||Lambert Access Trails
Redford Run and Lone Peak Wilderness Trails
This page describes two
routes along the east side of Alpine that feed into Lambert Park. Most likely,
only locals will find these trails of interest. Redford Run goes down a
corridor between homes, crossing a few streets. Meanwhile, the Lone Peak
Wilderness trail (LPWT), commonly called the Lambert Access Trail, runs higher on the hill at the edge
-- and sometimes inside -- of the official wilderness area.
north on the Lone Peak Wilderness trail near Lambert Park. Photos of
Redford Run from May 13, 2018 and photos of LPWT by Bruce
on June 4, 2019.
||Redford Run Trail
The Redford Run trail is a very easy, almost flat trail that runs along
the High Bench Ditch irrigation canal in Alpine. It's only 1.1 miles long,
but is important to local riders because it provides a dirt route into the
southern end of Lambert Park.
All of Redford
Run lies within Alpine City boundaries.
north on Redford Run. Lone Peak dominates the view in the distance.
|This trail is an excellent choice for a quick ride by
the overweight and out of shape, or true raw beginning riders. It's also a
great trail for very small children. (Don't worry about the canal. It's
almost impossible for anyone to fall into it. And if they do, it's usually
There's parking at the end of Bald Mountain Drive at the south end of
Lambert Park. But there's no trail parking for Redford Run to the south.
Locals pedal or hike to the trail.
The trail is shaded for 90% of its distance. Cool.
And no sunburn.
||The southbound trail diverts onto Preston Drive high on
Alpine's east bench at mile 0.7 from Lambert Park. When southbound, drop
downhill on pavement and turn left into Preston Circle (labeled Holly
Circle on Google). At the end of the circle, Redford Run continues
straight and a bit downhill. (The left-hand trail climbs to the Lone Peak
One of the rare spots where the trail isn't under
trees right alongside the canal. Looking north.
|Southbound Redford Run ends at mile 1.1 on Moon Drive. If
your destination was Highland or the mouth of American Fork Canyon, you'll
need to backtrack to Preston Circle and climb steeply up to the Lone Peak
Connecting bridge from the singletrack that runs
along 300 North.
||Northbound, the trail can be hard to find. There are signs,
but they're tiny, low to the ground, and may be partially hidden by brush.
On Moon Lane, there are two trails about 100 yards apart that merge into a
single northbound trail. The upper trail is the official route.
Along the way north from Moon Lane, the trail will dump onto Preston
Circle. Go out to Preston Drive, turn right uphill, and pedal about 150
yards to find the tiny, hard-to-spot singletrack on the left. The road
you'll cross is Lone Peak Drive.
View south as the trail crosses Bald Mountain Drive
|The next street will be 300 North. There's a wooden bridge
leading to a 0.2 mile connector along the south side
of 300 North. The pitch of this short trail is fine for experienced
riders, but may stop children. It ends with a bridge across the canal,
which most riders simply ignore, choosing to dip through the canal.
The next road is Bald Mountain Drive. Cross to the far side to continue
north. (Bald Mountain is the
road to the parking area at the south end of Lambert Park.)
This trail is so flat, it feels like it's downhill in
both directions! The wider gray stripe on the left is the canal; dry at
this point. The trail is the smaller gray stripe slightly to the right.
||Northbound after crossing Bald Mountain, you'll see the
Corkscrew trail of Lambert Park climbing the hill on your right. Take
Corkscrew to begin your Lambert ride. (You may also notice a trail angling
north below Corkscrew, which is a "social trail" connector to
Flank. The official Flank trail fork is about 100 feet uphill on
If you continue north on Redford Run, you'll hit the broad
parking zone. Look for the hole in the cement barrier. From there, follow
the flat doubletrack north to the High Bench trailhead area.
The Redford Run trail emerges from the trees just
south of the parking area at the end of Bald Mountain Drive.
||Lone Peak Wilderness Trail
The Lone Peak Wilderness trail (LPWT) runs 2.6 miles from the mouth of
American Fork Canyon to the uphill edge of Lambert Park. While it's mainly
used by local trail runners, it does provide a continuous trail from AF
Canyon to Lambert Park, and is often referred to as the "Lambert
Looking north toward Lone Peak on the LPWT. These
photos June 4, 2019.
|Note! If you ride all the way from American
Fork Canyon to Lambert Park, you'll hit portions of this trail that lie
within the Lone Peak Wilderness Area. So technically it's against the rules
to ride your bike on this route, even though lawns and homes may be only a few
feet away. Local cyclists hit this trail regularly, blissfully unaware.
So, officially, the following information is for the many trail runners
who use this website.
