2.1 miles
Distance
161 ft
Climb
-779 ft
Descent
00:15:00
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of South Fork Little Deer Creek Trail

  • URMB
    Maintainer

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    American Fork Canyon
    Cedar Hills, Utah
  • Ref Number
    #252
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #1773 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #549 in E-Biking
    • #6612 in Trail Running
    • #7288 in Hiking
    • #214 in Dirtbiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 90 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Maybe the best stretch of singletrack in AF Canyon, going down. South Fork Little Deer Creek is a great trail to ride in preparation for the nearby Tibble Fork and Mud Springs trails. There are a few roots and other technical trail features but most of the trail is pretty flowy. Riding up ridge trail 157, then down Little Deer Creek, makes a good loop. With elevation around 8000 feet you'll turn into a mountain athlete in no time.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for South Fork Little Deer Creek bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -619 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,461 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,089 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,089 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,471 ft
  • Grade
    -5.67%
  • Grade max
    -90.54%
  • Grade min
    42.269%
  • Distance climb
    2,669 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    642 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:12
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Status:
on Oct 24, 2021
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.65 (29 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • 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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      South Fork... Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 433 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Larsenbd (Jun 24, 2017 at 21:49)
       One of the most fun trails in the area. Mostly smooth, fast, not too technical.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Track5200 (Jul 8, 2017 at 8:39)
       Big tree down blocking the trail
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      matux (Aug 9, 2017 at 22:00)
       One of my favorites!

      PS I stumbled on this AF Canyon map that shows steepness from above: www.interactiveatvtrails.com/american-fork-and-mill-canyon-ohv-system-map.html
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      lennb (Sep 30, 2018 at 7:49)
       This used to be one of my favorite trails and I rode it often over the last decade when I lived close by. This was my 1st visit in about 5 years. I went up and did the same loop of the Ridge trail to here and was really sad to see how much motor cycles have ripped up this section. It used to be quite flowy and smooth but now is still ride able but lots of ruts, big exposed root and silty, sandy sections. Won't be coming back here for a while
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      hi-dr-nick Reporter (Sep 14, 2019 at 16:44)
       Not sure what the dude above is talking about, it’s still flown and fast. All of the root sections on the descent are super fun and don’t slow you down at all. I guess if you’re looking for more garbage super smooth machine built trail then you’re let down but this trail is super fun singletrack!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      trentzim (Jun 13, 2020 at 15:59)
       An insanely fun flowy shaded downhill
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      • + 0
      Toppersauce17 (Jun 18, 2020 at 20:23)
       One of my favorites its an absolute blast going down
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      ERM1234 (Jul 10, 2020 at 21:29)
       Absolutely amazing decent. Fast, smooth, great flow. Slam it and send it!!!!
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