3 miles
Distance
225 ft
Climb
-1,318 ft
Descent
00:21:49
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mill Canyon (Upper) Trail

Mill Canyon (Upper) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike
  • Riding Area
    American Fork Canyon
    Cedar Hills, Utah
  • Ref Number
    #040
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #15403 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 100 in Dirtbiking
  • Land Manager
    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

This section of Mill Creek is a long series of switch backs. Often buffed out by the dirt bikes, it generally is fairly smooth with plenty of room on the hairpins. The section below is super steep and washed out, but these switchbacks are a easy, but seem to go forever.

More Stats for Mill Canyon (Upper) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,093 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,216 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,310 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,310 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,216 ft
  • Grade
    -6.275%
  • Grade max
    -92.857%
  • Grade min
    136.766%
  • Distance climb
    2,870 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,615 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:47:46
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Status:
on Aug 3, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (9 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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  • 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
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  • 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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      Mill Canyon (Upper) Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 9:56am
      Aug 3, 2020
      The sequential pot holes are getting worse
      Jul 6, 2020 @ 8:33am
      Jul 6, 2020
      Jun 1, 2020 @ 3:18pm
      Jun 1, 2020
      All dry
      May 22, 2020 @ 1:20pm
      May 22, 2020
      reporter AF Canyon trails are now open for the season.
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 4:04pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      One or two mud patches but otherwise dry.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 81 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 309 rides
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      Photos

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      63 |
      May 25, 2018 @ 9:54am
      May 25, 2018
      71 |
      May 25, 2018 @ 9:53am
      May 25, 2018
      161 |
      Jun 9, 2015 @ 7:30am
      Jun 9, 2015
      200 |
      Jun 9, 2015 @ 7:27am
      Jun 9, 2015

      Routes with this trail

      more »
      titleratingdistance
      AF summit > South Fork> Ridge > Mill canyon> AF left fork
      11 miles
      the Master Collection
      33 miles
      Mill to Holman home on Ridge Trail
      10 miles
      E-tour of AF
      26 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Dmoffatt (Aug 10, 2018 at 7:03)
       I
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag trentzim (Jun 13, 2020 at 15:56)
       One of my favorite trails, the switchbacks are beautiful, shaded, almost feels like the PNW
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag trentzim (Aug 1, 2020 at 17:12)
       The switchbacks are amazing on a dirtbike! Yield to mountain bikes, you’ll probably find some coming down. Ditto on the PNW comment above. One of my favorites.
      [Reply]

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