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Wasatch Over Wasatch

 4.2 (32)

9.4 Miles 15.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

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

Shared By Ian Buckingham

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

Ian Buckingham

Dogs Leashed

Features eMTB allowed

Description

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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Sep 27, 2018
Jeffrey Youngberg
Sep 27, 2018
Dave Rader
Sep 22, 2018
Jared Berrett
Uphill since no shuttle as a single rider. Great workout, beautiful scenery. Rocks can be problematic in some areas so prep for extra tubes and t… 9.4mi
Sep 9, 2018
Daniel Krankovich
Sep 3, 2018
John Howell
9.4mi
Jul 27, 2018
Jason Morgan
Jul 18, 2018
Eldon Gibb

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  4.2 from 32 votes

#149

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  4.2 from 32 votes
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#27

in Utah

#149

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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! Jun 17, 2018

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