2.8 miles
Distance
724 ft
Climb
-24 ft
Descent
00:39:22
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
  • Riding Area
    Western Uintas
    Kamas, Utah
  • AKA
    Slate Creek MTB Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • 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
    Jump, Rock Garden
  • 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
    • 90 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Owner

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, UP mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    701 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,066 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,767 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,066 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,766 ft
  • Grade
    4.7%
  • Grade max
    -8.7%
  • Grade min
    24.3%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,056 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,214 ft
  • Avg time
    00:39:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:38
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on Jun 18, 2024
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      Slate Creek... Trail Reports

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      Jun 18, 2024 @ 4:28pm
      Jun 18, 2024
      Little bit of water still from parking lot to just past the cattle guard, then all good and getting dusty.
      Jun 13, 2024 @ 9:47am
      Jun 13, 2024
      Flowing water in trail (creek overflow) and muddy first 1/4 mile, then dry. Fire crew prepping for prescribed burns in the fall. Parking lot...
      Jun 8, 2024 @ 10:30pm
      Jun 8, 2024
      May 30, 2024 @ 3:11pm
      May 30, 2024
      Some mud and run off right at the corral. Otherwise perfect all the way up. Fallen trees have all been cut and moved off the trail.
      Nov 2, 2023 @ 8:51pm
      Nov 2, 2023
      Intermittent snow and mud. Probably rideable before it thaws in the mornings.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 42 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 78 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 1,641 rides
      • Last: Jun 23, 2024

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