Salt Lake County, Utah

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

Top Mountain Biking Spots in and near Salt Lake County

  • Sandy, Utah

    Dimple Dell Trail West

    3.88 mi / 236 ft gain
    Dimple Dell Trail West is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Parley's Historic Nature Park Trail Loop

    3.0
    2 mi / 135 ft gain
    Parley's Historic Nature Park Trail Loop, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a well-known hiking trail. This 2-mile loop trail is rated as moderate, making it suitable for hikers with some experience. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round....
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike the Mineral Fork Trail

    4.0
    9.3 mi / 3500 ft gain
    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 starting around 6700' through aspen forests and cr...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Mountain Bike Dog Lake, Millcreek Canyon

    4.4 mi / 1260 ft gain
    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 makes for a busy route, but well worth it. This i...
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  • Bountiful, Utah

    Trail Run to Elephant Rock

    4.4
    7 mi / 1025 ft gain
    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 to South which marks about halfway to the rock. At ...
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  • Bountiful, Utah

    Mountain Bike to Elephant Rock

    5.0
    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 North to South which marks about halfway to the ro...
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  • Alta, Utah

    Mountain Bike Catherine's Pass

    4.5 mi / 1200 ft gain
    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 trails. An early morning rip is the best way to keep fr...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Explore Big Mountain Pass

    5.0
    1 mi
    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 Canyon or Parley's Canyon, the same way you would ...
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  • Park City, Utah

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

    4.0
    2.8 mi / 705 ft gain
    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 trail meanders through aspen and pine trees on the...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Mountain Bike the Wasatch Crest Trail

    5.0
    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 possible detour onto Mill Creek Pipeline on the way do...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Pine Hollow Trail

    4.0
    5.26 mi / 1526 ft gain
    The trailhead (Forest Trail 047 - Pine Hollow Trail) starts across the street from a turnout about .5 miles above Mutual Dell in American Fork Canyon. This highly trafficked trail is used for just about every activity you can think of, meaning that you can even snowshoe this in the winter. It's a...
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  • Summit County, Utah

    Mountain Bike the Genwild/Jeremy Ranch Trails

    6 mi / 700 ft gain
    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. This is also a good way to access the Flying Dog t...
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  • Park City, Utah

    Ride the RTS Trail

    2.6 mi / 366 ft gain
    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 the sections are smooth dirt that winds through as...
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  • Park City, Utah

    Park City Mountain Ski Resort Trail

    18.24 mi / 3468 ft gain
    Park City Mountain Ski Resort Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Park City, Utah.
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  • Park City, Utah

    Run the Historic Park City Union Pacific Rail Trail

    28 mi / 800 ft gain
    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 paved from Bonanza Drive in Park City all the way out ...
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  • Park City, Utah

    Hike Past Mining Relics in Daly Canyon

    4.0
    2.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    To get to Daly Canyon, just continue up Main Street in Park City. The road turns to dirt soon after the last house and a gate is closed across the road not far beyond that.  Hiking, biking, or jogging up the old road you'll have the stream to your left and about a 1/4 mile up you'll see the old J...
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