3 miles
Distance
1,250 ft
Climb
-16 ft
Descent
00:50:15
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
  • 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, Adaptive MTB
  • 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
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
    • 100 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Manager
    uinta-wasatch-cache national forest

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, Little Cottonwood Canyon #1001 handles moisture very well and is often still rideable when other trails in the area are not.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 2 Rating: Obstacles exist. You may or may not be able to ride this solo. Support rider recommended.
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
    00:50:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:36:31
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Status:
on Oct 28, 2020
Avg: 4.4 (30 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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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to little-cottonwood-canyon trailhead (40.571820, -111.774220)
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      Little... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 6:58pm
      26 mins
      Masonry
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 7:56pm
      Oct 13, 2020
      reporter As good as it gets.
      Oct 6, 2020 @ 11:43am
      Oct 6, 2020
      Construction seems cleared up.
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 10:58am
      Sep 30, 2020
      Some construction on the trail with a truck blocking passage - had to walk around but otherwise the trail was great.
      Sep 29, 2020 @ 4:10pm
      Sep 29, 2020
      Seeing a lot of traffic, but otherwise riding really well.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,029 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 3,470 rides
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      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      JHS: LTL CTNWD - Quarry Trail 2018
      3 miles

      8 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]
      • + 0
      flag Inspector24 (Aug 10, 2019 at 20:03)
       Quarry Trail is a little bit beat up from the storm. If you want to read the whole thing you’ll have to take the road from the third bridge to the upper entry
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag utahlabrat (Aug 24, 2019 at 18:26)
       Whoever spent time energy and sweat to neuter the cool way, is an ass hole. Stop making trails easier! It doesn’t help anyone!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag MaNicPeak (Apr 21, 2020 at 19:42)
       Good climb. Still a lot of snow on the upper end. Coming down was super fun. Well worth the exercise going up. Beautiful views and somewhat technical in parts. I plan to go back and run the trails.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Jpinoymtb (May 25, 2020 at 23:46)
       First ride with my new full suspension mtb. As a beginner first time on this trail going uphill is pretty hard lot of rocks. I took my time just to be safe made it to top and did the fun part downhill.
      [Reply]

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