Draper section, Traverse Ridge to Alpine
These two trails connect the Peakview Trailhead in Draper to northern Alpine. This page will discuss the route as far as the Three Falls area of Alpine. This section is 4.5 miles long. As an out-and-back it will require just over 1000 vertical feet of climbing. The trails from Fort Canyon and Alpine Cove (Schoolhouse Springs area) to the Draper Three Falls trail are discussed on a separate page.
The Peak View trail starts at the Peak View trailhead on the upper Corner Canyon road. This trail has replaced the old routes to Jacob's Ladder and Hog Hollow . The Peak View trail is the upper-elevation link between Draper and Alpine's trail system.
The Draper portion of the Three Falls trail is 2.9 miles long. It begins at the end of the Peak View trail at the Jacob's connector fork. The east end is on the Fort Canyon road. Across the road, the trail continues as the Fort Canyon section of Three Falls.The Three Falls trail is broad and easy to ride. I'd rate it easy-intermediate or experienced-beginner level, but there are a few dips where creeks cross that non-experts will walk.
A second option to reach Alpine is to keep straight (right) and descend into Fort Canyon. Cross the subdivision road to find the continuing Three Falls trail on the south side.
More information on Forbidden and Bodily Harm (including other connecting trails) can be found on the Alpine Cove to Three Falls trail page.
Peak View to Three Falls...
You'll need to pedal from another trailhead to Three Peaks, as this trailhead is not currently open to vehicle traffic. The closest auto parking is the Ghost Falls/Jacob's trailhead, one mile lower on the Corner Canyon road. Potato Hill, the Draper Bike Park, and Coyote Hollow are popular launching spots. See the Corner Canyon area page .
GPS track files for download (Right-click and "Save as..."):
Peak View - Three Falls track
Larger Corner Canyon area multi-track file
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Lodging, camping, shops: Links to southern SLC resources
for Corner Canyon area trails
latest update 2022