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12.2 mile 19.6 kilometer point to point
60% Singletrack


Ascent: 21' 6 m
Descent: -4,639' -1,414 m
High: 11,308' 3,447 m
Low: 6,690' 2,039 m


Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)


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Trail shared by Kevin Christopherson

A classic old school black diamond downhill shuttle trail.

Kevin Christopherson

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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 at Brian Head Resort. It's a short shuttle up to Brian Head Peak and they pick you up at the pavement at the bottom. You can also self-shuttle.


If very steep chunky descents, sharp rocky switchbacks, and blistering two track are your style..This trail is for you!

It's one of the courses in 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. I have done it on an xc bike, but more travel is good. You can hike-a-bike the most difficult sections and still have a great ride. The last five miles go from singletrack to doubletrack and finally to pavement. At the end of the singletrack follow the doubletrack down to the highway, and your shuttle. Don't be bummed about the doubletrack in this description. It is fast and fun.

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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Sep 22, 2018
Joe Arrington
Super fun 11.1mi
Sep 17, 2016
Rich Jennings
Aug 19, 2015
Fred Ranchin
With Ben B and Ben P
Aug 29, 2014
Mark Davidson
Full ride ended at Parawon Cafe - 4 miles on road 15.3mi — 1h 24m
Apr 1, 2007
Nicky Rucker
Aug 21, 2004
Wrists where a little worse for the wear after this ride. 13mi

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Bob Havens
Cedar City, Utah
Bob Havens   Cedar City, Utah
I am told that Dark Hollow was heavily compromised by the Brian Head fire and will be closed until it can be restored. Ditto Bunker Creek. Jul 9, 2017

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