4 miles
Distance
3,405 ft
Climb
-65 ft
Descent
00:45:42
Avg time
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Slate Canyon (061) Details

  • Riding area
    Utah Valley
    Orem, Utah
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking

Slate Canyon Loop Trail begins at the mouth of Slate Canyon and connects to Slide Canyon to the north. The complete loop is about 8.4 miles but the trail makes a great out and back trail for Slate Canyon or Slide Canyon (connects to the famous "Y" hiking trail).

This trail is better suited for hiking but if you are hardcore this is a great trail for you. Slate Canyon is a lower traffic area and will provide excellent views of the valley.

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More Stats for Slate Canyon (061) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,340 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,879 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,219 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,879 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,218 ft
  • Grade
    16.873%
  • Grade max
    -30.341%
  • Grade min
    164.902%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    718 ft
  • Distance flat
    477 ft
  • Avg time
    00:45:42
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Status:
on May 1, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to slate-canyon-061 trailhead (40.224626, -111.624997)
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Slate Canyon (061) Trail Reports

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May 1, 2018 @ 4:15pm
May 1, 2018
The trail is clear and in great shape for riding.
Mar 27, 2018 @ 5:41pm
Mar 27, 2018
Very Rocky, but way fun. When you get about halfway up it starts to get a little snowy, but isnt that bad.
May 24, 2017 @ 1:12pm
May 24, 2017
Really rocky and dry at the bottom. Once you pass the stream it is more dirt with grass and trees. A few logs in the path so be careful one...
May 11, 2015 @ 6:00pm
May 11, 2015
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Slate Canyon (061), My City
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Slate Canyon (061), My City
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Sep 26, 2017 @ 8:29pm
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Slate Canyon (061), My City
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Sep 26, 2017 @ 8:29pm
Sep 26, 2017
Slate Canyon (061), My City

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag JpWalker (Oct 25, 2016 at 8:09)
 A lot of loose big rocks. Very steep.
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  • + 1
flag ryanwilk (Jul 22, 2017 at 17:52)
 This trail is extremely steep. It's a bunch of loose rocks, but it is very pretty and the trail is wide. Most trails have a steep section and then it flattens out a little bit, but the steepness just keeps coming on this trail. It's a difficult ride.
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  • + 1
flag ryanwilk (May 1, 2018 at 16:13)
 I rode this a year ago on an all mountain bike with slack geometry and it was not a very enjoyable ride. I went back this year with a trail bike with more cross country geometry and plus tires, and it was much more enjoyable. Still a very steep climb but if you have the stamina and a good XC bike, I highly recommend this trail.

The way down can be sketchy, it is loose and roughly a 20% grade the whole time, so drop your seat out of the way and get ready to ride your front brake!
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