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Quarry Trail

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6.7 Miles 10.7 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

1,142' 348 m

Ascent

-1,141' -348 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

6,604' 2,013 m

High

5,463' 1,665 m

Low

Shared By matt barrus

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A fun out-and-back trail at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon

matt barrus

Dogs No Dogs

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Overview

Fun out-and-back close to civilization. When it's not rocky, it's sandy, so it's a great option when other trails are too muddy. Moderate climb, fast descent.

Description

Park at the Temple Quarry trailhead which is on the south side of Little Cottonwood Rd at the mouth of the canyon.

This is a fun out-and-back that heads up the canyon mostly parallel to the canyon road and the creek. The first half mile is pretty loose and sandy. Then you'll encounter a road (with no traffic). Just watch for the trail sign straight ahead. From this point on the trail is hard pack and pretty rocky so you'll have fun trying to pick out and navigate the best line. The slope is moderate but the rocks add to the challenge and leg strength needed to make it to the top.

Navigating the trail is pretty simple as there are no other intersecting trails to speak of. Just continue heading straight up the canyon. The end of the trail will take you right up to the large creek, across from some old ruins. Turn back around and prepare for a fun, fast descent!

The trail is also very popular with hikers and dog walkers so keep your speed in check. That being said, the trail is pretty wide and visibility is high due to how straight it is, so there shouldn't be too many surprises.

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Sep 25, 2018
Mike Bohan
6.6mi
Sep 1, 2018
Marc Harward
Took 2 wrong turns. Some steep rocky climbs towards the end. Fun going back! 8.1mi
Aug 22, 2018
Jared Freeman
started higher up on the trail in a technical section. downhill only 9mi
Aug 2, 2018
Hayley Kemp
Great easy doubletrack that you can get a workout and challenge on. Too hard for me at the top and walked a bunch :( 5.8mi — 1h 10m
Jun 22, 2018
BobG graffigna
Jun 2, 2018
J B
May 26, 2018
Reagan Nickl
7mi
May 19, 2018
Kai Campbell
6.7mi

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  4.1 from 31 votes

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#28

in Utah

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Does anyone know if you can start at the top? Is it possible to park of the highway and get down to the trail? Jun 21, 2016
I like this trail. It's short but beautifull and you can enjoy the mountains no so far from the City.... Apr 1, 2018
You can start near the top by parking at (40 34' 19" N, 111 43' 36" W) and walking down a short access. The description says you will see dogs on the trail but trail signage states that this is a watershed area and dogs are not allowed. Aug 8, 2018

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