1.3 miles
Distance
475 ft
Climb
-50 ft
Descent
00:23:05
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Park City Mountain Resort
    Park City, Utah
  • AKA
    Puke Hill
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Lift (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Adaptive MTB, Gravel
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

This is a service road that starts off like a nice little grind through the switchbacks, then it gets worse. Not really loose, although you want to pick your line because of the steepness. Not unlike a lot of ski resort access roads, but this is one of the most common ways to access one of the most popular rides around, and you cannot shuttle it.

Nicknamed "Puke Hill"

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 2 Rating: Obstacles exist. You may or may not be able to ride this solo. Support rider recommended.
Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Wasatch Crest (Puke Hill) multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    425 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,472 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,898 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,472 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,898 ft
  • Grade
    6.047%
  • Grade max
    -19.207%
  • Grade min
    180.419%
  • Distance climb
    4,842 ft
  • Distance down
    1,666 ft
  • Distance flat
    526 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:25
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 3.1 (18 votes)
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      • 22 miles avg distance
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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      kainpwnsu (Aug 18, 2021 at 11:56)
      I've ridden this at least annually since 1994. Veteran advice: there is no shame in walking - most riders do. The reward is significant. Use that "granny gear" big enough to serve a turkey dinner, and you'll at least get a good run into it. Some riders will grind it straight to the top.

      Definitely gets your blood going and reminds me of climbing the Germania Pass road in Alta: steep as *$#@.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      TrekRider89 (Aug 13, 2021 at 20:49)
      One of the hardest climbs I’ve ever had. Loose and Rocky, very few good lines. Makes you appreciate the downhill.
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      • + 1
      Deez54 (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:45)
      It's tough, but I enjoyed climbing it!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      hi-dr-nick Reporter (Jun 26, 2019 at 14:41)
      Not sure why everyone is so afraid of puke hill. It isn’t fun but it’s so short you can just use one burst of energy to get up to the flat section.
      [Reply]
      • + 6
      msu-alumnus (Aug 24, 2018 at 6:32)
      It keeps out the riff-raff.
      [Reply]
      • - 3
      Fast44 (Jul 20, 2017 at 15:23)
      Puke hill is an abomination. So many new trails going in to the Park City area, and there is no option for rerouting off this crap climb to one of the best sections of Singletrack in the entire country? Pinecone ridge from Park City is one of the best climbs around, but not all climbers are coming from Park City, probably more from SLC, leaving Puke Hill a wart on the ass of an otherwise otherworldly ride.
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      • + 1
      BDK-MT-Biker (Sep 21, 2020 at 14:08)
      Puke Hill is, for me, an aspiration! I admire the folks who take this in one shot and it is a way for me to measure progression toward ideal fitness.

      The climb is part of the charm of the route and adds to the appeal. If one can proudly proclaim that they've conquered the climb, they have earned joyful passage to the remaining ride.
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