Includes Dropout, Ant Farm, Crazy 8's and Team Cutthroat DH trails
Fink Again, Stealth, and 24-7 trails
Stealth and 24-7 should actually be considered as one continuous trail. This is a nice ride by itself, used frequently by locals. The trail delivers Jeremy Ranch riders to the Glenwild Loop, or Park City bikers to Moose Hollow.
24-7 also is the starting point for the Bob's Basin freeride trails, discussed below. It is also the route to the western side of Flying Dog, a popular loop ride.
At the midpoint of the Glenwild to East Canyon route, the Bad Apple trail combines with Fink Again to reach 24-7 from the Bad Apple trailhead. Many riders ride a loop of Stealth, 24-7 to Fink Again, then Bad Apple downhill to the paved trail along the frontage road, which returns them to the Glenwild trailhead.
The trail clears of snow relatively early, and is ready to ride by mid-May. The trail surface is fairly wide, buff and non-technical.
0.0 Leave parking, cross creek
Drop left onto singletrack (Stealth Trail)
1.9 Fork, go L (R = Glenwild Loop)
Trail is now named 24-7
2.1 Dropout (top of trail, DH only)
2.2 Team Cutthroat (top of trail, DH only)
(These trails merge into Fink Again at
bottom of hill. Option of bailout on Graduate)
3.4 Keep straight (L = Crazy 8s)
Fink Again joins trail on L (keep R uphill)
4.0 Cross paved road
4.8 Bailout to Jeremy Ranch (keep straight uphill)
6.9 East Canyon Road
East Canyon Road: Just after Parley's Summit, take the Jeremy Ranch exit and turn north (left) under the freeway. Turn left at the first stop sign, then take the next right (Jeremy Ranch Drive). Continue until the road turns sharply around to the right, where you'll see the dirt East Canyon Road branching off to the left. Park and climb the ST on the east side of the road (the direction your car was facing as you came around the paved turn).
Graduate trailhead: At the I-80 Park City exit, go north (left from the exit if you're coming from SLC) to the frontage road. Turn left on the frontage road. Next turn left again toward the school. As you pass the school, there's parking on the left. Just past the school, there's a fenced area with a shed on the right, and a gravel roadway on the far side. About 100 yards down this gravel path, at the end of a broad gravel area (don't park here), there's a wooden bridge. That's your trail. At the first fork, keep R. At the 2nd fork (Fink Again), go L.
Bad Apple trailhead: See below.
The Bad Apple trail will descend and cross the creek, then climb 0.5 miles to the intersection of Fink Again. Keep left. The trail to your right is Dropout, the combined return from the DH trails.
Across the little valley are Ant Farm, Team Cutthroat, and Dropout. You'll have to descend and climb back uphill 150 vertical feet on 24-7 to reach them. It's 1.3 miles from the top of Fink Again to the top of Dropout, with 150 vertical feet of climbing.
Crazy 8's starts on 24-7, 100 feet east of the top of Fink Again. It descends 175 vertical feet over 0.5 miles before joining Ant Farm. From there, the combined trail descends another 100 vertical feet over 0.3 miles -- joining Dropout for the last 0.1 mile to Fink Again. Technically, this is the easiest route down (with the exception of descending Fink Again).A loop using Crazy 8's is 2.0 miles with 300 vertical feet of climbing.
Ant Farm is 1.2 miles from the top of Fink Again, requiring a descent (and climb) through the shallow valley. From the bottom of Dropout, it's a total of 2.3 miles and 400 vertical feet of climbing to the top of Ant Farm. From there, it's 0.9 miles to the bottom, as you join Crazy 8's then Dropout along the way. Ant Farm is upper-intermediate in tech requirement.A loop using Ant Farm is 3.2 miles with 400 vertical feet of climbing.
Team Cutthroat starts just a few feet past the entry to Ant Farm. This is the most technical way down. There are some mean rocks and a few stunts. Even the ride-arounds can be tough. The trail descends 200 vertical feet in 0.4 miles, then joins Dropout for another 0.3 miles. So you're doing the same 300 descent, but in 1/4 mile less distance.A loop using Team Cutthroat is 3.0 miles with 400 vertical feet of climbing.
The top of Dropout is 1.3 miles from the top of Fink Again. Dropout is a broad and smooth descent with banked turns. Riders who are looking for a cushy way down should take Dropout. Dropout is just over 0.8 miles long.A loop using Dropout is 3.2 miles with 400 vertical feet of climbing.
For the rest, an early-intermediate rider can just cruise the thing, top to bottom. Roll over the milder stunts, and take a "cheater" route around the ones that make you nervous. (If there isn't an established secondary "B-line," get off your bike and walk around the stunt!)
A lot of fun packed into a small area. The south-facing slopes will clear of snow faster than most Park City area rides, so you'll enjoy an extended season.Note that tech features will change due to erosion and rotting of timber. In the 10 years from my first ride at Bob's Basin, a lot of man-made stunts have required replacement. So you may not see the exact features in the photos above.
Exit I-80 at Jeremy Ranch. Go north on Homestead Road to the 4-way stop just past the on-off ramp. Turn right onto Rasmussen Road. Go 1/3 mile. At the far end of the shopping complex, turn left and drive until you're forced to turn right as you reach the edge of the ravine. Find a parking spot. The trail is at the far (east) end of the parking strip.Water: none at trailhead Bathrooms: none at trailhead