Salt Lake Area Mountain Biking Trails

Hiking in Little Cottonwood Canyon There are plenty of bike trail options in the Salt Lake area, from gentle slopes in the nearby foothills to intense quad-busting ridges with spectacular vistas. Below we list some of the more popular trails.

Albion Basin Easy
Nice ride on smooth trail. Beautiful pines and aspens and occasional snow in the early season. Begins near Alta. (more)

Antelope Island Easy
Antelope Island offers nearly 20 miles of trails open to hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers, and more trails are being crafted yearly. (more)

Big Water to Dog Lake More Difficult
This very popular biking and hiking trail runs from Mill Creek Canyon up to Dog Lake. Bikes are allowed on even numbered days. This is a summer and...(more)

Bonneville Shoreline More Difficult
This trail follows what was the shoreline of ancient Lake Bonneville. Various sections of the trail run from Ogden down to Payson. Here we describe...(more)

Lakeshore Trail Easy
This ride follows the shore of the Great Salt Lake's Antelope Island, with scenic views in every direction. Pick up a map at the Antelope Island St...(more)

Little Cottonwood Creek More Difficult
This trail runs along Little Cottonwood Creek, from the mouth of the canyon upstream for about 3.5 miles, paralleling the road. The trail is mostly...(more)

Mill D to Desolation Lake Most Difficult
This is a technical trail that can be ridden out and back, or combined with other trails for various loop configurations. the uphill portion is gru...(more)

Mormon Pioneer Trail More Difficult
This trail runs from the Little Dell Reservoir area up to Big Mountain Pass, following the old route used by the Donner Party and the Mormon Pioneers....(more)

Mueller Park Trail More Difficult
Single track though serene forest with some views of the Great Salt Lake (more)

Ridge Trail 157 Easy
Ridge Trail 157 is a world-class single-track located in the heart of the Wasatch Range. It requires strong legs and acclimated lungs to tackle the nu...(more)

Split Rock Bay Loop More Difficult
This trail follows singletrack through the foothills on the west side of Antelope Island, then follows a dirt road around Split Rock Bay and back to t...(more)

Stansbury Island Most Difficult
This steep and rocky trail goes up and over Stansbury Island, on the south end of the Great Salt Lake near the town of Grantsville. This trail can be...(more)

Wasatch Crest Trail Most Difficult
Ask Salt Lake City mountain bikers what their favorite trail is and they will respond, emphatically, the Wasatch Crest Trail, for it is the premier mo...(more)

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