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blueBlack Bobsled via Bonneville Shoreline Trail

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6.6 mile 10.7 kilometer loop
90% Singletrack


Ascent: 1,197' 365 m
Descent: -1,203' -367 m
High: 5,866' 1,788 m
Low: 4,830' 1,472 m


Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)


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A challenging ride featuring consistent climbs, and amazing descents through the ridges around SLC.

Gaelen Schiedel-Webb

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While the climb along Bonneville Shoreline Trail may not feature overly technical challenges, the climb is well worth it once you reach the bobsled descent.

Once you're on the descent, you'll be flying through the trees on banked turns, hanging on the by the skin of your teeth. With many big feature options, Bobsled challenges riders of all skill levels.


Beginning beside Popperton Park, follow a paved trail up the hill east of the parking area. The trail will change to gravel after a short ascent, and soon drop into the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. The entrance is fairly obvious, and has a nice lip for those itching for some airtime early on.

After joining the Bonneville Shoreline trail, you're in for a fairly consistent ascent with the occasional technical section. After following the trail up through a bit of a ravine, you'll find a switchback followed by a steep climb onto the side of the ridge. The trail levels out slightly following the initial climb to the ridge, allowing for some faster, cross-mountain riding. There will be one more short steep ascent before reaching the turnoff for Bobsled.

Once you've made it past the two steep ascents, you'll shortly come across a three-way split with a small pull off for taking a break before the descent. The drop in is in the middle trail of the split, and leads down into a wooded ravine between two ridges. Bobsled features a fast flowy descent through trees and old creek bed, weaving along lightning fast banked turns. While Bobsled is a very fast trail, it's extremely playful, with many different options for big features.

Further down the descent you'll find a number of jumps that gap over old rusted out cars and creek beds, as well as turn offs for drops that connect back to the trail. All these features have ride around options, allowing riders to get comfortable with the trail before sending it off a big drop.

All in all, Bobsled makes for a great ride, providing challenging options for even the best riders out there. While it may be difficult for beginners, it's a great trail to learn cornering and drifting techniques.

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May 16, 2019
Zach Chase
May 4, 2019
Seth Edwards
May 3, 2019
Mike Bohan
Apr 28, 2019
Steve Rodd
Nice and dry — 17h 45m
Apr 27, 2019
Michael Adams
First ride — 5h 45m
Apr 25, 2019
Jesse Naumann
Bobsled 6.6mi — 7h 00m
Apr 23, 2019
James Hall
Apr 2, 2019
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I do this route all the time. Awesome! Aug 12, 2013
Evan Johnson
Salt Lake City, UT
Evan Johnson   Salt Lake City, UT
This is a great loop option if you live in town and need to crank out a quick ride after work. The climb up Dry Creek is nice (although it can be busy!), and then bombing Bobsled is a blast (even though I can't hit hardly any of the jumps and features). Aug 14, 2013
My first single track experience today had an amazing time on bobsled met a really awesome guy named Jackson who turned me on to MTB project. Thank you Jackson I know I barely have equipment capable for real riding and you are the first person with a nice bike who welcomed me to the trails. Jun 9, 2017

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