on the trail. A lot of recent erosion has put baby heads all over the trail, could be a very bad day if you...
      Sep 16, 2018 @ 2:07pm
      Sep 16, 2018
      Very dry conditions!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 43 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 158 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 866 rides
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      Photos

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      17 |
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 6:07pm
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      Jul 26, 2019 @ 6:07pm
      Jul 26, 2019
      248 |
      Aug 29, 2017 @ 10:26am
      Aug 29, 2017
      690 |
      Sep 26, 2014 @ 8:10am
      Sep 26, 2014

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      7 miles

      9 Reviews & Comments

      • + 4
      flag scott-townes (Oct 22, 2014 at 18:06)
       A 6 mile lift serviced trail with over 3k of descent... really not much more to say. But if I had to... I'd say the only negative things you'll hear about this trail are either that its not smooth enough and you'll have to pedal in some short sections (on a bike! omg!!). Then again those people don't quite understand the point of this trail. Its not a flow trail, its not a trail for straight up DH bikes (you can do it but way more fun on a 4-6" trail bike). Its one of the longest lift-serviced trails in North America (possibly the longest), it will be rough on most but is nowhere near too tech. for intermediates and the scenery/trail itself changes 3 or so times on the descent. Best part is you can pedal to the top if you want to give yourself a really good ride with unreal views.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag dvbwn (Jun 27, 2016 at 17:58)
       Great description. Was on the fence about riding because I was listening to the whiners. Now I'm sold on checking it out this summer.
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      • + 1
      flag alekstkach (Jul 24, 2016 at 16:34)
       Scott-townes description is pretty accurate. Not a really a flow trial, not a DH trail, not really an XC trail. Not really much of a trail but it is long and you can take the tram up so I guess that is good? The view is awesome...
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag dbendixen (Jul 6, 2018 at 9:09)
       It wouldn't technically be a DH trail unless you know of an official DH trail somewhere that is this long. Definitely not XC--take your spandex elsewhere. Like someone else said, it's more of an enduro trail. I did it three times one afternoon when it first opened and enjoyed it, but haven't been back since. Maybe I need to try it again.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag forrestgladding (Aug 29, 2017 at 10:23)
       I call this an endurance enduro/DH trail. Its rated blue, but if you attempt this trail at speed and without stopping it easily changes the character of this trail to a black. Put it this way it would be the hardest blue you have ever ridden. I mean the best strava time is around 25 minutes of continuous hauling ass, that isnt easy feat for that long, rate it a black.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag wildrover (Sep 12, 2018 at 20:10)
       Call it whatever you want but I call it mandatory fun
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag DavidBirkley (Jul 26, 2019 at 18:02)
       Should open this weekend? Rode up it last weekend and crews were clearing snow.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Deez54 (Jul 28, 2019 at 16:38)
       Awesome trail. Has a little, or a lot, of everything! Opened this weekend. Go ride!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag KirstinK (Aug 2, 2019 at 13:27)
       The description indicating this climb was for “hero types” shied me away because I’m certainly not a hero type and I also thought it was making fun of those attempting to do it because it required super human powers. I’m so glad I ignored my misinterpretation. This is an incredibly gorgeous and fun climb and I’m not even good at technical riding. I walked a handful of times. Definitely a new favorite trail.
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