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Wasatch Over Wasatch

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Length

9.4 Miles 15.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

437' 133 m

Ascent

-2,343' -714 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

8,368' 2,551 m

High

6,199' 1,889 m

Low

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Stunning overlooks through this entire out and back or shuttle will have you saying W.o.W.

Ian Buckingham

Overview

Dogs: Leashed

Description [Suggest Changes]

If climbed this is definitely an expert trail with over 2000' elevation gain over loose terrain. If shuttled from the top Parking lot, there is 200' climb then high speeds, loose dirt, some off camber, moderate exposure, and berms-berms-berms on 2'-4' wide singletrack. Once this trail is ridden more, it will become more of an intermediate trail as there are minimal blind corners and overly technical sections.

To begin the out and back drive up SR 222 from Midway, UT toward Wasatch State Park/ Guardsman's Pass. About a 1/4 of a mile past the State Park Campground, there is a dirt pullout and trailhead on the east side of the road, park there. This is called Pine Canyon Trail. Cross the road, then the wooden footbridge and keep pedaling up the well-built switchbacks and berms.

If you are going to do W.o.W. trail as a shuttle--which is a must if you are not in top shape-- Continue up SR 222 after the bottom trailhead for about 3.4 miles (You can also drive down from Gaurdsman's or Deer Valley, just get a shuttle car to the bottom).

You'll see 3 concrete barriers on the west side of the road with room for 3 parked cars. Park there, ride past the north side of Hardy Lake (which is probably just a mud puddle) on an old doubletrack road for 0.1 mile and link into the singletrack on the left. The tail weaves up 200 ft on a mellow grade before beginning the descent.

P.S. there is talk of extending tis trail further, so keep your ears to the ground.

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Jun 21, 2018
Patrick White
Amazing trail!! Fairly overgrown and dry loose dirt currently. However it was amazing. I'll be back soon and often! 10.4mi
May 31, 2018
Katie Metz
Sep 29, 2017
Jordan Behunin
Bull Moose on trail, other than that it was an awesome ride.
Aug 30, 2017
Ashley A
Jul 31, 2017
James Winn
Jul 16, 2017
Andy Houston
Jun 24, 2017
Chuck McQuade
Sick
May 20, 2017
Jon G

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 23 votes

#224

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  4.2 from 23 votes
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#37

in Utah

#224

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how is the climb up the road if no shuttle? Sep 1, 2017
Rode it up and back from Dutch Hollow. Long ride. Long gradually climb up WOW with a few short segments of downhill, then back to climbing. Coming back was overall pretty easy, though lots of switchbacks in some areas. Good fun. Sep 19, 2017
The climb up is long and steep on the road. I rode it with my wife on a 170mm enduro bike with 2.5's at 20psi, she on a similar build mtb. It was slow going and there are some steep sections on switchbacks that will test your fitness. If you have no other option and want to ride WOW then do it. It took us about an hour to climb it the granny gear pedaling it out except for the "flat" spots where I was able to pedal up to a decent speed. We were tired at the top when we reached the turnout, then the trail goes up, up, then up a little more before reaching the "dh" section of the trail. Going down was fun and it was a mix between 2 different worlds as you switch back and forth from a northerly aspect trail covered in evergreen forrest to the south face that is reminiscent of southern Utah spotted with junipers and some scrub oak. Decent berms and lots of them. Enjoy it! 6 days ago

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