MTB Project Logo

Mule Shoe Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (3)

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


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Singletrack

5,982' 1,823 m

High

5,621' 1,713 m

Low

423' 129 m

Up

263' 80 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Description

Mule Shoe Trail can be ridden either direction, but, personally, it is more fun clockwise, especially when doing the whole loop via Mule Ear Trail, as you end the ride with a downhill instead of a one mile uphill going counter clockwise. The ride starts at the north side of the parking lot where you'll see a ST trail on the right hand side before the entrance. Staying right on the T trail, you'll head downhill with fun turns and switchbacks.

Take note at mile .30 and .65, a ST on the left will take you to the North Gate Road that leads to the Bicentennial Trail. Continue heading to a right curve to a short steep climb. The rest of the trail will take you up and down hills through trees and bushes. You'll also cross a really small stream which dries up during the summer and a couple of wooden bridges. At mile 1.07, you'll get to the lowest bottom of the trail and ignore the ST trail on the left that takes you to the North Fork Ogden River.

From here, you'll start the climb back up again, and at mile 1.59, you'll tackle a couple of steep switchbacks, and the trail is exposed to the sun and could be very hot. Continue through the meadows and stay straight, crossing over the Mule Shoe Jeep Road trail until you climb out to the southwest section of the North Fork Road that attaches to the Middle Gate Road.

Mule Shoe doesn't make you work too hard overall, but has some short, steep climbs on exposed areas that steam up during summer weather, so make sure to bring enough water. The trail ends at the southern North Fork road with Mule Ear Trail across the road to start the climb.

Be cautious for moose and elk on the first part of the downhill and don't spook them.

Contacts

Shared By:

Edward-Bam Lopez

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 3 votes

#3

in North Fork

#7010

Overall
  4.3 from 3 votes
5 Star
33%
4 Star
67%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#3

in North Fork

#242

in Utah

#7,010

Overall
33 Views Last Month
758 Since Mar 20, 2015
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Stay straight on the Mule Shoe trail cross 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
Last steep switchback on Mule Shoe. Make sure to have water during the summer times.
Jul 14, 2017 near Liberty, UT
Climbing out of Mule Shoe Trail to Southwest North Fork Park Road.
Jul 14, 2017 near Liberty, UT

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jul 22, 2018
Bridger Lord
Surprisingly fun downhills!
Jul 12, 2017
Edward-Bam Lopez
Trail was just recently cleared, & trail condition was very nice & smooth 2.2mi — 0h 21m
Oct 9, 2016
Michelle Clark-Conley