Achtung Baby is a two-mile intermediate-level downhill flow trail on the southern side of Traverse Mountain in Draper. The trail has features that can be considered expert, with multiple jumps including doubles. But intermediates will enjoy this trail -- they simply need to slow down enough to keep the tires on the dirt.
The trail can be shuttled by linking the parking lot of Alpine's Beacon Hill park to the Two Hollows trailhead on the ridge. After completing Achtung Baby, continue downhill on Hog Hollow, then link to the Hog Hollow Creek trail and continue descending to Beacon Hill.
A second entry point is 0.5 miles downhill on Two Hollows. At this spot Achtung Baby crosses over Two Hollows. This entry is located 100 yards downhill from the split of Hog Hollow from the Two Hollows trail.
If you're coming from Alpine Cove or Fort Canyon, Three Falls will take you to the Peak View trail. Descend Porcupine to Two Hollows and pedal up to Achtung Baby.
Many bumps are set up as "doubles" where you pop up on the first lip, stay airborne across the low spot between bumps, then land on the downside of the second bump.
Toward the southern end, the trail must wind back and forth to shed altitude. The turns are wide, highly bermed, and built for speed. Here the scrub oak gets a little lower, so you'll see some views of Utah Valley.
Now you can turn uphill on Hog Hollow and climb back to the top. The straightness of Hog Hollow means you have 1.5 miles back uphill to earn that 650 of vertical, so crank away.
Loop ride climbing Hog Hollow
0.0 North (either trail) N40 27.889 W111 48.302
Drop to creek
0.05 Immediate L on ST after creek
(Hog Hollow Creek trail) N40 27.915 W111 48.281
0.1 L on Hog Hollow trail N40 27.949 W111 48.307
0.4 Pass Achtung exit (on L) N40 28.173 W111 48.435
1.4 Join Two Hollows N40 28.900 W111 48.917
(R = Porcupine, L = exit)
1.9 L to Achtung Baby N40 29.005 W111 49.302
2.2 Keep R (L = to Porcupine) N40 28.911 W111 49.010
2.4 Hard R onto Two Hollows
Immediate L on ST N40 28.880 W111 48.860
3.9 Hog Hollow, L for lap, R to finish N40 28.173 W111 48.435
4.1 Back at parking
From Peak View Trailhead in Draper: From Suncrest Drive at the top of Traverse Mountain, turn onto Canyon Pointe Drive. Drive 0.7 miles to Peak View trailhead. Find the Peak View trail on the south side of the trailhead area. Ride uphill 0.7 miles, then take the right (downhill) fork to the Porcupine Trail and descend. When you reach Two Hollows, do NOT enter the trail across from you -- it's an exit. Instead, go uphill 0.4 miles to the underpass to find the top of Achtung Baby.
From Canyon Pointe Drive in Suncrest: Turn on Canyon Point Drive and go 0.4 miles. At the retention pond and underpass, find a place to park. (Alternatively, park at the Peak View trailhead and pedal back 0.3 miles on the road.) Go to the north (uphill) side of the road and descend to the underpass. As you exit the underpass, Achtung Baby is on your right.
Angel Gate at Spring Hollow (middle Hog Hollow and top of Hog Hollow Creek): On Westfield Road, turn uphill (north) on Beacon Hill Blvd. Drive 0.5 miles, then as Beacon Hill turns to the right (east), turn left on Lighthouse Drive to continue straight north uphill. Lighthouse will become Angel Gate. Keep straight until you pass the irrigation facility, then park. At the northeast corner of the fence, a doubletrack descends east across the hollow. Immediately after crossing the creek, turn left on Hog Hollow.
Westfield Road (lower Hog Hollow trail): If you're parking (or pedaling) on Westfield Road, the trail is 0.7 miles west of the stop sign where Westfield ends on 200 North in Alpine. Spot the metal gate on the north side of the road near the school crossing. The doubletrack that heads uphill through the gate is the lower Hog Hollow trail.
Beacon Hill Park (bottom of Hog Hollow Creek): From Westfield Road, turn north uphill on Beacon Hill Blvd. Drive 0.5 miles, and just after the road turns to the east, turn right into the parking area above Beacon Hill Park. The Hog Hollow Creek trail will be on the north side of the road (across the street from, and just east of the parking lot).
Single-page riding guide
GPS track files (Right-click and "Save as..."):
Achtung Baby track
Hog Hollow to Achtung Baby loop ride
Hog Hollow multi-track area file
Maps for printing:
View area aerial map
View Hog Hollow Creek map
Lodging, camping, shops: Links to north Utah County resources