Mill Creek Pipeline Trail

Salt Lake City, Utah

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If you want to experience the joy of riding on singletrack, but don’t want to scale entire mountains to do so, then you should try Mill Creek Pipeline Trail. The path follows an old water flume on the flank of Mill Creek Canyon where the bulk of the ride descends at nearly imperceptible grades. Three quick, rough descents, however, make the ride exciting for even veteran mountain bikers. You’ll ride through tunnels of oak, maple, and pine and then cross treeless slopes that afford inspiring views of the canyon’s depths and of peaks in the Mount Olympus Wilderness. With four trailheads on the paved Mill Creek Canyon Road, the Pipeline Trail can be ridden as loops of varying difficulty as well. Trail surface: All singletrack. The loop options require use of paved road.
Bicycling Salt Lake City

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Bicycling Salt Lake City

by Gregg Bromka (Falcon Guides)

If you want to experience the joy of riding on singletrack, but don’t want to scale entire mountains to do so, then you should try Mill Creek Pipeline Trail. The path follows an old water flume on the flank of Mill Creek Canyon where the bulk of the ride descends at nearly imperceptible grades. Three quick, rough descents, however, make the ride exciting for even veteran mountain bikers.

You’ll ride through tunnels of oak, maple, and pine and then cross treeless slopes that afford inspiring views of the canyon’s depths and of peaks in the Mount Olympus Wilderness. With four trailheads on the paved Mill Creek Canyon Road, the Pipeline Trail can be ridden as loops of varying difficulty as well. Trail surface: All singletrack. The loop options require use of paved road.

©  Gregg Bromka/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Salt Lake City
Distance: 7.2
Elevation Gain: 150 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Season: Best April through June and September through October
Trailhead Elevation: 6,600 feet
Top Elevation: 6,600 feet
Local Contacts: USFS Salt Lake Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Mount Aire, Sugarhouse
Driving Directions: Directions to Mill Creek Pipeline Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

11/4/2007
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Great scenery; fast and smooth ST, but not at all challenging. Still, considering how close it is to the city, this is a worth-while ride for someone who doesn't have a lot of time, or for beginners to intermediates. I was not happy about the number of un-leashed dogs on the trail. Apparently, their owners think the leash law applies to everyone but them.



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