“A ride that provides great views of high ridges and beautiful lakes and streams.”
— Lane Tucker
A fun link-up of mostly downhill trails that is suitable for newer and veteran riders. The ride begins along resort maintained singletrack and then transfers to a mix of ATV trails and some neat forest singletrack that lets out near Puffer Lake. From the lake, the rest of the ride is a relaxing pedal along an ATV trail all the way down to Three Creeks Reservoir.
Need to Know
Eagle Point provides a reservable shuttle that will pick riders up from HWY 153, just past the Three Creek Reservoir. To learn more or to setup a shuttle call: 435-438-3612.
From the Skyline Lodge at Eagle Point Resort, follow the Observation Point Trail
as the singletrack cruises pleasantly through the trees to the base of the lift. At the bottom, keep going past the lift to take the faint ATV track on the right. Where it hits the trees it joins a clearer road-trace that climbs over the creek to eventually loop back along an open slope. It's a good climb that gets the heart going and helps riders appreciate the subsequent downs that much more.
At the top, you'll find great views and the intersection with the Puffer Lake trail. Take a moment to enjoy the 360º panorama that includes Puffer Lake and the surrounding ridges. When you're ready, follow the Puffer Lake Trail
south. The sometimes vague singletrack continues into the wood for some classic fun. Do watch the upcoming trail in case there is any recent deadfall across the path.
Soon after the grade steepens there is a "Y" in the trail, keep left to continue toward the lake for a fun descent. Near the end, the singletrack exits the trees and becomes a road-trace for the last little bit to Cullen Creek Road. Continue south along the lake to make a left on HWY 153. Take the next right to head down Lower Tushar Ridge (PST 27)
The start of the ATV trail travels though an old resort of small dilapidated cabins and three private ponds. As you make your way past the last pond, make sure to stop and check out the waterfall to the east.
From there, continue along the track for a steady and relaxing descent down the valley. Beginners should feel very comfortable here and more experienced riders will enjoy picking up speed. As the trees pull back and the forest opens up some, awesome views of the creek can be had through the gaps. Note that although the trail is quite mellow, the segment between the two parallel tracks can be fairly soft and care should be taken when transferring back and forth.
After a few miles, the trail ends at a dirt road "Y," keep high and to the right to continue around the ridge toward Three Creeks. Once around the reservoir, a slight climb leads to HWY 153. Here you'll either enjoy a reserved shuttle (if you arranged it in advance from Eagle Point) or you'll need to climb up HWY 153 back to the parking area a few miles above.