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Big Water Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (4)

Nice buffed out singletrack leading to several different trails higher up.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Singletrack

8,191' 2,497 m

High

7,632' 2,326 m

Low

566' 172 m

Up

7' 2 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Gate to Upper Mill Creek only open between July 1st and November 1st. Bikes are allowed on this trail only on even-numbered days. Usage fee of $3 per vehicle is required upon leaving the canyon. Well worth it.

Description

Big Water is towards the top of Mill Creek Canyon and provides access to a number of higher trails.

It is also very nice buffed out singletrack in its own right.

There are two trails starting at the parking lot. The trail to the right is Lower Big Water and the left Big Water Trail (Upper).

The trails climb though stands of old-growth pine and aspens. Buffed-out singletrack, bridges, creeks, and a gentle climb up to the intersection between the Big Water Trail, Wasatch Crest trail, and Dog Lake trails.

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Eric Decker

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 4 votes

#7

in Park City

#6281

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  4.5 from 4 votes
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#7

in Park City

#231

in Utah

#6,281

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Just before Big Water Forks with Dog Lake.
Oct 7, 2015 near Snyderv…, UT
The pink sunset made everything glow pink.
Oct 7, 2015 near Snyderv…, UT
Nice flowy section.
Oct 10, 2013 near Alta, UT
nice gentle approach to a great spot.
Jul 30, 2014 near Alta, UT
Shallow corner in the trail
Oct 10, 2013 near Alta, UT
Little jump for the ride down.
Oct 10, 2013 near Snyderv…, UT

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Sep 8, 2016
Anna Ogden
Aug 14, 2016
Jake Alter
Oct 10, 2015
brent porter
Ride at dusk, lots of traffic from hikers and other bikers. — 1h 27m
Oct 6, 2015
brent porter
A little crowded with hikers and other bikers but overall a great ride at dusk. 3.3mi — 1h 27m
Jul 10, 2015
andrew tromey