8.8 miles
Distance
427 ft
Climb
-2,358 ft
Descent
01:21:33
Avg time

WOW Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Wasatch Over Wasatch
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #12291 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

This trail has been a long time in the making. Literally, it has taken over a year. The last part at the tops and connection is complete and is great. Flows well at the top and has nice berms. This is not just up and down, once you climb up to the ridge, you descent back to the road, with a small kick before you reach the road. Both directions are great and offer some fun bumps. The lower section was an out-n-back for a long time and has some overgrowth, but I think they are cleaning that up now that the top connects to the bottom. But overall great trail. Really long, with no breaks.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for WOW mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,929 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,198 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,358 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,147 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,217 ft
  • Grade
    -4.1%
  • Grade max
    -40.7%
  • Grade min
    37.6%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,537 ft
  • Avg time
    01:21:33
  • Avg reverse time
    01:27:28
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on Jun 12, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (44 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      WOW Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 54 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 284 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 2,232 rides
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      14 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Fast44 (Jul 21, 2017 at 14:58)
       Really long relentless downhill with tons of switchbacks. Nothing technical. No fearful exposures. The lower section of WOW drops out of the Aspens in to more open scrub. More Duffy. Lots of southern exposure so very dry here in mid July.
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      • + 1
      Dennis151 (Sep 19, 2017 at 4:41)
       Nothing technical. Nice easy going ride. Lots of fun!
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      • + 2
      gregtf (Jun 29, 2019 at 17:08)
       Found a helmet gloves and elbow or shin pads near the trail head (pine canyon parking lot). Let me know brands and if they are yours (probably fell off the top of your car). Happy to meet up.
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      • + 2
      Seanpistol (Jul 7, 2019 at 10:36)
       Sent you a message - that’s my stuff! Thank you so much for posting that you found it!
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      • + 1
      kpowell943 (Jul 20, 2019 at 12:09)
       Beautiful trail. Great fun, great condition. Dry and dusty. Started at parking lot at bottom of canyon, left another vehicle up top. Hiked up starting at 6:30 a.m. Be careful - stinging nettle on sides of trail 7.1 miles up from bottom. After finishing regular WOW trail at mile 9, continued up 1.5 miles further on Upper WOW Trail to large parking lot with bathrooms. Shallow stream crossing on this upper trail one mile before the parking lot - no problem to jump over rocks, got a little bit wet. Saw three adult moose, two bulls, one cow, in parking lot meadow at 6:20 when dropping off car!
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      • + 0
      rpmotocross (Aug 2, 2019 at 15:26)
       Fantastic trail. One hell of a climb. If you’re visiting the area, consider shuttling it. Wonderfully fun downhill that takes you through several layers of ecosystems. Exceptional ride.
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      • + 0
      Mcpayne84103 (Sep 8, 2019 at 20:07)
       A third of the ride was in the rain. The dirt was absolutely epic even while pouring on us in a storm. We saw moose, wild turkey, and the views were epic. We shuttled this reverse (downhill) and I feel this is one of the most underated trails I've rode in the state. The name wow is exactly how our group felt the entire ride
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      • + 0
      CarlyG (May 24, 2020 at 13:58)
       Awesome trail. We road from top down. There’s two downed trees across the trail toward the top. Too big to move. Somebody will need to bring a saw. So just look out for those if you’re riding fast.
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      • + 1
      cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (Jun 18, 2020 at 17:12)
       Absolutely incredible trail, fantastically built! This must go on all MTBers bucket lists. I’ve ridden a lot of trails all over the world and this would be in my top ten, probably even top five. Endless, spectacular, swooping fun with stunning scenery and greenery to ride through! Thank you trail builders and the Park, amazing job!
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      • + 0
      Ugene (Jun 23, 2020 at 6:51)
       This is a fabulous well designed trail with spectacular vistas and ecosystems. If you’re a green/blue type rider and new to this trail, here’s some objective insight: Blue trails cover a wide spectrum — this one is upper-end blue. It’s more difficult than some of the popular PC blue trails such as Mid Mountain, Flying Dog, Moose Puddle and Spiro. In the last few miles, there are narrow mountainside tracks with some side hill exposures — not cliffs but very steep. Rest/repair turnout opportunities are limited and there’s little room for bidirectional traffic. Lots of switchbacks some are loose and rocky.
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      • + 0
      MTBdad1 (Jul 23, 2020 at 9:36)
       To the person I picked up in my truck yesterday evening to help up the hill near Wasatch campground: you left your helmet in my truck.
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      • + 0
      Eli07 (Aug 7, 2020 at 11:05)
       Relay good trail it was very rocky though
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      • + 0
      Daconley (Aug 22, 2020 at 15:52)
       If doing it on a hot day bring enough water. I was dying by the end of the ride. Super fun down hill that kicks your but.
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      • + 1
      Three6ty (Oct 26, 2020 at 20:38)
       Super fun trail top to bottom. Has three distinctly different climates. Up top your riding thru the aspens, and then you drop into the deserty scrub on the west face, cross back over and you are now into the pine trees and at some points you feel like you are in the jungle.
      It is a must do if you are in the are. Whenever I visit Park City , I hop over the mtn and do this trail.
      I do it as a shuttle, but see hikers and the rare biker climbing it.
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