ElevationAscent: 3,107' 947 m
Descent: -3,113' -949 m
High: 9,020' 2,749 m
Low: 7,016' 2,139 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
Current trail conditions
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“An unexpected delight in a part of Utah little known for mountain biking.”— Ted Stroll
There is plenty of car camping nearby (fee charged). You'll share the campground with many ATVers sitting around their giant pickup trucks and ATV trailers. The Josephite Point Trail, however, doesn't allow any motorized use.
In about three miles you start heading along the northern edge of a scenic alpine valley that ends in about four or five miles. When you reach the end, the road reverses course and you're on the southern side, where you'll see alpine wildflowers and meadows.
In eight or nine miles you reach a signed turnoff to Pete's Hole Reservoir - Forest Road 0005. It's about a mile away, half down, half up. On the reservoir's far side, the Josephite Point Trail begins. Its 6.8 miles of singletrack contain much nice flowy trail through alpine meadows and wooded areas. Josephite Point Trail ends just before Mary's Lake, and you'll spend the next eight miles or so descending Forest Road 0041 and Forest Road 0170 - rough jeep roads that will take you back to Joe's Valley Reservoir.
Reportedly the Josephite Point Trail receives little use, but a local Forest Service ranger stated that it is maintained, and it showed signs of regular maintenance.
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