5.4 miles
Distance
759 ft
Climb
-699 ft
Descent
00:48:58
Avg time
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Slate Creek Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
  • Riding Area
    Western Uintas
    Kamas, Utah
  • AKA
    Slate Creek MTB Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May - October
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Pump Track, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny, Teeter Totter, Wallride, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #38076 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #52878 in Trail Running
    • #43933 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager

Slate Creek MTB Trail is the first trail built in the Uinta's, especially for mountain bikes. (hiking is also allowed, but no horses or motorized equipment). It is an unforgettable 5.65-mile clockwise loop experience, running through tall stands of old ponderosa pines, white fir, and groves of aspens. The trail is a well-maintained, family-friendly experience with some fun banks and jumps on the downhill. It crosses a small stream at the top with many shady places to rest for lunch. Park in the Yellow Pine Trail parking lot (with restroom) and proceed north into the canyon from the lot (do not start on the Yellow Pine trail, you will return that way). Once in the canyon past some corals, on an old equestrian trail and road, you will veer left at the sign onto the new Slate Creek trail. This is also one of the first cooperative trails in the U.S. funded and constructed by a private non-profit entity, South Summit Trails Foundation, upon Forest Service land. This partnership has been wonderful and other trails are planned to adjoin this one. Contributions to the Foundation will help maintain and build new projects such as this.

source: Board
Access Info

Utah Hwy 150 (Mirror Lake Highway) 6 mi. east of Kamas, Summit County. Parking for mountain bikers and hikers is at the main Yellow Pine Trailhead (not the corral).

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More Stats for Slate Creek Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    60 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,066 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,790 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,066 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,126 ft
  • Grade
    0.2%
  • Grade max
    -21.6%
  • Grade min
    24.3%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,245 ft
  • Avg time
    00:48:58
  • Avg reverse time
    01:26:40
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Status:
on Aug 25, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.2 (9 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Slate Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Aug 25, 2021 @ 11:32am
      Aug 25, 2021
      Tree down
      Aug 25, 2021 @ 11:31am
      Aug 25, 2021
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      Aug 25, 2021 @ 11:31am
      Aug 25, 2021
      Another tree
      Aug 25, 2021 @ 11:31am
      Aug 25, 2021
      Another tree cluster
      Aug 25, 2021 @ 11:31am
      Aug 25, 2021
      Another tree
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 163 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 4
      whansen90 (May 12, 2021 at 21:43)
       Do it clockwise.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      VR450f (May 23, 2021 at 7:09)
       Really well built trail. Fun and has some flow areas. I went around May 12th and sadly horses made 4 inch divots through the trail.
      [Reply]
      • - 3
      TomNUzI5d (May 28, 2021 at 18:25)
       Lots of downed trees. Also heavy horse traffic. Not a well thought out trail.
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      • + 1
      furthertofly (May 29, 2021 at 16:08)
       Great fun trail with smooth climb average 4.5% grade, Flowy downhill with a few stream corssings, rock gardens and features. Good codition with sweet mountain scenery.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      falcon013 (Jun 4, 2021 at 17:58)
       Good route and climbing grade. The downhill side has some nice optional features, but the approaches on few need work. The main problem is it was not well built. It looses one star for being machine built and another for shoving all the dirt on the downhill side which will create future drainage issues if not cleaned up.
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      • + 1
      KeytonGines15 (Jun 7, 2021 at 10:51)
       Uphill is an easy smooth climb with good scenery, some wild flowers and minimal switchbacks. You’ve reached the top when you basically hit the river crossing. The downhill is flowy and fast in some spots. It has a few chunky rock gardens and optional features. However, the features seem a bit forced and out of place. Overall, it’s a fun beginner trail or a nice option for a quick post-work ride. Nothing spectacular but still fun!
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      • + 0
      OttoSolberg (Jun 13, 2021 at 11:12)
       Must be ridden clockwise. Mellow ~3 mile climb. After you cross the bridge, you have one more section of climb. When your hear the next creek coming up, it’s mostly downhill from there.

      Fast and flowy trail with some fun rock gardens around the way. Lots of jumps and stumps along the side of the trail to play around on.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      Heleneminot (Jun 27, 2021 at 10:23)
       A fabulous built trail! Well thought out and planned. Very fun ride
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