The Edelweiss Trail is a 1.2-mile singletrack at the top of Traverse Ridge in Draper. It begins across Suncrest Drive from the eastern end of Eagle Crest then crosses the ridge to join Ann's Trail at 0.5 miles from the Peak View trailhead. Edelweiss was added to Corner Canyon 's trail system in late 2021. It's not a "destination trail" but can be used to tie other trails together for a satisfying ride.
In addition to tying the trails of the Eagle Crest area to those of the Peak View area, Edelweiss creates a continuous 8.4-mile loop of singletrack around Traverse Mountain when combined with Ann's Trail , Ann's Connector , and Eagle Crest .
The northern end of Edelweiss lies on Ann's Trail. From Suncrest Drive, take Canyon Pointe Drive until it becomes the Peak View trailhead access road. Park there. From the Peak View trailhead, pedal west on Ann's Trail for 0.5 miles, then veer left at the fork.
From the Potato Hill trailhead, take the Potato Hill trail east, then keep right to take a short connector to Ann's Trail. Turn left (away from the underpass) to go eastbound on Ann's. Climb uphill for 1.7 miles, then take a hard right onto Edelweiss.
Edelweiss' southern end is on Suncrest Drive, just across from the Eagle Crest trail. Don't even think about parking here. To ride from this end, you'll need to connect from the Eagle Crest trail. The closest parking is the Eagle Crest trailhead at the end of Traverse Ridge Road. Ride 1.5 miles from the Eagle Crest trailhead to Suncrest Drive. While Edelweiss is just across the street, the preferred place to cross is up the sidewalk 200 yards at the crossing light on Edge Road. Find the trail at the northeast corner of that intersection.
The Edelweiss trail is half forest and half subdivision trail corridor.
When coming the opposite direction (south to north) this section is a fun downhill romp.
Select a trailhead. For simplicity, we'll start from the Maple Hollow (Deer Crest) trailhead at the west end of Eagle Crest and go counterclockwise. Pedal east, passing south Maple Hollow , Zooropa, Vertigo , and Woods Hollow . Now cross Suncrest Drive to Edelweiss at mile 2.6. When Edelweiss ends on Ann's Trail at mile 3.8 turn hard left. Follow Ann's down past Potato Hill at mile 5.3 and under the road. Pass the Little Valley trails, then start cranking uphill. The Maple Hollow DH trail crosses at mile 6.9. When you reach Ann's Connector at mile 7.3, turn left uphill and pedal back to the trailhead.For added miles, take any of the above connecting trails to do a little loop.
Deer Ridge (Maple Hollow) trailhead: At the stop sign in Suncrest, get on Deer Ridge Drive (right turn from SLC, straight from Utah Co). Go 0.9 miles. Just before the road crosses a bridge, turn right onto Elk Glen Drive and immediately turn left to park at the small picnic area.
Eagle Crest trailhead: From the hill-top stop sign above, go south on Traverse Ridge Road (straight from SLC, left turn from Utah Co). To to the end of the road and park.
Peak View trailhead: On Suncrest Drive, turn onto Canyon Pointe Drive. Keep straight until you find yourself on the narrower paved trailhead road. It's 0.7 miles from Suncrest Drive to Peak View. This trailhead has bathrooms, water, and repair facilities.