1 miles
Distance
69 ft
Climb
-454 ft
Descent
00:08:41
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Needles (Summit) Trail

Needles (Summit) Details

  • Riding Area
    Snowbasin Resort
    Ogden, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #35586 in Mountain Biking

Three really technical rock-garden drops right off the bat make this pretty challenging for a blue trail. The switchbacks that follow are also fairly technical and make for a difficult climb. All ride-able, but takes some technical climbing skills. After that the trail becomes a very pleasant meandering route to connect with the rest of Needles.

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More Stats for Needles (Summit) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -385 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,333 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,722 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,718 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,333 ft
  • Grade
    -6.878%
  • Grade max
    -46.238%
  • Grade min
    16.432%
  • Distance climb
    1,061 ft
  • Distance down
    4,363 ft
  • Distance flat
    172 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:28
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Status:
on Sep 30, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 3 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to needles-summit trailhead (41.190660, -111.872950)
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Needles (Summit) Trail Reports

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Sep 30, 2018 @ 12:53pm
Sep 30, 2018
Super dry, needs precip!
Jun 10, 2018 @ 5:40pm
Jun 10, 2018
Jun 2, 2018 @ 12:04pm
Jun 2, 2018
Trail’s good except for large snowfields haha!
Aug 7, 2017 @ 7:52am
Aug 7, 2017
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Jul 24, 2016 @ 11:08pm
Jul 24, 2016
Needles (Summit), Ogden
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Jul 24, 2016 @ 10:45pm
Jul 24, 2016
Needles (Summit), Ogden
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Jul 24, 2016 @ 10:45pm
Jul 24, 2016
Needles (Summit), Ogden

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag skijosh (Aug 20, 2017 at 21:05)
 Not sure why this trail gets above 3 stars...poorly designed
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