7.1 miles
Distance
522 ft
Climb
-579 ft
Descent
01:43:27
Avg time
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    BLM
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West Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Little Creek Mountain
    Hurricane, Utah
  • AKA
    Little Creek Mesa, West Loop
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3829 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #57531 in Trail Running
    • #22258 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Amazing views and plenty of petrified dunes. Heading clockwise there are several flowy sections on top of packed dirt, sometimes loose rubble or sand. The trail goes right out to the edge of the mesa and provides amazing viewpoints, and can even be a bit scary for some to ride so close to the edge.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for West Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -57 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,610 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,840 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,725 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,669 ft
  • Grade
    -0.2%
  • Grade max
    -62.6%
  • Grade min
    60.4%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    01:43:27
  • Avg reverse time
    01:46:44
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Status:
on Jul 13, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (24 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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      West Loop Trail Reports

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      Mar 27, 2021 @ 9:57am
      Mar 27, 2021
      Feb 17, 2021 @ 11:19am
      Feb 17, 2021
      reporter
      Jan 15, 2021 @ 10:49am
      Jan 15, 2021
      Don't follow the Google maps initial route! It takes you out to the old golf course and up a gnarly service road that is only accessible with 4WD....
      Jan 15, 2021 @ 10:49am
      Jan 15, 2021
      Dec 11, 2020 @ 6:24pm
      Dec 11, 2020
      Great trail. Great views
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 67 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 651 rides
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      Jan 24, 2017 @ 9:24pm
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      717 |
      Jul 5, 2013 @ 10:45pm
      Jul 5, 2013

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Little Creek Mountain
      13 miles

      9 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      Xchelle (Mar 17, 2019 at 19:32)
       First few miles are Very wet and muddy. Ruining the trail and bikes. Recommend taking magic carpet and figuring out a good loop or out n back until the trail dries out a bit.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      dpearse (Nov 9, 2019 at 12:54)
       Great mix of fast single track and slick rock. Excellent views. Rode clockwise, which was good. Route finding is mostly easy but expect to be on the lookout for cairns in sections, and enjoy that it keeps you on your toes!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      otbspecialist (Jan 24, 2020 at 17:55)
       We rode the perimeter of the trail network. The elevation on Trailforks is wrong it's only about 1100 feet of climbing. We did it clockwise. Lots of challenging sections but you can walk them if you choose. It's a great ride but I'd rate Goose and Guacamole areas higher. The views here are as good as they get. The drive on the dirt road to the trailhead took us 45 minutes going slow in a regular car.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Madsadsalad (Apr 4, 2020 at 22:58)
       I was disappointed to see the poor condition of the trail. I’ve never seen it so thrashed. Replace your Divots people. When you accidentally wander and leave track in soft sand or clay get off your bike and fix it. Otherwise, the trails gets wider. It’s over eight feet wide in some places. It should be no more than two. If there are tracks in wet mud (you shouldn’t be riding) or soft sand that aren’t yours get off your bike and fill then in. Keep single track single. Please. And stay on track. You aren’t cool because you can ride over a bush through crypto to make a new trail. If you can’t find the way then mark the trail when you do. This has been a public service announcement.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      waterwagen (Jan 10, 2021 at 8:11)
       Pretty fun. I wouldn't say it's as good as Gooseberry but a nice trail to ride if you've already done that system. I would definitely do it clockwise.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Keeganpi3Q72 (Feb 11, 2021 at 7:59)
       So much fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Tracymcnulty (Apr 9, 2021 at 15:32)
       I was expecting this trail to be more technical but it definitely felt like an intermediate XC trail to me. Pretty similar to Wire Mesa but with a bit more slickrock. As far as elevation, Strava said 525 feet of climbing on Big Loop + Magic Carpet ride (clockwise loop) and that seemed accurate. No big climbs at all. Fun ride go get it.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      LynnettepLxcR (May 2, 2021 at 11:54)
       Top 3 trail in Southern Utah. It is a long, technical, and relentless trail. With the mix of slick rock and single track it never disappoints. Little creek trail is unique and will have you wanting more and more.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      MattLane1 (May 6, 2021 at 19:43)
       As said by others, the elevation gain is currently very off, its closer to 500-600 feet of climb, not 1300.
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