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Dark Hollow

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 3.3 from 3 votes
  Extremely Difficult from 2 votes
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Rank: #2 in the Brian Head area
#51 in Utah
#1,097 Overall
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“A classic old school black diamond downhill shuttle trail.”
Kevin Christopherson on Aug 4, 2013
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11.819.0 milesKilometers 32’10 m Ascent 11,310’3,447 m High 7.6% Avg Grade
60% Singletrack -4,678’-1,426 m Descent 6,664’2,031 m Low 17.3% Max Grade
Overview
1:24 average ride time for 15.3 miles. Details

This is a classic downhill trail. Dark Hollow is a true black diamond trail intended for experts. If you don't have the skills, and proper equipment, you may want to avoid this trail. I know people who have done it on xc bikes, but it worked them. You can hike-a-bike the most difficult sections and still have a great ride.
Need To Know
You can arrange a shuttle for $20 at the Giant Steps lodge at Brian Head Resort. It's a short shuttle up to Brian Head Peak and they pick you up at the bottom. You can also self-shuttle.
Description
If very steep chunky descents, sharp rocky switchbacks, and blistering two track is your thing... this trail is for you. It's one of the courses for the Utah Gravity Mountain Bike Race Series. Beyond the steep and technical nature of this trail, there are some spectacular mountain vistas and beautiful red rock cliffs.

How many trails are there that start above timberline and end in a red rock canyon? This is a beautiful place. Dark Hollow is part of a trail network with other singletrack trails including Paradise, Scout Camp, and Hendrickson Lake.
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Aug 29
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OTHER RIDES NEAR HERE
3.8 (4)
A beautiful trail around Navajo Lake in the Dixie National Forest.
near Brian Head, UT
3.0 (1)
A great loop that can also be shuttled for a fun downhill run from Brian Head...
near Parowan, UT
3.0 (2)
A nice intermediate shuttle downhill run out of Brian Head resort.
near Brian Head, UT

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PHOTOS of Dark Hollow
 3.3 from 4 votes
Easy singletrack on top. (Brian Head, UT)
 3.0 from 3 votes
At Brian Head Peak (11,300 feet elevation) (Brian Head, UT)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Coming through the timber. (Brian Head, UT)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Blasting down the two track near the end. (Brian Head, UT)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Still above timberline. Feeling Good. (Brian Head, UT)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Spring Flowers. (Brian Head, UT)
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