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Mule's Ear Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (5)

The southwestern part of the Mule Loop Trails in North Fork Park.


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2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

Singletrack

6,500' 1,981 m

High

5,828' 1,776 m

Low

503' 153 m

Up

672' 205 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

Mule Ear Trail can be ridden either direction, but I think it's best ridden clockwise, especially when doing the whole loop with Mule Shoe Trail first, as you end the ride with a downhill via Mule Ear Trail instead of a one mile Mule Shoe uphill when riding counterclockwise. The ride starts at the SW North Fork Park Road right across the road where Mule Shoe Trail ends. Mule Ear is on the uphill side of the SW North Fork Road and both entry and exit trails are on the left side of the road.

This trail starts with a few switchback climbs; then at mile .40, the ST trail on the right takes you to the DT Mule Ear jeep trail back to the SW North Fork Park Road. Mule Ear has a good 1.4-mile climb with lots of switchbacks, and the high point (ST on left side) is near the viewpoint on Cold Creek Overlook out and back trail at 6500.

This trail has quite a few tight switchbacks on the downhill for about 1.20 miles making it an upper-intermediate technical level. Close to the end of the Mule Ear Trail, you'll cross another ST trail that goes back to the south TH of Mule Ear or north towards Cutler Spring Trail and goes along the North Fork Park Road. As you exit to the NW North Fork Park road, cross the road to Mule Shoe Trail and take the first left ST trail back to the parking lot.

This trail is famous for house riders so be cautious and stop for them as you plunge DH with a big smile on your face.

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Shared By:

Edward-Bam Lopez

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 5 votes

#6

in North Fork

#8740

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#6

in North Fork

#314

in Utah

#8,740

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Feel free to detour to the Cold Creek Overlook out and back trail.
Jul 14, 2017 near Liberty, UT
North Mule Shoe Trail from parking lot.
Jul 15, 2017 near Liberty, UT
Starting the DH on Mule Shoe riding it clockwise.
Jul 14, 2017 near Liberty, UT
North TH of Mule Ear Trail. Connects to North Mule Shoe Trail.
Jul 14, 2017 near Liberty, UT
One of many tight switchbacks on Mule Ear trail.
Jul 14, 2017 near Liberty, UT
Climbing out of Mule Shoe Trail to Southwest North Fork Park Road.
Jul 14, 2017 near Liberty, UT

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Jul 15, 2019
Mark Schweppe
8:30pm start time on a hot day!
Jul 22, 2018
Bridger Lord
What a relentless ascent! Downhill is better than advertised though.
Jul 12, 2017
Edward-Bam Lopez
Trails still has overgrown but trail condition was a little dry but smooth 3mi — 0h 29m
Oct 9, 2016
Michelle Clark-Conley
Aug 16, 2015
Matt Eberly