9.2 miles
503 ft
-502 ft
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Strawberry Narrows Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Strawberry Reservoir
    Heber City, Utah
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    Blue (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
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  • Bike Type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
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  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #44133 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Strawberry Narrows:
The Strawberry Narrows Trail is a 12-mile singletrack that skirts the southern edge of the narrow band of water joining Strawberry Reservoir to Soldier Creek Reservoir. It begins at the Aspen Grove Marina on the east end of Soldier Creek and ends at the Renegade Point marina at the southwest corner of Strawberry. Average altitude is 7500 feet.

The ride is done as an out-and-back or a point-to-point with shuttle vehicle. The whole trail as an out-and-back is 24 miles, but shorter rides are possible. You'll climb from the lake surface to 400 feet above (a couple of times), plus rolling up-and-down riding. I'd estimate the total vertical for the round trip at 2600.

The singletrack is narrow with encroaching berry bushes and baby aspen. I got scratched up a little. The trail is intermediate technical, nothing tricky. There's one half-mile section of steep side-slope.
A boat heads west in the narrows ahead of us as the trail rolls through the fir trees on the mountain side.

Few riders will want to do the entire trail. The western end is 4 miles of sage brush (and swamp, depending on the time of year). If you happen to be camped at the west end, fine, ride it. But if you're driving to Strawberry specifically to ride this trail, I suggest you start at the eastern (Soldier Creek) end and turn around at Poison Ridge for a 16 mile out-and-back with 2000 vertical.

The eastern 8 miles of the trail is absolutely beautiful. You'll roll up and down through aspen and fir forest, with frequent breakouts into small meadows overlooking the lake. The trail twists into side canyons and crosses a couple of small creeks.

There are a few very short grunt climbs, but most of the riding is gentle climbing and descending. Views are terrific.

The sun-exposed areas are thick with wildflowers. Even the sagebrush flats had plenty of lupine and sticky geranium. In areas of mixed aspen and fir, wild raspberry bushes and snowberry flank the trail.

The western end of the trail is seriously overgrown with sage and grass -- about as close to "not trail" as a trail can get -- but it should improve in later summer as more people use the trail. About two miles from the west end, the trail disappeared into water three times. In other areas, the trail was merely a linear "thin spot" in the brush, completely grown over by grass. Many eastbound riders will skip the official trailhead and drop in from Big Springs (see directions below).

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More Stats for Strawberry Narrows mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,600 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,812 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,616 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,618 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Avg: 4.5 (12 votes)
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      Strawberry Narrows Trail Reports

      Jul 18, 2023 @ 12:24pm
      Jul 18, 2023
      No downed trees, a little brushy in some spots but otherwise good to go
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 11:53am
      Sep 6, 2021
      A great trail. Because of time we were only able to do half of it but it was beautiful. Started on the Aspen Grove side. Well worth the time.
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 3:24pm
      Sep 4, 2021
      A couple of trees down around the halfway mark were the only issues. Otherwise it’s in great shape!
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 12:00pm
      Jun 5, 2021
      Went on June 5, 2021 with a small crew and cleared 10/20 fallen trees. The remaining trees, that were too large to handle without a chainsaw, were...
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 12:40pm
      Sep 27, 2020
      Very dusty and loose with sand in places. Not crazy overgrown, but long socks and sleeves make for a better ride.
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