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Old Juniper Trail

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5.0 Miles 8.0 Kilometers


1,828' 557 m


-62' -19 m



Avg Grade (4°)


Max Grade (9°)

7,238' 2,206 m


5,411' 1,649 m


Shared By Colton Packard



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A great rocky and fun trail that leads to one of the oldest trees in the U.S.

Colton Packard

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Starting from the Wood Camp Parking lot, the climbing is quite rocky at the beginning, getting marginally tougher near the top. The scenery and surroundings are amazing all the way to the top. If youre looking to see wildlife, this is the spot. The incline stays constant throughout the trail with several switchback sections in between meadows.

Near the top there is a sign pointing two directions labeled with the Scenic Route or the Shady Route. The shady route is smooth, and fast, while the Scenic is like the rest of the trail. They both lead to the same place, so you have the option to make it a loop, or stick to one trail. Once you reach the point where the trails meet and the path takes off down the mountain, youve reached the top.

The trail from here on is on a hiking trail that leads down to Jardine Juniper, the oldest Juniper tree in the U.S. This short hike makes for a beautiful view looking down into the canyon, and a nice bench/deck area at the base of the tree - perfect for a lunch break.

Descending this trail is very fast and fun. Rocks, roots, and ruts make for a fun time picking lines and maneuvering the bike. The first meadow after the switchbacks has high bushes, and a few ruts. Be careful not to blow out a turn, or fall to the mercy of the ruts as the high bushes make visibility low. Depending on the time of year, the river near the bottom that you have to cross through may be high and flowing fast. Try to carry your momentum and make it through without steeping a foot in. The lower section has a few real rocky spots, and then becomes basic, all the way back to the parking lot.

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Jun 22, 2018
Rick Powelson
May 28, 2018
Cody Morgan
10mi — 3h 04m
May 25, 2018
Joshua Christiansen
Only had time to go to the split in the trails. Just a beautiful trail and a lot of fun! 7.9mi
Oct 31, 2017
Jim Walton
Jul 20, 2017
Daniel Busch
Jul 2, 2017
Brian Hilverda
Jun 17, 2017
Paul Op
Jun 9, 2017
Travis Anderson

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Rick Powelson
Logan, UT
Rick Powelson   Logan, UT
Like Providence Canyon, I call this a Blue because of the climb. There really isn't anything technical about this trail. While it may not be a big test of your riding skills, it is a test of your aerobic fitness. There are really no breaks on the climb other than the stops you make yourself. The constant five mile climb is rewarded with a very fun and fast downhill. Be cautious in getting too rowdy as there are hikers, equestrians, and other bikers coming uphill sometimes. While I wouldn't take a total noob on this trail, a beginner with several rides behind them and a reasonable level of fitness will be fine. There are some small rock gardens on the trail, but minimal line choice skills are fine. When you get to the loop where you have the choice to ride the "Scenic Route" or the Shady Route", I recommend finishing the uphill on the "Scenic Route" and starting your descent on the "Shady Route." It is smooth and fast. Jun 22, 2018
Rode this trail on 8/16/18. It Couldn’t be in better condition. The first 2.5 miles are strenuous, a very steady pitch with enough rocks to get you breathing hard. The next 2.5 miles to the top seemed easier but still a steady climb. The views and the descent are fantastic. Great ride! Highly recommend for a fit rider. Aug 17, 2018

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