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3 miles
Distance
610 ft
Climb
-620 ft
Descent
00:35:56
Avg time
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Mendon Bench Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Logan
    Logan, Utah
  • AKA
    Wayne's World, Wheeler Woods
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Season
    year-round, winter fatbike
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Skinny
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2017

Fun quick trail, starts with a moderate climb up the Wellsville Wilderness access trail. About a quarter mile up take the left fork and heads side-hill across the mountain in a beautiful grove of maples with ivy hanging about and pockets of thick ferns. At 0.4 miles is another fork, generally stay to the right to ride the loop counter-clockwise, but may be ridden either way. You'll wind down through an exposed sagebrush hill before heading back up to the trees. Trail below the sage-brush ridge hasn't been cut yet and is still rough in spots.

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More Stats for Mendon Bench Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -9 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,330 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,469 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,412 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,403 ft
  • Grade
    -0.057%
  • Grade max
    -29.428%
  • Grade min
    40.653%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,410 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:56
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Status:
on May 5, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to mendon-bench-trail trailhead (41.713431, -112.016908)
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Mendon Bench Trail Trail Reports

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May 5, 2018 @ 3:48pm
May 5, 2018
Dry and fast. No issues to report!
Apr 5, 2018 @ 7:10pm
Apr 5, 2018
Aside from a couple greasy sections on the stem of the lollipop the trail is free and clear of mud.
Jan 3, 2018 @ 12:37pm
Jan 3, 2018
It's rideable by fat bike but needs more traffic. It's narrow and bumpy since the only traffic it's seen is people with snow shoes.
Sep 14, 2017 @ 7:37am
Sep 14, 2017
Trail is completely finished. It's a bit rough in spots through the open sagebrush sections, but it's easy to follow and fun.
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5 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag TedTwin (Mar 31, 2018 at 14:03)
 Generally dry/damp. Responsible riding dictated maybe three hike-a-bikes to avoid mud/snow damage to trail. Otherwise just typical early season riding.
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  • + 0
flag Benjimarsh9419 (Apr 24, 2018 at 11:27)
 Has anyone seen the no bikes sign? Are we aloud to ride here or is it wilderness?
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  • + 1
flag todd Mod Plus (Apr 24, 2018 at 15:27)
 It looks like one edge on the south end just barely clips the Wellville Mountain Wilderness. The remainder of the trail is on National Forest.
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  • + 0
flag apex86 (Jun 6, 2018 at 18:49)
 It is wilderness and no bikes.
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flag Driessenc14 (Sep 16, 2018 at 10:41)
 There are 3 forks to get to the trail. Stay to the left at the first 2 and the 3rd is the loop so stay right. The wilderness area is a small section at the top and it’s cleary marked. There is a new section of the loop that’s marked with ribbon on trees and it keeps you out of the restricted area.
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