2 miles
236 ft
-242 ft
Avg time

Rosecrest Bench Details

  • Riding area
    Herriman City Trails
    Herriman, Utah
  • AKA
    Juniper Crest Loop
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    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
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The Juniper Crest loop is 4.8 miles, with a connection to the unfinished Firebreak Trail. In this area there are multiple old four-wheeler trails that cross, plus a couple of shortcuts and connectors. For your first ride, it's best to start at the connector just south of the church on Juniper Crest Drive and ride the loop counterclockwise.
This is what you're looking for. Just to the right of this photo is the church. As you start out, be sure to quickly veer right on singletrack uphill, leaving the old ATV path along the road.

The trail has about 300 feet of elevation change over the course of the loop. The church trailhead starts at mid-altitude and climbs to the loop. So you'll have an initial climb of 150 vertical feet, then as you close the loop you'll climb the whole 300 before dropping back down to Juniper Crest Drive. Overall climbing will be about 600 vertical feet.

Near the south end of the loop, we're seeing Lone Peak and Timpanogos towering over Traverse Ridge.

The trail is an easy ride. There's nothing tricky. After the initial climb from the church, fork left to get onto the loop at mile 0.3. The trail will head southeast along the edge of the mountains. Ignore any crossing dirt roads.
At 1.7 miles, the trail descends a wash down to Juniper Crest (mile 2.4). (There's no connection here, the trail simply rides along the fence for a short distance.)

The trail then turns and climbs along a shallow canyon back up to the homes of Herriman. As you approach houses, keep to the right at a trail fork at mile 3.4. (The left path goes to the work area at the current end of Juniper Crest as of 2014 and is -- temporarily -- being used as an alternate access point.)
Climbing northwest back toward the homes.

Turn left on the paved path at mile 3.6, climbing uphill. Pass under Juniper Crest to singletrack and keep climbing straight-ish uphill. Keep straight as you pass a connector on the left at mile 4.1.
After the trail veers left on steeper slope, you'll arrive at a 4-way at mile 4.3. To complete the loop, keep straight and level as a trail heads uphill (Firebreak) on your right and another trail angles to the left downhill (see map).

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More Stats for Rosecrest Bench mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -6 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,112 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,233 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,117 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,112 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,646 ft
  • Distance down
    3,983 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,154 ft
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on Sep 15, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 3.65 (8 votes)

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Rosecrest Bench Trail Reports

Sep 15, 2018 @ 1:33pm
Sep 15, 2018
Aug 23, 2018 @ 7:18pm
Aug 23, 2018
A few muddy spots after yesterday’s rain
Aug 3, 2018 @ 10:49am
Aug 3, 2018
House developer by the hwy has taken off the trail, but you can ride the 2 block rd to reconnect and kindda follow the path/trail
Apr 24, 2018 @ 8:57pm
Apr 24, 2018
Construction has bulldozed at least half of this loop. The west and south side are there but the east and north is gone. The rock gardens are...
Jul 10, 2017 @ 6:57am
Jul 10, 2017
Development makes the bottom had to find. ????
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