9 miles
1,180 ft
-1,171 ft
Avg time
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Strawberry Narrows Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Willow Creek
    Tucker, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
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    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
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  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #22904 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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
  • Altitude change
    9 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,596 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,849 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,615 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,623 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,570 ft
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on Apr 25, 2020
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.3 (7 votes)

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      Strawberry Narrows Trail Reports

      Apr 25, 2020 @ 3:01pm
      Apr 25, 2020
      This trail is not ready for the riding season. Seems rideable when starting at the boat docks, but once you get on the access road, you start to...
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 9:22pm
      Aug 4, 2019
      Generally in great shape but a bit overgrown in places due to the wet year and minimal usage. All downed trees at the edge of trail are...
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 9:22pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      Trail was a bit overgrown, but not too bad. A thunderstorm rolled thru and blew a tree across the trail near Broad Hollow. All other downed trees...
      Sep 8, 2018 @ 6:54am
      Sep 8, 2018
      Rode this over Labor day weekend, from Renagade to Aspen Grove and back. Trail was in excellent condition. As other have said, a few down trees...
      Jul 1, 2018 @ 3:24pm
      Jul 1, 2018
      Cleared several of the smaller downed trees on the eastern 2/3rds of the trail, didn't have time to finish the job on the western 1/3rd. Left two...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 17 miles avg distance
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      flag cwg008 (Jul 17, 2017 at 19:24)
       Very picturesque trail. A bit overgrown so definitely wear leg protection so you don't get scratched. I would also rate this an Intermediate level trail.
      • + 1
      flag dnuskin (Jul 18, 2017 at 12:19)
       Is there still a bunch of trees on the trail past the overlook with the big rock?
      • - 1
      flag ungewissen (Jun 17, 2018 at 6:11)
       According to my riding companion in her first year riding off her road bike, this isn’t a green trail. It is super pretty, but there is enough exposure and short, loose pitches to climb/descend I would probably expect it to be green/blue.
      • + 0
      flag danctil11 (Jul 16, 2018 at 21:40)
       Great trail ! Ridden July 16 2018. The Dollar ridge fire didn't touch the trail. Counted 5 smaller trees across it though out to Renegade point. Regardless, super fun ride and great scenery.

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