Looking northwest down the Farm Trail. Across the valley are Traverse Ridge (the...
Looking northwest down the Farm Trail. Across the valley are Traverse Ridge (the pale spot is Geneva Rock) and Lone Peak. This photo August 8, 2015.
Farm Trail at Eagle Mountain
The Farm Trail lies west of Saratoga Springs, just to the south of the eastern end of Eagle Mountain. The singletrack sits on a broad gently-sloping alluvial fan at the base of Lake Mountain. The trail is a quick and easy ride. It's suitable for beginners and kids. The Farm Trail is a loop consisting of 2.2 miles of singletrack and 0.2 miles of dirt road. The main loop is a quick ride that has no technical challenges. There's a little advanced-tech add-on of 0.4 miles that can put some extra oomph into a second lap. UPDATE 2020: My understanding is that this trail loop is now closed to the public.
Eagle Mountain has some awesome and challenging singletrack rides. But this is not a high-voltage ride. I have no other photos to show you because, after snapping the trailhead photo above, I waited for an interesting photo op and waited all the way back to the car. It wasn't until I was on the way home that I thought "Did I take enough pictures? Or ANY pictures?" So the following photos are from the Ridgeline Trail above the Mountain Ranch Bike Park in Eagle Mountain, which I rode the same day.
Heres what youre missing. This limestone outcrop is a challenge on the Ridgeline...
Here's what you're missing. This limestone outcrop is a challenge on the Ridgeline Trail on the other side of the mountain.
Map of the trail
Getting there:
You can drive directly to the loop, or you can pedal the dirt road from the official "trailhead" on Porters Crossing Parkway. Or you can reach it by descending Lake Mountain on Flintstone or Shooting Gallery (appropriately named). To drive to the trailhead, take Redwood Road (11600 West) southbound. Cross SR-73 and go south to the Pony Express Parkway and turn right (west). As you reach Eagle Mountain, turn left (south) and drive to the end of the pavement. The loop is 1.2 miles south on the dirt road. At 1.1 miles, the road splits and you should veer left down into the wash. You'll see a narrow singletrack on your left just after you climb out of the wash. (If you arrived at an area with a log fence, you went the wrong way.)

GPS track files and route (right-click and "Save as..."):
      Farm Trail track
      Multi-track GPX area file
Wider area satellite map showing roads:   View
Lodging, camping, shops:  Links to Provo area resources