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Rush  Bike Flow Trail

The Rush Trail is a one-way mountain bike route in Draper's Corner Canyon. It starts at the Peak View trailhead on Traverse Ridge and descends to the wide trail intersection with the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Rush features tight turns and occasional short climbs, descending at 250 feet per mile. Although its direction is downhill and it offers some jumps and stunts, it is not a classic "DH trail." 

The turns on Rush are designed for speed. Review by Bruce in June 2010. Last updated September 2018.

Rush is 2.5 miles in length, descending 800 vertical from the Peak View trailhead on Traverse Ridge (altitude 5900 feet). A newer route bypasses an up-and-down section called The Trees to offer a more continuous downhill. The section of the official Rush trail is 0.3 miles; the old path is 1.0. So if you ride "Classic Rush" with the detour through The Trees, you'll bypass 0.3 miles of "official" Rush for 1.0 mile of flatter riding, making your total 3.2 miles. 

The Peak View Trailhead on Traverse Ridge. Some day, there'll be a connector from the Suncrest Road so you can quickly drive there.

Dogs, horses, and hikers are forbidden on Rush. It's a bicycle-only downhill-only trail. This is a busy and popular trail, especially on weekends. Expect high-speed traffic, with oncoming riders not expecting anybody in the trail. So don't even think about pedaling back uphill to try a stretch of trail again.

The rock garden entry into Rush. Designed to catch the attention of horse riders and hikers who blunder onto the trail.

The trail is rated as intermediate in technical requirement. But for the most part, the trail surface is broad and smooth. It's a "flow" trail, where you can just keep rolling downhill. So experienced beginning-level riders can and do ride down Rush.

Hitting the high side of a high-speed turn.

To reach the top of Rush, climb any other trail to the Peak View trailhead on Traverse Ridge. Your options are Clark's Trail, Canyon Hollow (connecting via Brocks Point), Ann's Trail from Potato Hill, Ghost Falls (connected via a mile on the dirt Corner Canyon Road). Come over Hog Hollow from Alpine. Or you can grind up the Corner Canyon Road.

Bike fixing station at the trailhead. Pump and bike tools. Draper loves its mountain bikers.

Your options for getting uphill are:
Mike Weir TH (on Mike Weir Drive west of Corner Canyon). Take the Bonneville Shoreline Trail eastbound to Clark's Trail and climb to the top.
Coyote Hollow TH (behind the temple). 100 feet after leaving the circle, fork left and climb uphill to Clarks, or go straight on the new 2013 lower section of Canyon Hollow. 

Mike Engberson rockets around a turn during the 2012 Intermountain Cup race, which used Rush as its downhill.

Corner Canyon Equestrian parking (on Highland Blvd). Climb uphill on the Corner Canyon trail. Keep straight and uphill at the complex 5-way, staying on doubletrack until you see the connector to Canyon Hollow on your right.
Potato Hill on Traverse Mountain Road. Fork right off Pototo Hill, then keep straight (left -- don't go through the underpass) and climb Ann's Trail to the top.
Corner Canyon Road BST trailhead. Follow the BST southwest to connect to any uphill route, or climbing directly up the Corner Canyon Road to the upper Clarks/Rush TH).

Sample speed turn with retaining wall to bank the turn.

In 2013 a new steeper route was cut, bypassing a long but not-always-downhill section. The new route is 0.3 miles, the bypassed trail is 1.0 mile. The bypassed trail has been renamed The Trees. If you take this "classic" route, you'll do some pedaling, but will be rewarded with distance and views.

The DH/Trees fork is 0.4 miles from the top. The new section drops 100 vertical feet over 0.3 mile before it -- all too quickly -- rejoins the classic route.

Here's the route split. Left and down for the New Rush; right and flat for The Trees.

At the bottom of Rush (about 1/3 mile after you cross over Canyon Hollow), you can hop R on the doubletrack and climb up to the uphill (old) Canyon Hollow trailhead. Or you can go left and take the broad Bonneville Shoreline westbound to Clarks (or the bottom of Canyon Hollow).

Near the bottom as you pass through the hollow are larger maples and some tight hairpins.

