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Level: Beginner
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +445/ -455 ft
Total: 86 riders

Mountain Biking Little Cottonwood Pipeline

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#96 of 693 mountain bike trails in Utah
#2,642 in the world

This is a great single track ride along side the beautiful Cottonwood Creek. If it where not for 2 or 3 rough, steep, rocky sections this would be a relatively easy ride. You will be tempted to try out your "Down Hilling" skills on the ride. But, please be careful and ride responsibly, this trail receives a lot of foot traffic (always yield the right-of-way). And take care on the down hill, there are a lot of "little" jumps where the unaware might catch to much air and meet the ground before your bike!

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Oct 18, 2022. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: no
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: no
  • Pump track: no
  • Restrooms: no
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: no
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Getting there
From I-215 take Exit 6 to Cottonwood Canyon Ski Areas. Travel south on Wasatch Boulevard. Just before the flashing billboard sign in the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon turn right. There is a sign for the "Temple Quarry Nature Trail". Park here, the trail begins at the east end of the parking lot
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  • Flegmpst

    Awesome little trail close to home.

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  • Chris Daniels

    This was my go-to-after-work quickie when I lived in the SLC. OUT-and-back. Be real careful of oncoming traffic as you can get up to speed and there are some blind corners. There's a nice rock garden towards the top that was always a challenge. Take a break at top and dip your feet in the river. Nice little trail, not the craziest fun I've had on a bike, but decent for a close-to-town ride.

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  • Smeiser

    Great scenery. The trail itself is just kind of average. No real obstacles or anything unique. I mostly use this trail to access climbing routes, tbh, because there are a lot of better rides in the 'nearish' vicinity (such as corner canyon).

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  • dauw

    I was looking forward to the ride, but there was still too much snow on 4/19/10 so I turned around after about 1 1/2 miles.

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  • Lancefan

    This was a great ride and just before the storm it was almost free of snow.

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  • UtMtnBkr

    Very fun, "after work ride", excellent scenery!

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