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Fight back against the closure of Hog Hollow!
Blue Bison Development has installed a fence, cutting off access to Hog Hollow from Highland and Alpine through the Angel Gate trailhead and Hog Hollow Creek trail. You can help by joining the FB group to keep up-to-date, showing up at city council meetings, and by donating to the legal team that's fighting the closure! Links on this page:   History of mountain biking in Hog Hollow with links to advocacy group and fundraising...  December 2021. 

EZ Breezy -- Alpine's first directional flow trail
The fun new trail through upper Big Hollow is now open for riding! Reached via Bodily Harm just off the Three Falls Fort Canyon section. Option for little loops once you're there, can be part of a big loop through the north Alpine trail system.   Trail page...  November 2021. 

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New Parley's Pointe BST section is open
Great trail heading north from Parley's Canyon. Not a cruiser -- it has a surprising amount of climbing. Fun stuff with great views of the valley (inversion allowing). Already lots of dogs and hikers on the northern end.   Trail page...  November 2021. 

Manti Race Loop and Gunnison Reservoir Trails!
Some very nice riding west of Gunnison Reservoir. But you'll never find it on your own, so pay attention to the "Getting There" section of my ride review.   Trail page...  November 2021. 

H Trail and East Bench Preserve
I'd ignored this tiny bit of trail because I thought nobody outside the neighborhood would be interested. But I was there, so why not ride it? I still don't think you'll want to ride this, but if -- like me -- you're right there sitting on your bike, here's the story.   Trail page...  November 2021. 

Nung'wu Poa (Paiute Trail)
There's a mile of new trail, with some rough edges, on the hill above the Virgin River in Springdale. Here's the info.   Trail page...  October 2021. 

Toe Trail in Ivins
A bit over a mile of absolutely flat cindered trail on top of a flood-control dike, plus two bits of singletrack at the eastern end. Nice for very young kids and adults who are brand new to bike riding. Of little interest to most mountain bikers. Heavily used by locals for their morning exercise.   Trail page...  October 2021. 

Newest trail (and a video) for the Beaver Bench trail system
Brand-new BLM trails at the mouth of Beaver Canyon. An eastern loop is now complete, making around 8 miles of nice trail in the pinion and juniper! Nice easy riding with the Sage Advice lariat loop, the eastern loop, and two DH flow trails. Still waiting to learn the other trail names!   Trail page...  October 2021. 

New Hot Lava Loop trail at Glenwood Hills
Here's a nice 3.7 mile loop option off the main Glenwood Hills race loop. Done together, it creates a single 8.6 mile loop ride with swoopy fun riding and great views.   Trail page...  October 2021. 

Cottonwood Kids Loop at Pahvant
Newest addition to the Pahvant system at Richfield: an easy 1.7 mile loop at the far north end of the system, specifically made for true beginners and kids. The northern (Kiln) trailhead is now official, with a bike repair kiosk.   Trail page...  October 2021. 

Lost Lad
This downhill trail between SLC and Bountiful is lots of fun, but is for experts. Not just for the downhill part, though. There's some steep climbing required to get to the top.   Trail page...  September 2021. 

Carpe Diem!
This trail is a weird mix. And it still has some rough edges. Maybe you'll love that. And even if you don't, there's lots of other good stuff to love on this ride. Carpe Diem is a two-way, but you absolutely should ride it downhill.   Trail page...  September 2021. 

Trail Yeah!
Nice 3.2 mile loop with fun aspen swooshing and great views. Located off the Sunrise trail at Powder Mountain, so your ride will be around 10 miles to experience this trail.   Trail page...  September 2021. 

Popperton Park
This is a tiny trail loop in the Avenues area of Salt Lake. It's super easy to ride. Popperton is the perfect trail for young kids, or for getting that timid relative onto a mountain bike for the first time!   Trail page...  September 2021. 

19th Avenue trail
This lovely new three-mile downhill flow trail lies above the Bonneville Shoreline in northeast Salt Lake. You'll like it. Also, some sections of the BST in City Creek and the Avenues have been rebuilt.  It's a good reason to hit this area again.   Trail page...  September 2021. 

Hell Canyon - Ensign Peak trail
On the northern tip of the Salt Lake Valley, this route starts on a busy road and climbs to Ensign Peak. There's the option of a climb to the BST, with many using this route to reach DH trails such as Lost Lad or Tio Bob's.   Trail page...  September 2021. 

