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Mill Creek Pipeline

 3.6 (24)

7.3 Miles 11.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

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

Shared By Justin Johnson

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All Clear 41 days ago
Dry - All clear. No more fallen trees. History

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Classic Wasatch singletrack.

Justin Johnson

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Features -none-

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.

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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Aug 12, 2018
Byron Beasley
Jun 16, 2018
Andrew Lankow
Came down Pipeline to finish off the Wasatch Crest. 7.3mi
May 12, 2018
Joshua Fluckiger
5.6mi
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

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 24 votes

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  3.6 from 24 votes
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#118

in Utah

#3,444

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