Bobsled via Bonneville Shoreline Trail

 44 votes

6.6 Miles 10.7 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

1,197' 365 m

Ascent

-1,203' -367 m

Descent

5,866' 1,788 m

High

4,830' 1,472 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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

Gaelen Schiedel-Webb

Overview

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.
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Description

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 the 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 beginners, it's a great trail to learn cornering and drifting technique.

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Aug 19, 2017
Brandon Hays
Dry. Awesome. 7.6mi
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Jared and Mark
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Sebastian Castro
After work ride with Sean 6.6mi
Jul 4, 2017
Sheldon Evans
Vigorous uphill but the downhill makes it all worth it! By far the funniest down hill section that I have ever been on! Massive Jumps to work up to. 6.7mi
Jul 4, 2017
Andrew Lee

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Minor Issues 33 days ago
The drop in is very sketchy your riding in a washed down ravine with a crazy ampunt of loose rocks and sandy dirt once you get to the jumps your fine though.
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I do this route all the time. Awesome! Aug 12, 2013


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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