Best Mountain Biking in Salt Lake City

Looking for the best mountain biking in Salt Lake City? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Salt Lake City. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Trail Run to Elephant Rock

    Mueller Park is a beautiful, quaint canyon, with some sweeping up canyon views throughout the ascent. The trail is a fun, family friendly single track from the bridge all the way to the rock. You will pass a bald strip (pipeline) that runs North t...

    7 miles 1025 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike to Elephant Rock

    Mueller Park is a beautiful, quaint canyon, with some sweeping up canyon views throughout the ascent. The trail is a fun, flowy, well maintained single track from the bridge all the way to the rock. You will pass a bald strip (pipeline) that runs ...

  • Explore Big Mountain Pass

    Famous for being the route of the Mormon Pioneers who crossed this pass on their way into the Salt Lake Valley, Big Mountain Pass is also a beautiful area to take in the fall colors. You can access this road (Utah State Route 65) from Emmigration ...

    1 miles

  • Hike the Mineral Fork Trail

    The trailhead begins along Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, with a relatively small parking lot at the trailhead. Starting early in the day is advised, as on nice summer days it will fill up quickly. The trail has a steady ascent for the first 2 miles ...

    9.3 miles 3500 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike Dog Lake, Millcreek Canyon

    If it’s an even day and you’re in Salt Lake and you’re in possession of a mountain bike, put down your phone and spend the next 2 hours in pure bliss. Mountain bikers are only allowed to use the trails of upper Millcreek Canyon on even days, which...

    4.4 miles 1260 ft gain

  • Singletrack on the Little Cottonwood Creek Trail

    The first portion of the trail is smooth, hard-pack dirt with a gentle slope. After a mile, the slope increases. Rocky sections will test your bike handling skills. ("Endos" are common on this trail during the ride back.) Most of the year, you'll ...

    7 miles 1300 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike the Genwild/Jeremy Ranch Trails

    There are several places to access the trail system and several good places to park on both the Jeremy Ranch side and the Glenwild side. One of my favorite options is to park at the end of Jeremy Road and then take the 24-7 trail into the action. ...

    6 miles 700 ft gain

  • Hike, Run, Bike Rob's Trail in Park City

    Rob's Trail is a perennial favorite among Park City locals for year-round hiking, trail running, or mountain biking. The trail is primarily an out-and-back, but it if you go a bit further it can be combined with other trails to create a loop. The ...

    2.8 miles 705 ft gain

  • Ride the RTS Trail

    The RTS trail at Utah's Olympic Park (ski jumping, bobsled, skeleton, and luge), is a fantastic beginner-to-intermediate trail. Since it's a short loop at only 2.6 miles and 366 feet of elevation gain, it's perfect for kids and beginners. Most of ...

    2.6 miles 366 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike Catherine's Pass

    This ride isn't for the faint of heart. It's seriously tough. It's one of the most scenic and rewarding rides you'll ever do, though. The climbing is steep and the descents are rocky.Try to ride it early in the morning. Hikers frequent these trail...

    4.5 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike the Wasatch Crest Trail

    There are two popular starting points from Guardsman Road. The lower trail climbs and the higher one trail descends, then they converge at Scott's Pass below Puke Hill. The shuttled ride ends with a pavement rush down Mill Creek Canyon (and a poss...

  • Run the Historic Park City Union Pacific Rail Trail

    The Park City Rail Trail is a fantastic trail for walks, running, and biking in the spring, summer, and fall. During the winter it's groomed so you can Nordic ski, fat bike, run or walk.  Park City's historic Union Pacific Rail Trail has been pave...

    28 miles 800 ft gain