3 miles
Distance
1,250 ft
Climb
-16 ft
Descent
00:45:02
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Little Cottonwood Canyon
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ref Number
    #1001
  • AKA
    Quarry
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #711 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 25 in Hiking

This trail is ridden either as an outback from the bottom parking lot or shuttle from the top (Lisa Falls).

With moderate sections of tech and a wonderful gradient this trail is a true gem. The water bars make for great whoop-di-doos, but be very mindful of hikers with young families on the main track which is also a popular hiking route.

The upper section of the trail (above the 3rd bridge) have alternate routes for expert riders.

Full of Sandy loam, grit and lots of gravel and rocks, Quarry Trail handles moisture very well and is often still rideable when other trails in the area are not.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Little Cottonwood Canyon bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,234 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,423 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,657 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,423 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,657 ft
  • Grade
    7.2%
  • Grade max
    -8.412%
  • Grade min
    99.066%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    615 ft
  • Distance flat
    76 ft
  • Avg time
    00:45:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:48
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Status:
on Jun 17, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.3 (22 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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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
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Little... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 17, 2019 @ 4:17pm
      Jun 17, 2019
      Very minimal water issues. Trail is in GRRRREAT shape.
      Jun 11, 2019 @ 9:41am
      Jun 11, 2019
      Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface
      Jun 5, 2019 @ 12:11pm
      Jun 5, 2019
      reporter Now that the North facing snow is melting, this trail is wet on totally different sections than the past month!
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 2:54pm
      Jun 2, 2019
      There’s some water running down the trails but mainly in Rocky sections so no harm to the trail at all. Splashing good times!
      Jun 1, 2019 @ 7:28pm
      Jun 1, 2019
      Kind of a mess up there right now in my opinion.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 43 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 557 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,470 rides
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      Jun 12, 2019 @ 12:01pm
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      Dec 24, 2018 @ 12:14pm
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      Oct 26, 2018 @ 2:30pm
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      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      JHS: LTL CTNWD - Quarry Trail 2018
      3 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag mkb5150 (Aug 25, 2015 at 19:48)
       intermediate, not black diamond. has unofficial black diamond offshoots that you have to know how to get to
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag atfarley (Nov 2, 2017 at 17:30)
       The black diamond side trails are really the only reason to go. If you ride those trails down it a 4 star. If you just take the actual trail it's a 1 star. The more difficult trails aren't hard to find in the upper quarter of the trail. Haven't found any below the upper bridge.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag NSmith11 (Sep 26, 2018 at 16:22)
       I think the climb is black for the combination of fineness and rock navigating skills required on the upper third. Descent is whatever color you chose to make it.

      I started out liking this trail because it was ridable at speed as a beginner(very few tight turns). Then I started to dislike it because I couldn't seem to climb it clean despite my efforts and I wasn't adding in any of the fun extras. Now I love it. The more I ride it the more my skills grow with it and it becomes more interesting/challenging. There are warp zones above and below upper bridge but the ones below are less interesting.

      Plan to cross paths with plenty of others on this trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag coneb (May 28, 2019 at 8:52)
       Good edits
      [Reply]

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