3 miles
Distance
40 ft
Climb
-1,452 ft
Descent
00:12:57
Avg time
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Sawmill Hollow Details

  • Riding area
    Hobble Creek
    Provo, Utah
  • AKA
    013, Mapleton-Sawmill Hollow Trail
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-Oct
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2016

Heading up, it starts out likely to be your favorite trail ever: not too steep, beautiful fields, the occasional technical gully crossing, ponderosa pines and loamy soil here and there. Then, it gets steep. Very steep. Bike-as-an-iceaxe steep. But that doesn't last too long, and soon you're at the top.

Going down, it's awesome. The start is steep, with tree root sections and little drops to negotiate, with a few very steep sections to try not to slide through. Then, it levels out a bit, and gets fast and smooth, with just enough variation to keep you paying attention.

Honestly, though, it might be a better shuttle ride. That top section is steep. This trail would be very tricky in wet conditions.

Access Info

Bottom: from the Diamond Fork road, just above all the hot-pots, once the canyon opens up a bit.
Top: from the access road that goes past Pumphouse Hill. Look for the trailhead on the left. Marked as trail 013.

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More Stats for Sawmill Hollow mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,411 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,204 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,615 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,615 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,204 ft
  • Grade
    -10.057%
  • Grade max
    -50.039%
  • Grade min
    12.031%
  • Distance climb
    638 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    420 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:41:48
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Status:
on Aug 22, 2017
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Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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flag Moto4rider (Aug 19, 2017 at 1:29)
 This trail is fast and fun and best ridden as a shuttle. Get ready for dust though, like more dust and dirt then you've ever ridden. While it is a pretty smooth trail the dirt bikes have left a good 3-4 inches of that fine dust on the trail.
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