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Barrel Roll Lollipop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (66) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Purpose built mountain bike singletrack with great views.


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Map Key

7.9

Miles

12.7

KM

95%

Singletrack

3,452' 1,052 m

High

2,832' 863 m

Low

798' 243 m

Up

799' 243 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

Very fun trail with lots of singletrack, easy climbs, good switchbacks, one short advanced technical section, and fast roller coaster descents. This trail can be ridden in either direction, but clockwise is the most fun.

Need to Know

The main parking area at Sand Cove trailhead is located up a rough road that should only be attempted with high clearance vehicles. Most people park just off the paved road and ride the singletrack up to this trailhead. There is a good map at the Sand Cove trailhead showing all of the trails in the network. Barrel Roll is the most popular.

Description

Begin by parking off Gates Lane in Santa Clara, Utah. Look for the singletrack trail heading south up the hill. Hop on this trail and start climbing. You'll eventually pass a water tank, after which the trail levels out and continues until it T's at a dirt road. Take a right and head up the road, where you'll quickly see the parking area for the Cove Wash trailhead on your left.

From the Sand Cove trailhead head west onto the Barrel Roll singletrack. Clockwise is the best way to ride this loop. There are several intersections with other trails in the network, but they are well marked. It is easy to find your way around this loop. Precipice, and Sidewinder are two short extension that you can easily add to this loop. Take a look at the map at the trailhead and decide for yourself. They are a little harder than the main Barrel Roll trail, but fun.

At about 3 miles (ridden clockwise) the trail drops into a short technical section that demands advanced riding skills. It's fun, but walk it if it's above your skill level.

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Shared By:

Kevin Christopherson

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 66 votes

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  4.2 from 66 votes
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Photos

Finishing the Spice on Barrell Roll
Oct 18, 2017 near Santa C…, UT
Heading down a techy section on Barrel Roll.
Oct 22, 2018 near Santa C…, UT
Overlooking Pine Mountain from the Sidewinder Trail in St. George.
May 3, 2016 near Santa C…, UT
Dropping in on some fun technical trail on Sidewinder.
May 3, 2016 near Santa C…, UT
Cloudy day on the backside of Barrel Roll.
Jun 1, 2013 near Santa C…, UT
Epic views in all directions, especially during Dusk. You can see the west temple of Zion in some spots.
May 29, 2014 near Santa C…, UT

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Check-Ins

May 2, 2021
Hill Bean
Mar 26, 2021
Kearse George
Dec 6, 2020
Randy Kurin
7.5mi
Sep 24, 2020
Joey Stubblefield
Jun 9, 2020
Tim Knox
Tough one but fun and techy with good views 7.9mi — 1h 12m
Oct 22, 2019
Alan Corcoran
Did most of it. Some confusion - rode some parts twice, skipped some. Overall, a solid intermediate trail. Nice views, good practice. 7mi — 1h 30m
Jun 9, 2019
Brandon Payne
May 30, 2019
Karin Ohman
7.9mi

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