Bonneville Shoreline Trail - Bobsled Access

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Rank: #3 in the Salt Lake City area
#299 in UT, #7,997 Overall
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Trail in the area near Salt Lake City,
“Great views of Salt Lake City, combined with winding singletrack make for an excellent climb.”
Gaelen Schiedel-Webb on Jun 8, 2013
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3.25.2 milesKilometers 890’271 m Ascent 5,866’1,788 m High 6% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -127’-39 m Descent 5,030’1,533 m Low 16% Max Grade (9°)
While this is only a small portion of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, it provides access to one of the best flow trails in the Salt Lake area. Parking is available near Popperton Park, and is shown on Bobsled via Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

Entering into the trail, you'll start on fairly wide singletrack weaving your way through a ravine between the ridges that surround SLC. The pitch is fairly consistent, occasionally steepening as you climb up onto the ridge.

Once above Salt Lake City, the trail narrows and provides great views of the city, as well as flowers lining the trail in the spring. The trail levels out, and provides great XC riding for those who want to push themselves physically.

After reaching the turnoff for Bobsled, you can continue to ride along the side of the ridge, eventually connecting up with Bonneville Shoreline Trail - Ensign Peak, or take the descent through one of Salt Lakes best downhill trails.
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PHOTOS of Bonneville Shoreline Trail - Bobsled Access
  3.3 from 3 votes
View of Salt Lake City from Bobsled...good stop for a break (Salt Lake City, UT)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Looking at the U of Utah from Bonneville Shoreline Trail (Salt Lake City, UT)
  3.3 from 3 votes
About two and half miles in (Salt Lake City, UT)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Starting the climb along the side of the ridge (Salt Lake City, UT)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Overlook of Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City, UT)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Looking back on the first section of climb (Salt Lake City, UT)