Cutler's Twist
This is some buttery smooth singletrack. Although technically a two-way, it's an awesome downhill flow trail with banked turns and high-speed riding. A couple of stunts and lots of nice trail.   Trail page...  August 2021. 

Traildemic trail
Can you guess the year that a trail named "Traildemic" was built? Not new-new, but still new. I describe a loop ride of Traildemic and the Bicentennial trail, located in North Fork Park in Ogden Valley.   Trail page...  August 2021. 

Expanded info -- and new trail-cut -- on the Cutler Flat Loop ride!
The old lariat loop was a pretty brutal ride. Still a bit of work. But it's been made way more plush, with some nice banked flow trail and an extension of the downhill ST. Here's my updated trail report.   Trail page...  August 2021. 

Timpanogos Wildlife Management Area re-opens!
Following the fire in October 2020, the Timp WMA was closed. The process of replacing burned trail signs and repairing damage continues, but the area was declared open for mountain bikes at the end of July. Note that trail names have changed, and many "social trails" have been eliminated. See my specific trail pages, via links on this general-info area page.   Trail page...  August 2021. 

Iron Springs DH flow trails
On the south slope of Three Peaks are three one-way engineered descending routes. Climbing options include the main Iron Springs trail to Three Peaks, or a direct climb via ATV track. Details in my most-excellent trail review.   Trail page...  August 2021. 

Upper Zion Trail System
Located just outside the eastern entrance to Zion National Park, these trails range from easy to high-expert. Still some finishing touches going on but legal to ride now.   Trail page...  July 2021. 

Tom's Canyon! Very fun loop on the edge of Kanab
Narrow twisting and dipping singletrack on the skirts of the cliffs, runs around a small valley starting at the last homes of northeast Kanab.   Trail page...  July 2021. 

Steamboat Mountain Trail in Springdale
Short singletrack along the northern edge of Springdale, just outside Zion National Park. In case you're stuck there with a bike and an overpowering need for dirt.   Trail page...  July 2021. 

Tombstone and Bone Yard in Iron Hills!
Super-techy riding for those looking for a challenge. Tombstone is one long rock-garden of a climb for anyone who's ever complained about "dirt sidewalks", and Bone Yard is a double-black descent that's a lot of fun!   Trail page...  July 2021. 

Lava Link trail at Cedar City
An upper mountain link from Lava Flow to the top of Elevate and Black Ops. Nice loop ride options, and access to expert-tech loop of Tombstone and Bone Yard.   Trail page...  July 2021. 

Peacemaker Trail links Porcupine, Longview, and Peakview
This new one-mile trail sits at the top of Longview. Left takes you to Porcupine (for a short loop on Achtung Baby) and right takes you uphill to Peakview near the Jacob's Ladder connector. Good stuff; you'll like it.    Trail page...  July 2021. 

Valhalla Trail!
New route in northern Cedar City connects the Thunderbird trails to the 13th Hole loop. Still pretty loose and sloppy, so you could be forgiven if you waited until it gets packed down.   Trail page...  July 2021. 

Nebo Summit Trail
Most of this trail has been re-cut, so it's now friendlier to mountain bikes (it used to suck). Great views, cool forested riding at elevation. Brutal if you ride the whole thing out-and-back. (But you can do a pleasant 8-mile out-and-back on the upper end.) Can be done as a shuttled ride, or a loop via pavement.   Trail page...  July 2021. 

Milky Way to the top of Skyridge
Here's a fun and scenic new out-and-back ride above Jordanelle Reservoir. The trail page also covers the Oh Deer Flow trail from the same trailhead.   Trail page...  July 2021. 

The Pine Forest trail and the lower Payson Pipeline
Pine Forest and the Pipeline make a quick ride in lower Payson Canyon. Located just uphill and across the road from Forebay.   Trail page...  July 2021. 

New trailhead and new trails at Forebay in Payson Canyon!
There's so much great new stuff, I had to rewrite the Forebay page and expand the trail descriptions to 3 pages.   Trail page...  June 2021. 

Ephraim Canyon singletrack trail system - Awesome!
If you're looking for mellower family riding with beautiful views -- and the option of starting the newbs and the younger kids  from the top -- this is a great bunch of trails.   Trail page...  June 2021. 

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