2.5 miles
Distance
388 ft
Climb
-1,349 ft
Descent
00:27:42
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Mud Springs Trail

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    Land Manager

Mud Springs Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    American Fork Canyon
    Cedar Hills, Utah
  • Ref Number
    #173
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • 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
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #8892 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #920 in E-Biking
    • #30403 in Trail Running
    • #30326 in Hiking
    • #283 in Dirtbiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
    • 80 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.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mud Springs bike trail 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
    00:27:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:07
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Status:
on Sep 3, 2021
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.55 (16 votes)

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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Mud Springs Trail Reports

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      Sep 3, 2021 @ 2:58pm
      Sep 3, 2021
      Very wet from the trail last night. Fall conditions looking solid!
      Jul 8, 2021 @ 3:36pm
      Jul 8, 2021
      Starting to get pretty dusty and dry compared to the last couple weeks
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 4:21pm
      Jun 8, 2021
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 4:21pm
      Jun 8, 2021
      Dead fall about halfway down lower Mud Springs. You will need to lift your bike up and over.
      May 27, 2021 @ 12:39pm
      May 27, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 128 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 584 rides
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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.
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      • + 0
      mkb5150 (Jun 21, 2020 at 16:18)
       I feel like the section from 157 to overlook should be its own segment
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      matgover (Jun 8, 2021 at 16:23)
       The lower mud springs trail is the best descent in the canyon.
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      Videos

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      youtuber Mud springs fast and faster | crash | American...
      15:46 | 215 | Jul 12, 2020 , Cedar Hills
      Mud Springs - AF Canyon 2021
      15:23 | 60 | Jul 8, 2021 , Cedar Hills
      Ridge Trail, Mud Springs, & Mill Canyon |...
      7:57 | 45 | Jul 7, 2021 , Cedar Hills
      youtuber Mud Springs in American Fork Canyon | Fast...
      7:38 | 438 | Aug 18, 2018 , Cedar Hills
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