5,132 ft
Distance
75 ft
Climb
-760 ft
Descent
00:09:07
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Terror Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Salt Lake City Foothills
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • AKA
    Avenues Twin
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #48000 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2173 in Trail Running
    • #15121 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Salt Lake City Parks & Public Lands

Named after the ride at Lagoon but this is not tame. The entrance is hard to find in the saddle between The Twins and then you get a pretty and fun decent through the upper meadows. The last pitch of the ride back to BST is a super-steep slide with jagged drops over spines with sharp oak branches squeezing on the sides. Make the rock sections and you can slide the rest and live but this section is hard to even walk down and earns the scary name. It is all too steep to ride in reverse so access via Twins only and DH to BST.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Terror Ridge bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -685 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,603 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,289 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,288 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,603 ft
  • Grade
    -13.347%
  • Grade max
    -43.641%
  • Grade min
    18.874%
  • Distance climb
    930 ft
  • Distance down
    3,837 ft
  • Distance flat
    365 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:35:25
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Status:
on Nov 22, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 3.75 (8 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Terror Ridge Trail Reports

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      Nov 22, 2021 @ 10:28am
      Nov 22, 2021
      Loose and Janky as ever. A little moisture really helps this trail
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 10:01am
      Oct 2, 2021
      Jun 30, 2021 @ 7:02am
      Jun 30, 2021
      May 10, 2021 @ 1:33pm
      May 10, 2021
      Mar 28, 2021 @ 7:35am
      Mar 28, 2021
      Conditions are ideal right now. Dirt was super tacky whit heaps of traction.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 64 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 529 rides
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      Jul 9, 2019 @ 8:03am
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      Jun 3, 2019 @ 10:12pm
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      Routes with this trail

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      TR Route
      6 miles
      SLC Sampler
      24 miles
      Terror Ridge loop
      10 miles

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      alekstkach (Aug 8, 2016 at 19:49)
       I agree this is a fun trail but it is no no no no no where near a pro-line. The majority of the alternate lines in bob sled are harder. Also the arrows are going the wrong direction. You start close to the top of the north peak of twin peaks and look east and a bit north to see the single track. This is a black, maybe double for some of the loose rocky bits.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      todd Mod Trailforks (Aug 9, 2016 at 7:55)
       I was wondering about that direction. I didn't see a way up, so I figured it was also used for the climb to Upper Twin Peaks. I fixed it
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      BudGreen (Nov 16, 2016 at 19:39)
       I ride this often, I've never seen a hiker on it. Sooooo....why aren't we supposed to ride down it?
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      • - 1
      MandoUtah (Apr 23, 2020 at 7:27)
       I’ll say just it... Unless you are looking for a brutal climb up and loose craggy slides on the way down, this trail is not worth your time. I rode it just to mix it up and will most likely not return. For how much uphill there is the downhill sections are just not rewarding enough.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      bcaudill95 (Sep 28, 2020 at 13:57)
       Rode this trail a few days ago, and actually enjoyed it quite a bit! The start of the trail is not obvious, look down and two the East after climbing to the top of the first peak. Once you find it, the exposure is breathtaking and the riding is sketchy, but in the best way. Take it slow and steady through the steep sections and don't be afraid to scout ahead on foot for the gnarliest parts, and you'll feel mighty accomplished getting to the bottom of this one. Then ride bobsled right after for se good variety.
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      • + 1
      clark-vc (Oct 27, 2021 at 16:37)
       Rode this for the first time about a week ago. The climb is brutal but has a view the whole time so can't complain. The peak is breathe taking, worth the climb in itself. Trail is hrad to spot, right when you reach the first peak look down t the left, if you think its the trail, it most likely is. End gets nice and steep and techincal. Good stuff, many lines to to decide
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      • + 1
      adrennan (Nov 22, 2021 at 10:28)
       This is one of the most underrated descents in the wasatch. Makes proper use of modern mountain bikes.
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