Diamond Fork is off the beaten path and easily overlooked, but the word is out that this is the place if you’re a singletrack purist. Tucked in the Wasatch hinterlands, Diamond Fork’s rolling, forested hills obscure most views of the Wasatch Range.
That is, unless you make the climb to Strawberry Ridge, from where the serrated Wasatch can be seen stretching over 60 miles from the Alpine Ridge (Little Cottonwood Canyon) to Mount Nebo. The four trails this loop ties together are sometimes forgiving, sometime technical, and always big fun. You’ll splash through creeks, dodge rocks, duck under trees, and test the performance of your tires’ traction and your brake’s grip. But wait, there’s more. Pack along a bathing suit because you’ll want to soak your weary legs in the natural hot springs in lower Fifth Water Creek near the trail’s end.
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