“A great downhill shuttle ride leading down into Garden City and Bear Lake.”
— Colton Packard
At just about 6 miles, this route is one of the better shuttles in the area. The Hodges Canyon Trail #28
makes for an exciting downhill, so let off the brakes and enjoy! You won't need to pedal too much along the way, especially if you're keeping your speed up.
At the bottom of the trail, you'll make your way onto Hodges Canyon Road
, which will take you to the parking lot, and hopefully to your car so that you can get another lap!
Heading east from Logan towards Garden City, make your way up Logan Canyon and continue until you pass the Beaver Creek Lodge on your right. Follow the road up this hill and you'll shortly come to the summit. From here, the road starts descending to Garden City. At the top, there will be a dirt road heading south on your right. Take this road and continue down it until you see a parking lot/dirt area on your left with a dirt road heading east past it. Park here and unload!
This trail is best done as a shuttle. You can have someone drop you off at the top and pick you up at the bottom, or leave a car at the lower parking lot displayed on the map on Hodges Canyon Road
. The parking area is dirt and just a few hundred yards off the main road.
The trail itself is around 6 miles of downhill on pretty fun, open doubletrack. Hodges Canyon Trail #28
can be steep and rocky at sections, allowing a fast ride down; pedaling is hardly necessary here. Although it is a doubletrack, the trail still offers technical sections, rollers, and features that make it a good time. Once you start down the road, it is pretty obvious as to where you go.
There are two different river crossings that can be made if you carry your speed! Or there are options to walk around both. As you go down, there will be several gates that need to be opened. Make sure that when you pass through that you close the gates behind you to keep the land owners happy!
The trail will mellow out towards the end and spit you out onto a paved road. If you left a car at the bottom, the dirt parking area is located right before the road turns to pavement.