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Elephant Head Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.4 mile 2.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 128' 39 m
Descent: -122' -37 m
High: 4,876' 1,486 m
Low: 4,769' 1,454 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Mark Graham

A fun and slightly challenging out at back with some great views.

Mark Graham

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Description

Elephant Head Trail is a popular out and back trail that leads directly out to the west. This is a fun singletrack with a variety of terrain. From the bench overlooking Split Rock Bay there is a singletrack trail basically following the spine of the ridge. Note: there is a small technical section around the halfway point which will force many riders to do a tiny bit of walking but for the most part the trail is very rideable - just a bit more challenging than the trail that got you here.

Stop and take in the views of the island and the Great Salt Lake once you reach the western side of Elephant Head Trail. The trail starts getting very rocky/technical the farther you venture towards split rock bay, so most people pick a nice spot and head back to the bench.

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Mar 30, 2017
Marek Steed
Some tricky spots. Had to carry bike. Mosquitoes were swarming and humongous. Gorgeous view. 1.4mi

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Looking south on the west side of Elephant Rock
Dec 6, 2014 near Syracuse, UT
At the end of Elephant Head....the end comes quick and make sure you don't go down this drop!
May 4, 2016 near Syracuse, UT
Trail heading out on Elephant Head
May 4, 2016 near Syracuse, UT

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