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Level: Beginner
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +649/669 ft
Total: 17 riders
 

Mountain Biking Big Springs

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#116 of 691 mountain bike trails in Utah
#2902 in the world

Single track, winding through trees and an open meadow. Cross the service road about half way up to continue to the small water run off of Big Springs. There is approximately 1000 feet of elevation gain from the lower, first parking lot. There are a few technical parts of the trail and multiple foot bridges to cross.

Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
Going up Provo Canyon, turn into the last park on the right, Vivian Park. Continue on the road, past the cabins. You will pass south fork park after a few miles. Big Springs park is farther up the road after south fork park. Once you get to the big springs park, go to the very top parking lot. You will find a sign for the Big Springs trail.
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  • colinbotts
    *****

    This scenic trail is mostly smooth and fast rolling singletrack. Because of all the shade from trees this ride is pleasant even in hotter temps. There are a few easy bridge crossings and short root and rock sections that are a nice challenge for newer bikers. The climbing is sustained but rarely very steep. There are a few trail options in the area with some fun flowing descents possible.

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  • The Intrepid Outdoorsman
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    Some rock gardens and root patches but overall mostly dirt. It's a climb from the parking lot to where it ends at the cascade saddle trail fork. That's where I turned around. I'm a straight up beginner and the constant climb was challenging (about 30 min) but going back down was fun. You get some speed, just watch out for hikers. Took about 10 min to get down. Fun trail overall and for someone who has literally never mountain biked before and using a second hand hard tail, I found it extremely manageable and fun

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  • sonofafinch
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    The trail is in good condition and a good portion winds through the trees. However, there's rarely a rest from the incline, all the way to Big Springs. It's not a terrible amount of elevation change, but it was hard to maintain a decent pace. I haven't been on my bike much recently and have been under the weather, so that likely affected me. Still, getting to the springs had me pushing the bike more than I like. I'll have to hit this trail again to see if it's just a matter of me getting my bike legs back or not.
    The downhill is quite fun and you can get a lot of speed, but that means that it's over quickly due to the lack of technical terrain. There are some technical parts, which offer variety, but not much. I prefer a more intermediate trail that's flatter.

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