3,451 ft
Distance
-423 ft
Descent
00:08:28
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Jacobs Ladder Trail

Jacobs Ladder Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Corner Canyon
    Draper, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T4 Alpine Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #246 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

This is the upper part of the trail that is a very popular mountain bike trail going downhill. Riders love it for many reasons: It is fast, steep in multiple spots, and has different lines through some gnarled rocky formations. Several sections are a bit like a sandy gully that you can drift and powerslide around.

This section of trail is a slow and difficult hike, but hikers do come uphill. Since 2020 the traffic uphill by hikers and trail runners and increased, so please yield to hikers.

Access Info

The most common access is by riding up the Peak View Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Jacobs Ladder mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -423 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,035 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,459 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,458 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,037 ft
  • Grade
    -12.3%
  • Grade max
    -40.6%
  • Grade min
    1.9%
  • Distance climb
    52 ft
  • Distance down
    3,350 ft
  • Distance flat
    49 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:51
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Status:
on Jul 4, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (46 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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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      Jacobs Ladder Trail Reports

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      Jul 4, 2020 @ 7:25am
      Jul 4, 2020
      Jun 25, 2020 @ 7:21am
      Jun 25, 2020
      Good down hill, but challenging. I'm an intermediate rider. I was able to do it with a bit of anxiety. :-)
      Jun 25, 2020 @ 5:32am
      Jun 25, 2020
      Jun 24, 2020 @ 11:39am
      Jun 24, 2020
      Really slippery in some sections but not too bad
      Jun 24, 2020 @ 11:38am
      Jun 24, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 73 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,785 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,739 rides
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      Photos

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      87 |
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 6:38pm
      Oct 1, 2019
      135 |
      Mar 3, 2019 @ 10:24am
      Mar 3, 2019
      117 |
      Mar 3, 2019 @ 10:24am
      Mar 3, 2019
      437 |
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 10:23am
      Aug 13, 2018

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      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag beaterdit (Apr 12, 2018 at 12:09)
       Access is from Peak View. PERIOD. DO NOT HIKE UP JACOB’S.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag dd9433 (Aug 17, 2018 at 14:03)
       Preach, brotha. Unbelievable that this is actually an issue. Good lord some people are dumb.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag mtnsam (Aug 19, 2018 at 14:03)
       Good riding today on Jacobs Ladder despite the smoky air. Little dusty along the trail, but not bad.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Inspector24 (Aug 2, 2019 at 16:29)
       Jacobs should be listed as a one way downhill only. It’s miserable to hike or ride up and everybody uses it as a downhill only trail. Which is amazing for.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Jkuhni (Oct 1, 2019 at 18:27)
       DONT WASTE YOUR TIME HIKING UP JACOBS!! This trail should ONLY be accessed from the peak view trail. This trail should be changed to one way only!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag Taysky (May 5, 2020 at 10:41)
       I just spoke with Draper City & the Forest Service - the Forest Service owns this trail. They own the area north of the "Draper Alpine Trail".

      Officially it is a multi-use, multi-direction trail.

      I just want you to know that so you know what laws are over that area and trail. The LEGAL MATTER OF FACT is it's NOT a downhill only or mountain bike only trail. Nearly every other citizen who doesn't ride is going to look at Draper City and Forest Service website and read that they can hike/ride up this hill.
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      flag todd Mod Plus Trailforks (May 6, 2020 at 8:46)
       This is correct. And currently Trailforks shows actual trail designations according to how the legal owner classifies them. I think the comments with regards to what this trail "should" be, are just opinions and need to be taken as such. As both a mountain biker and trail runner, I would still find these comments to be good information, and I would personally avoid going up the trail because it would just not be a great experience. Can I go up it, and should any riders coming down yield, absolutely.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Johnberger56 (Jun 23, 2020 at 21:04)
       Conditions were fantastic for my first time down this trail. As an intermediate rider, there were two sections that stretched me just a bit, but it is a gorgeous and fun ride down some steeper sketchy rock sections and flowy sections.
      [Reply]

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