Mill Creek Pipeline Trail Professional Review and Guide
"In the early 1990s, the neglected Mill Creek Pipeline Trail was resurrected with the help of the Salt Lake Ranger District, the Utah Mountain Bike Association, and many helping hands. But it wasn’t until 1996 when finishing touches made the entire 7-mile trail totally biker friendly. Now, the Pipeline Trail is one of the most popular hiking and biking trails in the Wasatch Range. The path follows an old water flume that dates back many decades. Consequently, the route descends imperceptibly and is ideal for novice bikers who want a taste of real singletrack without having to scale entire mountains.
Since the trail crosses south-facing slopes that grasp every ray of sunshine throughout the day, it melts out in early spring and is ridable long after the peaks are dusted with autumn’s snow. To top it off, the Pipeline is especially scenic. When you’re not weaving through groves of hardwoods that are nestled in hollows creasing the canyon, you cross sunny slopes that afford grand views of Mill Creek Canyon below and of the mountains that enclose it. If you ride the optional spur to the overlook, you’ll gaze across the entire Salt Lake Valley from the State Capitol to Point of the Mountain."