Just uphill from the gravel pit near the mouth of
American Fork Canyon. From this sign, the trail descends to just a few
feet away from the fence separating Wilderness from houses.
||I'll divide the trail into three segments:
AF Canyon to Highland, 0.5 miles. Infrequently used but has a big parking lot
for non-residents. Note that most trail users don't
actually start at the American Fork Canyon parking lot, but will catch a
connector within Highland or Alpine.
Highland's Shoreline Drive to Alpine's Preston Drive, 1.4 miles. Fairly
plush trail, easier intermediate overall.
Preston Drive to Lambert Park, 0.9 miles. Steep side-slopes, occasional
steep spots, some tech challenges. Upper-intermediate with a few
short expert sections.
Looking out over Alpine from the northern section of
|American Fork Canyon mouth to Highland
Head east toward the canyon from the parking lot, then find the trail
turning north (left) and climbing steeply up the hill. You'll pass between
the water tank and the gravel pit in a relatively torn-up area before
reaching the wilderness border fence at mile 0.4. Coast 1/10th mile down
to the fence along the homes and start the next segment.
Photo about a mile from AF Canyon. The terrain on the
first segment is basically cheat grass and gravel.
||Highland to Preston Drive
A paved trail runs from Shoreline Drive at its easternmost turn. If you
started in the subdivision, drop down off the pavement and go through the
fence. Turn left (north).
In 0.2 miles, there's a trail fork. What appears to be the main trail
straight ahead just goes to local homes. It looks like the main trail
because so many riders go down it (and back) by accident. Instead, fork to
the right uphill.
Looking north, about 1/2 mile from Preston Drive.
|At mile 0.7 from Highland, keep right and uphill as the Hope
Trail heads down to the big corral and buildings at Bridle Up Hope (not a
Then at mile 1.0, keep right and uphill. The trail heading downhill to
the left joins Redford Run at Preston Circle. (Many riders choose this
option, dropping down to Redford Run to avoid the more-techy northern end
of the trail.) A bit uphill from the Redford Run connector, keep left and
level as the trail from Preston Circle leaves the LPWT to climb uphill.
A short stretch of the trail is designated the Hope
Trail where it runs across private property.
||At mile 1.4 from Highland, the trail hits Preston Drive.
Find the next segment across the street. (If you want to go to Redford
Run, it's 0.3 miles down Preston Drive.)
Looking south on a bit of meandering trail.
|Preston Drive to Lambert Park
This northern mile of LPWT is more technical. There are two rough steep
canyons you'll drop through. I'd rate it as upper-intermediate overall,
with some walkable sections for non-experts. The side-slope here is often
steep, and the tread is narrow with occasional pedal-banging rocks and
A bit steeper, a bit rougher already. But wait.
||Northbound, the only trail fork is at mile 0.7 where left
and downhill takes you to Corkscrew at Wildcat. If you continue straight,
the trail will take you to the doubletrack. Go left downhill about 150
feet, then find Corkscrew where it crosses the doubletrack.
Tight switchback just north of Preston Drive.
|At the northern end of the LPWT, you can connect via the
Corkscrew trail. You can climb Corkscrew from the south end of the park,
or go uphill to Corkscrew on White Dog or Brown Dog. There are two
connectors to the LPWT from Corkscrew.
Southbound, we're about to drop steeply into this
||The northern connector is the rocky doubletrack just south
of the top of Black Dog. Go uphill to the fence and find the singletrack
on the other side.
The southern connector heads uphill from the top of Wildcat.
Looking south, shortly after leaving Lambert Park.
Note that these are not considered "destination" trails. They're
primarily used by locals to pedal to Lambert Park. But you're welcome to
Redford Run: There's parking at the north end at the Bald Mountain
parking area. As you drive into Alpine, turn onto 100 South in Alpine. Drive east until
you're forced to turn at Country Manor Lane. Go left. At 300 North, turn
right, then take the next left on Bald Mountain Drive. Go to the end of
the road and park.
There are no bathrooms at the Bald Mountain trailhead; nearest bathroom at High Bench trailhead
(see Lambert Park page.)
Lone Peak Wilderness Trail: If you're coming from the far
south end, you can use the American Fork Canyon parking lot on SR-92 -- to
your left right before you enter the canyon. From here, find a trail
heading steeply uphill to the north, skirt the gravel pit area, and find
the break in the fence before descending north. There's a bathroom at this
You can also access the southern end via paved trail off Shoreline Drive
in Highland, above the gravel pit. There's no trailhead here. It's a
pedal-in access for locals.
There's a tiny parking spot for two cars high on Preston Drive in Alpine.
This is approximately at the trail's midpoint. It's on the left side of
the street with the northbound trail just uphill, southbound trail
The north end of the trail is high on the mountain in Lambert Park. You
can reach it from the Corkscrew trail. You can climb a short doubletrack
from Corkscrew just south of the top of Black Dog, or a singletrack
connector near the top of Wildcat.
For connections to south-end trails at Lambert Park, see the Lambert
south trails page.
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