||Redford Run Trail
Alpine east bench access to Lambert Park
The Redford Run trail is a very easy, almost flat trail that runs along
the High Bench Ditch irrigation canal in Alpine. It's only 0.7 miles long,
but is important to local riders because it provides a dirt route into the
southern end of Lambert Park.
only locals will find this trail of interest.
north on Redford Run. Lone Peak dominates the view in the distance. Photos
and ride track May 13, 2018 by Bruce.
|This trail is also an excellent choice for a quick ride by
the overweight and out of shape, or true raw beginning riders. It's also a
great trail for very small children. (Don't worry about the canal. It's
almost impossible for anyone to fall into it. And if they do, it's usually
The trail is shaded for 90% of its distance. Cool.
And no sunburn.
||The southern end of the trail is on Preston Drive, high on
Alpine's east bench. There's no trailhead here -- it's where you'd pedal
to catch the trail if you're riding from your home somewhere in south
One of the rare spots where the trail isn't under
trees right alongside the canal. Looking north.
|The trail also has a 0.2 mile connector along the south side
of 300 North. The pitch of this short trail is fine for experienced
riders, but may stop children. It ends with a bridge across the canal,
which most riders simply ignore, choosing to dip through the canal.
Connector from 300 North.
||Along the way north, the trail will first cross Lone Peak
Drive, then 300 North, then Bald Mountain Drive. (Bald Mountain is the
road to the parking area at the south end of Lambert Park.)
View south as the trail crosses Bald Mountain Drive
|Northbound after crossing Bald Mountain, you'll see the
Corkscrew trail of Lambert Park climbing the hill on your right. Take
Corkscrew to begin your Lambert ride. (You may also notice a trail angling
north below Corkscrew, which is a "social trail" connector to
Flank. The official Flank trail fork is about 100 feet uphill on
This trail is so flat, it feels like it's downhill in
both directions! The wider gray stripe on the left is the canal; dry at
this point. The trail is the smaller gray stripe slightly to the right.
||If you continue north on Redford Run, you'll hit the broad
parking zone. Look for the hole in the cement barrier. From there, follow
the flat doubletrack north to the High Bench trailhead area.
The Redford Run trail emerges from the trees just
south of the parking area at the end of Bald Mountain Drive.
If you're driving to Redford Run, plan to park at the Bald Mountain
parking area. As you drive into Alpine, turn onto 100 South in Alpine. Drive east until
you're forced to turn at Country Manor Lane. Go left. At 300 North, turn
right, then take the next left on Bald Mountain Drive. Go to the end of
the road and park.
No bathrooms at trailhead; nearest bathroom at High Bench trailhead
(see Lambert Park page.)
For connections to south-end trails at Lambert Park, see the Lambert
south trails page.