Bottom Line

A great addition to Draper's trail system. While rated intermediate, it's suitable for experienced and confident beginning riders.

The ride has frequent back-and-forth meanders with tight bermed turns.

 Up the hill and down the Rush trail...

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Rush "Classic" The Trees Trail riding landmarks:
     Get to the top via any of the five possible routes!
0.0  Start upper Clark's TH N40 29.291 W111 49.249
       Exit the fenced parking area on the west side, fork R. Aim downhill.
0.4  Fork R to The Trees N40 29.266 W111 49.429
0.7  Cross old Pipeline Trail N40 29.401 W111 49.325
1.4  Rejoin DH Rush N40 29.461 W111 49.434
1.7  Cross old Pipeline Trail again N40 29.464 W111 49.468
2.2  Cross old Pipeline Trail again N40 29.674 W111 49.627
2.4  Keep L (R = to Canyon Hollow)N40 29.683 W111 49.588
2.9  Cross Canyon Hollow N40 29.714 W111 49.927
       (L=Coyote TH, R=climb up)
3.1  L downhill N40 29.754 W111 49.963
3.2  5-way gravel area for multi-trail connections

Rush DOWN Trail riding landmarks:
     Get to the top via any of the five possible routes!
0.0  Start upper Clark's TH N40 29.291 W111 49.249
       Exit the fenced parking area on the west side, fork R. Aim downhill.
0.4  Keep L (R= The Trees) N40 29.266 W111 49.429
0.7  "Trees" rejoins N40 29.461 W111 49.434
1.0  Cross old Pipeline Trail again N40 29.464 W111 49.468
1.5  Cross old Pipeline Trail again N40 29.674 W111 49.627
1.7  Keep L (R = to Canyon Hollow)N40 29.683 W111 49.588
2.2  Cross Canyon Hollow N40 29.714 W111 49.927
       (L=Coyote TH, R=climb up)
2.4  L downhhill N40 29.754 W111 49.963
2.5  R to DT BST

Corner Canyon - Canyon Hollow - Rush - Creekview Loop:
0.0    To west side of Equestrian Parking
         N40 30.352 W111 50.766
         Drop down and turn L into tunnel
         Exit tunnel and for L uphill (Corner Canyon Tr)
         N40 30.306 W111 50.775
0.2    Veer R uphill N40 30.322 W111 50.721
0.3    Keep L N40 30.152 W111 50.483
0.5    Keep L N40 30.099 W111 50.395
0.6    Pass alternate TH N40 30.099 W111 50.376
0.7    Join DT, R uphill N40 30.037 W111 50.315
1.0    Keep on DT N40 29.858 W111 50.190
         (Creekview on L, then BST on R)
1.1    Curve slightly to R on DT
         N40 29.823 W111 50.124
         Then fork L on DT N40 29.762 W111 50.120
1.2    Find DT on R of DT, keep L uphill along road
         N40 29.762 W111 50.081
1.3    Pass exit of Rush, keep L
         N40 29.757 W111 49.968
1.4    R on Canyon Hollow ST
         N40 29.774 W111 49.805
1.5    Take either fork (L = steeper)
         N40 29.753 W111 49.789
1.6    Trails rejoin, keep climbing
1.7    Fork R (L = Ghost Falls)
         N40 29.750 W111 49.652
3.1    R on Brocks Trail N40 29.539 W111 49.082
3.4    Enter TH area, cross to west side
         N40 29.308 W111 49.222
3.5    R on Rush Trail N40 29.294 W111 49.245
4.1    Cross old pipeline eastbound N40 29.400 W111 49.320
4.9    Cross old pipeline westbound N40 29.463 W111 49.468
5.5    Join old pipeline eastbound N40 29.673 W111 49.625
5.6    Hard L (diversion off old trail 2012)
         N40 29.647 W111 49.557
6.4    L on lower Canyon Hollow N40 29.757 W111 49.969
6.5    R to gravel N40 29.762 W111 50.082
         On DT go L downhill
         At fork R downhill on DT N40 29.762 W111 50.120
6.7    Veer L onto ST Creekview Trail
         N40 29.863 W111 50.196
7.4    Cross bridge, fork L N40 30.148 W111 50.499
7.7    Enter tunnel N40 30.307 W111 50.775
         Up to parking
7.9    Done

