1,053 ft
38 ft
-100 ft
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Salt Lake City Foothills
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
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  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Summer Only
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
  • Global Ranking
    #80472 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1554 in Trail Running
    • #5238 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 30 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Salt Lake City Parks & Public Lands

Great little connector between the City Creek trails and Terrace Hills section of BST bringing you to the older entrance of the Bobsled. The trail at the top is skinny and side-sloped so watch for pedal strikes. It drops into a valley that is steep with shaded switchbacks. That shade holds snow long after the season and the clay is tacky and thick. The climb up to the Bobsled entrance is pretty straightforward and not as steep as the City Creek side. There is a spur to an overlook of City Creek Canyon but note that bikes are not allowed on the City Creek trails so look but don't proceed further.


Tacky clay and snow stick around in the shade.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for BST (City Creek Overlook) hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -63 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,799 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,899 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,861 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,797 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    594 ft
  • Distance down
    459 ft
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on Jul 27, 2020
Very Dry
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      • 0 rides
      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      • 418 rides
      • Last: Nov 11, 2023


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