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The Blackridge trails start at Blackridge Pond in Herriman. There are three major trails: Blackridge, Diamondback, and Sidewinder. Blackridge is still being extended in July 2018 but is open for riding up to the trail-construction area. This trail guide is for a short lariat ride with around 400 feet of total climbing, suitable for beginning riders.
Trail conditions, alignments, and connections will change. Use this guide at your own risk. Copyright 2018 UtahMountainBiking.com
|Sample ride, easy loop of Sidewinder and Diamondback
0.0 Singletrack from Blackridge parking N40 28.814 W112 01.345
0.3 R onto Sidewinder N40 28.892 W112 01.558
0.9 L uphill on Diamondback N40 29.063 W112 01.840
1.1 L uphill (R = BST) N40 29.022 W112 01.985
|1.7 Top of the World, take in the views
2.2 Hard L onto Blackridge N40 28.575 W112 01.530
2.8 Keep R and downhill N40 28.892 W112 01.558
3.1 Back at parking
|Getting there: First, let me caution you.
Street names in this area often change as you go through a stop sign. And
the names on the signs are often not the same as what you see on your auto
GPS or on Google Maps. Yeah, it's messed up. But print my map (link
below) and take it with you. Look carefully at the street layout as you
follow my directions and you won't get lost.
Blackridge trailhead: Get onto Juniper Crest as above. As you see that you're leaving the dense homes and are approaching a bridge across a ravine, turn right onto Ambermont Drive. (Again, caution. The continuation of Ambermont east of Juniper Crest has a different name.) Over the next half-mile, Ambermont goes southwest, then west, then turns to northwest. Now fork left on Aurora Vista. Quickly turn right onto Esher Street, then left at Ashland Ridge and enter the parking area for Blackridge Pond. The trail starts at the far end of the parking strip. (If you reach a "do-not-enter" exit from Blackridge Pond on the right and a "bozos-stay-out" sign for a private neighborhood straight ahead, you went too far on Aurora Vista. Turn around and go back to Esher Street.)