4 miles
Distance
1,482 ft
Climb
-410 ft
Descent
01:02:30
Avg time
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Needles Details

  • Riding area
    Snowbasin Resort
    Ogden, Utah
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking

The most popular run on Snowbasin; this is a pretty hard blue and will really challenge newer riders. But because it is lift-fed, you can expect to see a fair number of nuggets trying to work their way down. But take your time and take in the scenic views of Pineview Reservoir far below.

There are some really challenging rock-garden drops right off the lift, and the overall terrain and geology of the mountain means that there will be rocks a'plenty to deal with on your way down. A few extra pounds of tire pressure is a good idea. Also, because of the amount of traffic, the trail can become very dusty during dryer seasons.

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More Stats for Needles mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,072 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,246 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,330 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,246 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,318 ft
  • Grade
    5.08%
  • Grade max
    -24.878%
  • Grade min
    43.156%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,312 ft
  • Avg time
    01:02:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:56
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Status:
on Aug 7, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Needles Trail Reports

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Aug 7, 2017 @ 7:52am
Aug 7, 2017
Oct 9, 2016 @ 12:46pm
Oct 9, 2016
Super muddy, with light snow.
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Jul 24, 2016 @ 11:00pm
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Needles, Ogden
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Needles, Ogden
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Jul 24, 2016 @ 11:00pm
Jul 24, 2016
Needles, Ogden

Routes with this trail

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Historic MTO 50k
34 miles
Snowbasin full loop
17 miles

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag skijosh (Aug 20, 2017 at 21:06)
 Only about 1 mile of this trail is any good. The rest is poorly designed with minimal fun
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