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Birch Creek Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (11)

A tree-covered trail weaving along the creek and access road.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Singletrack

6,244' 1,903 m

High

5,359' 1,634 m

Low

885' 270 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

The trail travels through graze land and there are usually longhorn cattle near the trail. Make sure to turn around at the Wilderness Boundary.

Description

Start at the locked gate and the end of Birch Canyon Road. Pedal up the access road, the singletrack starts about 0.25 miles in on the left. The trail crosses the creek and access road several times.

Most of the creek crossings have bridges, but if the water is running your feet will get splashed a couple times. The trail has a few forks and byways that all reconnect. There are a few spots where you have to follow the access road a little before reconnecting with the trail but it's all well-traveled and obvious.

There is one drop-off feature about two-thirds up that has an easy bypass. Where the singletrack ends, you can ride a few hundred feet to the end of the access road. There is a trail continuing east, but it enters the Wilderness Boundary and is closed to mountain bikes.

On the way back down, the trail flows well, but speed is often checked by tight turns and there are a few low-hanging limbs.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kevin Pickup with improvements by Eric Ohling

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 11 votes

#1

in Smithfield

#5851

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Trail Rankings

#1

in Smithfield

#198

in Utah

#5,851

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A lush section of the singletrack trail.
Oct 6, 2017 near Smithfield, UT

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Jul 23, 2019
Eric Ohling
Trail is overgrown in certain places and the creek is running at least ankle deep. Plan on getting wet. Watch out for poison oak along trail side.
Aug 14, 2018
Martin Monarrez
So much fun! I took the doubletrack uphill, and singletrack down. Made for a quick out-and-back. 2.4mi
Jun 23, 2018
Romer Pinto
Jun 9, 2018
Todd Bushman
May 10, 2018
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