9 miles
Distance
2,332 ft
Climb
-416 ft
Descent
01:04:07
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)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12291 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in E-Biking
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 85 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.

More Stats for WOW mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,914 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,207 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,380 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,228 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,143 ft
  • Grade
    4.1%
  • Grade max
    -22%
  • Grade min
    37.4%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,977 ft
  • Avg time
    01:04:07
  • Avg reverse time
    01:19:13
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Status:
on Jul 30, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4.25 (33 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
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  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      WOW Trail Reports

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      Jul 30, 2020 @ 9:20pm
      Jul 30, 2020
      Season has been hard on this awesome trail. Lots more root exposure, random loose rocks and wash boarding than earlier in the season. Still a...
      Jul 29, 2020 @ 4:36pm
      Jul 29, 2020
      Trail is dusty/dry but still an awesome ride. This was my first time doing it and won't be the last. There are some fair ruts leading into some of...
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 12:01pm
      Jul 17, 2020
      Watch out for the herds of kids from the local mountain bike team.
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 7:55am
      Jul 8, 2020
      Riding up is dry and loose in the rocky sections. Descending I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. Riding Maxxis Rekon Race tires that...
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 7:32pm
      Jul 7, 2020
      All clear. Getting a little brushy on the lower half.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 37 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 572 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 925 rides
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      11 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Dennis151 (Sep 19, 2017 at 4:41)
       Nothing technical. Nice easy going ride. Lots of fun!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]

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