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Birch Creek Trail

 4.1 (7)

2.4 Miles 3.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

885' 270 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

6,244' 1,903 m

High

5,359' 1,634 m

Low

Shared By Kevin Pickup

Conditions


All Clear 33 days ago
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A tree-covered trail weaving along the creek and access road.

Kevin Pickup

Dogs 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.

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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
Xhulme
Xander Jake Mason Hero Dirt

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 7 votes

#1

in Smithfield

#5056

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in Smithfield

#189

in Utah

#5,056

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Todd Bushman
Bluffdale
Todd Bushman   Bluffdale
Fun trail. The dirt road from the pavement to the trailhead is 2 miles and isn't really worth driving in my opinion. You have to stop to open and close two gates and it's slow going and rough in a few areas. High clearance is probably preferred. Never really saw a wilderness sign, just figured it was by the fence on the other side of the stream once the trail starts getting overgrown. Jun 9, 2018

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