3 miles
Distance
388 ft
Climb
-1,349 ft
Descent
00:26:11
Avg time
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Mud Springs Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike
  • Riding Area
    American Fork Canyon
    Cedar Hills, Utah
  • Ref Number
    #173
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #16884 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
    • 60 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Popular trail for downhill. It has some rowdy sections and even some rooty drops. Shuttlers will often park at the Tibblefork turnoff and shuttle up to Timpanooke or the summit, then ride down to Tibble fork and their cars. Keep in mind that this starts with a climb, with a pretty good washed out section that is a stiff climb. Once you get to the saddle where the Overlook turn off is, you can rip it down through the roots, with multiple rooty drops and a some washed out gullys. Watch for large rocks that can get dislogged by the motorbikes.

In winter typically only the bottom section is used as part of a loop for Fat bike riding. A local snowshoe club packs down the Mudsprings - Mill Canyon short loop and makes for good winter riding.

More Stats for Mud Springs bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -961 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,036 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,276 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,997 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,036 ft
  • Grade
    -7.245%
  • Grade max
    -124.758%
  • Grade min
    50.718%
  • Distance climb
    3,185 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    516 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:32
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Status:
on Jul 10, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (12 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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
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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
  • 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
      Directions to mud-springs-9386 trailhead (40.452060, -111.622930)
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      Mud Springs Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 6:34pm
      Jul 10, 2020
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 4:13pm
      Jun 21, 2020
      Climb from ridge is still super muddy and trenched, hike a bike. Clears up close to overlook turnoff. The rest is dry
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 10:52am
      Jun 13, 2020
      Jun 1, 2020 @ 3:15pm
      Jun 1, 2020
      Section between Tib Fork and Mill Canyon is great, no mud. I didn't ride the climb from 157.
      May 31, 2020 @ 8:31am
      May 31, 2020
      Stream on trail
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 158 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 223 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 8, 2018 @ 3:56pm
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      Jun 3, 2018 @ 9:39am
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      Jun 3, 2018 @ 9:31am
      Jun 3, 2018
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      Jun 3, 2018 @ 9:31am
      Jun 3, 2018

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Deez54 (Jun 15, 2020 at 22:43)
       This is THEE way down to the resevoir from Ridge 157. Tibble Fork is fun, this is two times better! Such a fun trail to ride.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag mkb5150 (Jun 21, 2020 at 16:18)
       I feel like the section from 157 to overlook should be its own segment
      [Reply]

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