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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +394/ -381 ft
Total: 120 riders

Mountain Biking Bobsled

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#55 of 693 mountain bike trails in Utah
#1,037 in the world

Super fast downhill through a (mostly) dry creekbed. It has huge bank turns around every corner, just like a bobsled, hence the name!

First added by pop_martian on Mar 29, 2007. Last updated Nov 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Park at Popperton park, then head east. Go through the gate for the private community, then 100 yards later, head down the trail to dry creek. Ride up through dry creek on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail for a few miles. When you arrive at a sign that says no bikes overlooking city creek, go left down the nasty looking steep hill. The bobsled starts here! -OR- Drive to the top of Terrace Hills drive. There will be gates to the BST on the west and east sides of the dead end. Go to the east. Continue along until you get to a junction with 4 or so trails coming together in a relatively open space, with one going down, one going to the left, one going slightly forward and to the left to the top of a mountain, and one just to the right of that. Take the one straight in front of you that does not go to the top of a hill. Continue on this until you come to a trail going down on your right. That is the bobsled! -or- Ride up Dry Creek/Dry Gulch continue on to Bonneville Shoreline Trail and traverse until you reach a grassy hill climb turning back to the right. Climb the hill and through a couple rockier climbs than traverse again until reaching a natural amphitheater cut away and lacking vegetation off to the right of the Bonneville shoreline. Trail begins here.
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Rider questions

Q: does this map mark the trail head for a shuttle down? or is it marked for the loop?
A: This marks the end of the trail. If you want to get onto it, go all the way up Terrace Hills drive, then get on the BST and head to the right until you get to the top of Bobsled.

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  • Nick Hepler

    This trail is cleverly built with many things mountain bikers like. I found parts of the trail to be pretty tough with deep erosion trenches toward the top and loose sand and dirt making it nearly impossible to stay upright. The berms and jumps at the bottom were awesome and the trail breaks off into multiple lines which allows for great variety. To me the trail seemed pretty advanced, so unless you're really confident in your riding ability, I'd tread lightly. Nevertheless, it's a great place to challenge yourself and push your skills.

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  • dan_3lliott

    Very fun trail, although muddy throughout a lot of the season. Definitely not for beginners. Met up with the guy who builds features on the trail, and he was pretty chill! Fun trail, lots of jumps, tons of berms, etc. I recommend going for an easy and relaxed run through the first time just to get a feel for the trail and see where all the features are.

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  • Charlie29

    Climb up, bomb down! Very fun! What more can I say. It's a great ride to do after work or if you don't have much time. If your visiting the area definitely check it out.

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  • Chris Daniels

    As its name implies, Bobsled is a fast DH section off the BST. Super fun and pretty easy to do some laps.

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  • kadent16

    One of the most fun and exhilarating trails in northern utah. I've ridden it many times and it's always a great ride. The downhill is well worth the climb. And the view at the top is breathtaking.

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  • Smeiser

    This trail is fantastic, love it! Hardcore riders can defy death on it, and less experienced riders will also have fun (though definitely not a trail for beginners). I'd recommend taking it fairly easy first time down just to familiarize yourself with its ins and outs and then hit it up again for reals. I say this because there are some very serious drops/jumps for the unaware.

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  • *****

    Been riding bobsled the last few months with the weak winter. Everything is super fast and smooth the mega rut at the top has filled in and there is very little water present. Unnfourtunatly the sweet bench that marked the top of the trail is gone.

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  • snowskatermn

    8/25/2011 about 1/3 or so of Bobsled is messed up because of a rut from water spring thats running down it after you get past that its mostly ok but still a lil funky. would be great if not for the 6inch to 2 foot high rut that has developed since I guess 3 months ago.

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  • dauw

    Rippin' fun decent off the BST. I highly recommend it!

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  • takenreality

    Fast moderately difficult downhill. Lots of features on the trail! Rode 4/16/10 and it was about 95% dry and 100% good to ride.

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  • ridingdave

    What a great ride and such nice scenery. The Bobsled is definitely the payoff for all the work put into the the first part of the trail. The whole Bonneville Shoreline is absolutely worth it although be careful of on-coming traffic. Be Noisy!!!

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  • rodrodriguez2003

    great downhill! thanks to local steve newton for the new entrance. fantastic singletrack getting there via the bonneville shoreline trail. hikers frequent this trail, so BEWARE, also ON-COMING BIKER TRAFFIC.

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  • djundjun

    Many super sick mods made spring of 2007. This trail keeps getting better with age.

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