4 miles
Distance
1,581 ft
Climb
-157 ft
Descent
01:08:31
Avg time

Pinecone Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Park City Mountain Resort
    Park City, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #200 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 45 in Hiking

Great up and down. Amazing views at top, great connection to the crest. Also provides cool transitions between aspens, alpine meadows and pine trees. The waterbars at the top give you a bunch of little jumps through some tight pine trees, making this top section a favorite descent.

This is a very popular climbing trail to get to the Crest from PC, so watch for riders coming up if you are descending. If looking for an alternate climbing route to the crest, see the Blazing Saddle connector via Comstock or Keystone.

More Stats for Pinecone Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,424 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,395 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,821 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,397 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,821 ft
  • Grade
    6.906%
  • Grade max
    -38.62%
  • Grade min
    105.88%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2,218 ft
  • Avg time
    01:08:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:51
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Status:
on Sep 5, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.8 (28 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
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      Pinecone Ridge Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 2:43pm
      Sep 5, 2019
      Hopefully the rain stabilizes things, it's getting pretty slippy and blown out in a lot of corners, worse the lower you are on the mountain.
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 12:30pm
      Sep 3, 2019
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 8:10am
      Sep 2, 2019
      reporter A few spots blown out
      Aug 14, 2019 @ 8:58am
      Aug 14, 2019
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 4:58pm
      Jul 26, 2019
      GTG - The snow has melted away to just a few puddles, all tree's cleared
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 39 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 741 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,803 rides
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      Photos

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      20 |
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 8:43pm
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      Jul 4, 2019 @ 12:17pm
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      133 |
      Sep 4, 2017 @ 11:30am
      Sep 4, 2017
      335 |
      Jul 10, 2014 @ 2:03am
      Jul 10, 2014

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag Fast44 (Jul 19, 2017 at 18:50)
       Fantastic climb to Wasatch Crest. Rides beautifully in either direction. Mostly climbs in stands of aspen trees, then higher up, pines. Nicely shaded and protects from wind. Comes out right at the top of Puke Hill, which is the brief, painful sun exposed fireroad access traditionally used by Wasatch Crest shuttlers riding north from Guardsmans Pass. From town via Armstrongs/ Pinecone ridge is just over 2900ft climb. Felt like less.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag thesquid (Sep 3, 2017 at 0:31)
       Awesome high elevation climb and descent. One of the best in Northern Utah.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag nyles (Jun 13, 2019 at 19:11)
       For god sakes people only climb this if it’s early season and other routes to the crest aren’t open yet. It’s such a high speed descent that it’s really sketch to climb.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag sgoldfield (Aug 6, 2019 at 12:04)
       It's only a sketchy climb if you are riding out of control downhill. Armstrong to Pinecone is a fantastic beautiful and shaded way to climb to the top of the crest. It is also one of my personal favorite downhills, but it is a two-way trail and should be ridden as such. There are plenty of places on it with good sight lines that you can open it up as long as you are careful when it gets tighter lower down. Everyone can safely enjoy this trail both up and down.
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