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White Pine to Bunchgrass

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 3.9 (11) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A short climb that leads to Cache Valley's best downhill.


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10.7

Miles

17.2

KM

100%

Singletrack

8,827' 2,691 m

High

6,301' 1,921 m

Low

886' 270 m

Up

2,663' 812 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

This trail is a beautiful and technical singletrack that will take you into White Pine Lake, a secluded and scenic basin with lots to see. Most of the trail is secluded, but well maintained to make an amazing descent with lots of views.

Need to Know

Shuttle this ride by parking a car at the bottom of the Tony's Grove turn off from the highway at the Lewis Turner Campground. Drive up to the top, and park either at the horse trailer parking near the top, or pay to park at the Tony's Grove Parking Area.

Description

If you're looking for a gnarly fun descent with only a little climbing, this is your trail. A short 3 mile climb leads you to 7 miles of downhill. Both the downhill and uphill are technical, and require experience.

The White Pine Lake trailhead starts on the furthest right corner of the parking area. There are a few turnoffs for Naomi Peak, but stick to the White Pine Lake signs. You'll ascend an intermediate climb for about 3 miles or so, with some tricky rock/boulder sections on your way. After these climbs is where the real fun starts. Ahead of you is 7 miles of nearly uninterrupted downhill.

This first descent features big rocks, and steep grades. Good bike and wheel placement is crucial here and, if done correctly, you'll have a grin on your face for the rest of the day. This is the roughest descent on the ride.

You'll cross a large bridge with a couple of intersecting trails. Turning left will take you to the beautiful White Pine Lake, a popular camping area surrounded by mountains. You're welcome to bike to the lake for a awesome view, or take the trail to the right labeled Bunchgrass. Descending these next miles will have a few loose rock sections, and continues to be steep.

You'll have one last climb before making your way to the bottom. Immortal beings are the only recorded people making it to the top of this hill. So good luck. Once you crest the top of this hill, the fast part is here. Steep loose sections here and there lead to the fastest singletrack in the canyon. No sharp turns or rocks here, so pedal fast and have some fun. Toward the bottom there is a split in the trail. Both trails lead to the highway a few hundred yards later, so take either route. Turn right when you reach the highway and pedal back to the turnoff where you left your first car.

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Shared By:

Colton Packard

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 11 votes

#2208

Overall
  3.9 from 11 votes
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3 Star
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1 Star
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Recommended Route Rankings

#83

in Utah

#2,208

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Photos

Um Bunchgrass
Sep 6, 2018 near Richmond, UT
In the basin of White Pine Lake
Jan 6, 2015 near Richmond, UT
Um Bunchgrass.
Jul 14, 2018 near Richmond, UT
Creek on Bunchgrass.
Dec 13, 2017 near Richmond, UT

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Jul 24, 2019
Paul Op
Jun 28, 2019
Camrin B
Still significant snow on the last bit of climb up and then descent into the lake as of 26 June. Wait two weeks if you don't want to bike pack.
Oct 26, 2018
Jim Walton
Jul 14, 2018
Romer Pinto
Jul 15, 2017
Paul Op
Jul 14, 2017
Alan B
Jul 7, 2017
David Mayne
10.7mi
Jun 10, 2017
Mike Cowley
Too much snow still. A lot of downed trees. Had to hike 6 of the 10 miles. Wasn't fun.