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Mill Creek Pipeline

 16 votes

Length

7.3 Miles 11.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

813' 248 m

Ascent

-147' -45 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

6,638' 2,023 m

High

5,965' 1,818 m

Low

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Classic Wasatch singletrack.

Justin Johnson

Overview

Mill Creek Canyon road is gated, about 4 miles up the canyon, from November 1 to July 1. Usage fee of $3 per vehicle is required upon leaving the canyon.
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

The Pipeline Trail runs along the north slope of Mill Creek Canyon. The trail can be accessed from four points along the canyon road. The Elbow Fork trailhead is at the eastern end of the Pipeline trail, at the highest point of elevation on the trail (approx 6,570 feet). From Elbow Fork, the trail is relatively flat for 1.5 miles, until it drops about 500 feet to the Porter Fork access point on the canyon road.

From Porter Fork, the trail is generally flat, with a slight grade leading west toward the valley and the final viewpoint. There are some short segments of brief climbing which can be walked. While the trail remains nearly level on the north side of the canyon, the canyon floor continues to descend sharply toward the valley. After Porter Fork, there are only two points connecting the Pipeline Trail to the canyon road: Church Fork and Rattlesnake Gulch, which are intermediate technical descents.

The trail itself is generally suitable for confident beginners. There are some segments with short climbs, and longer segments of loose rocky trail surfaces. In many areas at the western end, there is exposure to significant elevation which would best be avoided by anyone with a fear of heights.

The trail is extremely popular with hikers, runners, dog walkers, and bikers in the summer months. Be prepared to stop and yield.

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Nov 23, 2017
Erin Kearns
Aug 23, 2017
CRyanDean
6.5mi
Jul 24, 2017
Nick Hepler
Jul 18, 2017
James Fair
Starting the trail. 7.3mi
Jun 23, 2017
John Faust
Jun 22, 2017
Chuck Smith
13.9mi
Jun 10, 2017
Mark Hardy
May 26, 2017
David Mayne
Pretty fun, easy ride. Great if you want to get a quick ride in if you don't have a lot of time. 14.2mi

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  3.5 from 16 votes

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