Lower Corner Canyon Trailhead (Equestrian Center): Take the Bluffdale exit from I-15 and turn east towards the mountains. Continue on Highland Drive until you reach the ballpark parking lot. Directly across the street from the parking, the Lower Corner Canyon trail heads uphill (GPS N 40 30.351' W 111 50.721'). To reach the trailhead from the north (Sandy area), take 13th East southward until it ends at the stop sign just past the underpass. Turn left and drive 1/4 mile, then turn left into the paved parking area. Start riding by going under the street and keeping left on the Corner Canyon Trail, connecting to Ghost Falls, Canyon Hollow, or Clarks at mile 1.2. (Bathroom at this TH.)
Getting there, Coyote Hollow trailhead: Take the Bluffdale exit from I-15 and turn east towards the mountains. Climb the hill as above, but turn right at the light on Traverse Mountain Road. After one mile, turn into Mike Weir Drive on your left. Pass the Mike Weir trailhead 1/2 mile later and continue another half mile until the road veers left downhill. Take the next right turn, turn right again, then left. You should now be on Gray Fox Drive. Take the next right into Coyote Hollow Court. The parking is on the right at the end of the pavement. As you start riding, keep R uphill for Clarks, left and slightly downhill on the Silica Pit trail to reach Canyon Hollow or Ghost Falls.
Bonneville Shoreline on Corner Canyon Road:  From Draper, take 123rd South to 13th East and turn south (right). At the roundabout just down the hill, turn east (the equivalent of a left turn at the roundabout) on Pioneer Road. Go around one mile to 20th East, then turn right going south. To start riding on the CC Road, turn left into the paved parking area (GPS N 40 31.281' W 111 50.081'). Bike or drive one mile up Corner Canyon to the Bonneville Shoreline trailhead on your right (N 40 30.364' W 111 50.094'). From here, either continue up the road, or take the BST downhill to Ghost Falls, Canyon Hollow, or Clarks. (Bathroom at this TH.)
Ghost Falls TH:  If you drive a little further up the Corner Canyon Road (see above), you'll reach the next trailhead, which is Ghost Falls. (Bathroom at this TH.)
Peak View TH (Traverse Ridge):  Head all the way up the Corner Canyon Road (see above), whether by car -- if the gate is open -- or by bike from either the BST or Ghost Falls trailheads. The fenced area on on the right as you approach the summit is the trailhead.
Potato Hill TH:
Take the Bluffdale exit from I-15 and turn east towards the mountains on Highland Drive. At the light at the top of the hill, turn right on Traverse Mountain Road. After one mile, pass Mike Weir Drive on your left. Look for the Potato Hill TH on your left about mile 1.3 from the light. Start by riding through the fence, turn R immediately. Next keep R as Potato Hill trail turns north. Connect to Ann's and turn left. Climb Ann's to Clark's, and on to the Peak View trailhead.
Getting from Suncrest eastbound to the Peak View Trailhead (top of Rush, Clark's, Brocks) by bike:  Shuttled riders need to get from pavement to the top of Rush. Riders on Eagle Crest who want to use Rush as part of a big loop need to connect. The area between Suncrest Drive and the Peak View TH is still under development, so routes are likely to change. See our connections page, which will be updated periodically.
Riding resources for this trail:
Single-page riding guide to CC-Canyon Hollow-Rush-Creekview loop
Corner Canyon area trail overview page
GPS track files (right-click and "Save as..."):
     Rush only 
     CornerCan-CanyonHollow-Rush-Creekview Loop
     CornerCan-Clarks-Rush-CanyonHollow ride
     Lariat ride Hog Hollow to Rush to Canyon Hollow
     2012 Intermountain Cup race loop
     Draper Area GPX multi-trail file
Wider-area topo of Corner Canyon trail system for printing: 
     View canyon area H-Res    View wider, including Jacobs Ladder
Lodging, camping, shops:
    Links to southern SLC resources

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