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Old Juniper Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (13)

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


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5.0

Miles

8.0

KM

Singletrack

7,238' 2,206 m

High

5,411' 1,649 m

Low

1,828' 557 m

Up

62' 19 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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Description

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.

Trail description and GPS provided by sunrisecyclery.net

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Shared By:

Colton Packard

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  4.5 from 13 votes

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  4.5 from 13 votes
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Photos

Juniper Trail towards the end of the trail, just before the decent to the tree
Sep 19, 2016 near Hyde Park, UT
After climbing out of the canyon, the trail smooths out and looks like this
Sep 19, 2016 near Smithfield, UT
The reason you ride this ride, the old juniper tree
Sep 19, 2016 near Hyde Park, UT
Logan Canyon view.
Jun 30, 2019 near Hyde Park, UT

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Sep 16, 2019
John Swallow
Jun 29, 2019
Romer Pinto
Jun 1, 2019
Trevor Ruffner
10 miles round trip. 5 up 5 down. Has a little loop at the end. I stayed to the right. Local bike shop suggested to ride it that way. Fun singletrack 10mi — 1h 26m
Jun 22, 2018
Rick Powelson
10mi
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
5mi
Jul 20, 2017
Daniel Busch
5.1mi