4.2 miles
Distance
2,474 ft
Climb
00:41:40
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Maple Canyon Left Fork Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike/Moto
    • ATV/ORV/OHV
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Mapleton
    , Utah
  • Ref Number
    #8006
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #50525 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #20348 in E-Biking
    • #4482 in Trail Running
    • #145 in Hiking
    • #488 in Dirtbiking
    • #56 in ATVing/Offroading
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 100 in Dirtbiking
    • 100 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Maple Canyon Left Fork Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    2,474 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,553 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,028 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,553 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,028 ft
  • Grade
    11%
  • Grade max
    -1.2%
  • Grade min
    57.5%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    112 ft
  • Distance flat
    302 ft
  • Avg time
    00:41:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:59:24
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on Jul 24, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (5 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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      Maple Canyon... Trail Reports

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      Jul 24, 2021 @ 1:32pm
      Jul 24, 2021
      Jul 5, 2021 @ 8:02am
      Jul 5, 2021
      May 17, 2021 @ 4:33pm
      May 17, 2021
      Clear up to dibble at least
      Jan 9, 2021 @ 8:35am
      Jan 9, 2021
      Packed to Dibble, then less-packed
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 2:24pm
      Oct 13, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 32 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 38 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Kirkman Shuttle Route
      9 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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.
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      • + 1
      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.
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      • + 3
      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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      • + 1
      jed-campbell (Jun 27, 2020 at 16:15)
       Uphill is definitely difficult, but the downhill is a blast. Even the huge rock garden is ride-able on the way down. The occasional loamy spots are excellent, as well. Make sure your brakes are working well!
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      • + 1
      UVcyclist (Oct 15, 2020 at 8:29)
       This trail is pretty fun for the first half of the climb, then things get ugly after the third stream crossing. Once you get to the part of the trail that is in the stream bed full of water and baby heads, the rest of the way up is largely hike-a-bike interrupted by a few rideable sections. Downhill is a bit more doable.
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