4 miles
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-2,448 ft
Descent
02:05:54
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Maple Canyon Left Fork Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike
    • ATV/ORV/OHV
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Provo
    , Utah
  • Ref Number
    #8006
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #26117 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 100 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in ATVing/Offroading
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

This trail follows an old dirt road, and is open to many uses. Most of it is a gradual slope, until the climb at the end onto the ridge.

For bikers, this trail has everything: medium-distance swoopy sections, interminable lengths of baby heads, gnarly hills, rock gardens, riding through the actual stream, smooth sections of loamy soil, and motorcycles along the way. It's generally only traveled by motorcycles, but makes for an epic day long ride, with connections to Diamond Fork, Hobble Creek, and the Great Western Trail.

Access Info

From the top of Whiting/Mapleton Canyon, just follow the trail. From the East, join at the top of Kirkman Hollow trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Maple Canyon Left Fork Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,442 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,579 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,020 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,020 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,577 ft
  • Grade
    -10.9%
  • Grade max
    -68.7%
  • Grade min
    8.4%
  • Distance climb
    187 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    46 ft
  • Avg time
    02:05:54
  • Avg reverse time
    01:03:38
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4 (2 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
  • 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
  • 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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      Maple Canyon... Trail Reports

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      Oct 18, 2019 @ 5:23pm
      Oct 18, 2019
      Some snow about 3 miles up but not much. The rest of the trail is great.
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 2:35pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      Trail is in good shape. Stopped about a mile short of the 006 junction, but everything was good to go until then. Be prepared for some freezing...
      May 10, 2019 @ 10:46am
      May 10, 2019
      Clear up to third creek crossing (about 1.5 miles from bottom) at which point the trail becomes a minor stream of water and even has some snow...
      Apr 26, 2019 @ 6:33am
      Apr 26, 2019
      Spots of snow, run off and down trees after the first bridge. I cleared The small stuff along the way, but a crew is needed for the rest. Big tree...
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 6:48pm
      Apr 17, 2019
      Clear up to the first bridge. Snow after that.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Nov 22, 2019 @ 7:45pm
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Kirkman Shuttle Route
      9 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag triggermouse (Jul 6, 2017 at 9:12)
       I have only gone up this trail, and going up is really tough. It's a lot of slipping and sliding on larger lose rocks, and some insane hike-a-bike uphills toward the end. If you are going to ride this, I would certainly rather do it the downhill direction.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag triggermouse (Feb 16, 2018 at 14:12)
       Oddly enough, this trail is much more fun and rideable when snow packed on a fat bike. You can't get as far, but it has kept my winter very fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      flag mtb27 (Mar 12, 2018 at 11:42)
       If you come from the west side up and over, your crazy. Me and my buddy did it and it was steep enough that we hiked most of it. Once you get to the top, your legs are burning from climbing like 3000 feet then you drop down to the other side just to climb back up it again. Honeslty, if your into techy DH, then this is for you. Downhill is loose and rocky and really dry in the middle of the summer. Definitely and all day thing.
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