with Turkey Road and Peacemaker
The Longview trail lies on the Alpine side of Draper's Corner Canyon /Traverse Ridge trail system. Longview extends from the lower Hog Hollow trail (right at the end of Fango and Achtung Baby ) up to the newer Peacemaker trail. Most riders are using Longview (and Peacemaker) to climb to the Peakview trail . The expected riding season is late May through November.
The elevation at the bottom of Longview is 5250 feet. It climbs at a gentle pace to end on Peacemaker (see below) at 6250. Longview and Peacemaker are suitable for strong beginners, but loop rides and further exploration at the top require intermediate skill or better.
You can arrive at the top of Turkey Road and Peacemaker by climbing Peakview from Corner Canyon. These trails connect to Longview just downhill. The closest trailhead in Corner Canyon is the Peakview trailhead where the Peakview Trail starts. Or you can get there by climbing Three Falls from Alpine.
The terrain is groves of oak with small meadows. To the northeast, there will be frequent views of Lone Peak. To the east is Box Elder peak. The view southeast features the Wasatch Front with Timpanogos just behind. To the south is Utah Valley, with views over the lake.
If you're descending Peakview and bypass Porcupine, it will deliver you to the big Peakview trailhead (bathrooms, tools, etc!), where you can connect to Clark's , Canyon Hollow , Rush , and Ann's trail .
Turkey Road reaches Peakview at the same spot as Peacemaker. It's a shorter option (0.5 miles vs 0.9 miles), but at the price of stiffer climbing.
If you're coming from the Peakview trailhead, Peacemaker forks left from Porcupine at mile 0.2 after Porcupine's uphill origin on Peakview.
A left turn puts you westbound on Peakview, where you'll immediately hit the last little bit of climbing. Then the Peakview trail descends west either to the Porcupine trail or the Peakview trailhead.
A great addition to Draper's south-side trail system, nicely built and easy to ride. Intermediate riders will enjoy the Longview-Achtung Baby loop.
0.0 Exit parking northbound on Hog Hollow Creek
Quickly turn left in the dip
0.1 Left on Hog Hollow
0.4 Hard right onto Longview
3.5 Straight on Turkey Road = faster climb
4.0 Left on Peakview
4.8 Hard left onto Porcupine
5.7 Cross Hog Hollow to Achtung Baby connector,
150 feet, then left to descend.
6.0 Hard R on Two Hollows
6.1 Left on Achtung Baby
7.4 R on Hog Hollow
7.8 Back at trailhead
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.No water or restrooms at Angel Gate.