The Draper Bike Park lies west of the Equestrian Center parking lot on Highland Blvd. Stuffed into this grove of oak brush are two miles of singletrack trail, a skills practice zone, three pump tracks, nested jumping loops, cyclocross features such as stairs and flyover, and a set of short downhill flow trails. The system connects directly to the Corner Canyon trails . Plus there's a connector to Draper's Porter Rockwell paved trail. And, as of August 2015, they're still adding to it.
The singletrack trails vary from broad and easy to narrow and twisting. The 2014 cyclocross course visits most of this trail at 1.6 miles per lap (see the map below). Connections and trail forks come too fast for a defined ride pattern -- just explore. It's easy to reach the four-mile mark without feeling like you're duplicating.
In addition, there are singletrack trails outside the fence along the railroad track. (The railroad track trails go to Porter Rockwell on the northeast and to 13th East on the southwest.) These trails are straight and fast, but may suffer from goathead thorns.
The center of the park offers some fun stuff. The flyover takes you over the top of other cyclists. It takes a quick sprint to get enough speed for the steep ramp of the flyover.
Enclosed in a log fence, the skills area is just east of the flyover. There are logs to hop, logs to balance on, ramps, rockpiles, and other bike handling challenges.Note for 2015: Part of the skills area is being replaced by a pump track.
There are three pump tracks. The original pump track is small but fun. At the park's highest
point on the south end, this series of bumps lets you accelerate your bike around the loop
without pedaling. The pump track is also enclosed by a log fence, and is accessed via a short
trail that begins just southeast of the flyover, opposite the opening into the middle pump
track and skills area. (See the map.)
Two new pump tracks have been added in 2015. A beginner pump track lies just east of the jumps area, with a second small track replacing part of the skills area just northeast of the flyover.
Just before the pump track is the entrance to three short-but-fun downhill practice trails. The first is rated "easy" with high bermed turns as you snake downhill.
These three trails come together on a single return trail near the skills zone to climb back for another go.
On the eastern end of the bike park are the jumping loops. This area is the bike park's main
attraction. In 2015, it appears that a new parking lot will be developed right next to the
jumps, so riders heading for the jumps won't be competing with XC riders on the singletrack
from the main Equestrian Center parking lot.
There's an upper platform (area where you stand around between runs) for Expert and Intermediate and a lower platform for the Beginner runs.
Find the westbound paved trail at the southwest corner of the parking lot. Near the gate just a few feet down the trail, keep to the left and enter singletrack. Follow it down the fenceline until you reach an open area 1/4 mile later, then turn right and ride the broad path to the flyover.
Corner Canyon area trails overview page
GPS track files (right-click and "Save as..."):
GPX track of race loop for download
Master File of Corner Canyon tracks!
Higher-res aerial view of Bike Park w CX loop
Lodging, camping, shops: Links to southern SLC resources