Little Scraggy

4.75 out of 5
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↑ 600 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This new intermediate trail was built by COMBA, just completed after a few years of work. From the Little Scraggy TH, cross FR 550, and you will see the start, going south. Trail is a meandering track through interesting features. Has some options for more technical features. Also a very cool 100' long slab rock. Trail goes up/down, with only one serious climb about midway. Currently ends at a campground, but will eventually encircle Little Scraggy Peak.
This is a true intermediate trail, with few unrideable spots for intermediate riders.
I've ridden almost all of the trails at Buffalo Creek, and I believe this one will quickly become a classic.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: Parking -Conner 42

A: There is a parking fee at the Little Scraggy trailhead ($6 when I went). However, on my way out I saw lots of cars parked on the side of the road and other nondescript areas, which I assume you can do without getting ticketed based on the number of cars doing it. But I will gladly pay if they keep building trails like this :)

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Reviews (19)


June 25, 2019
TK34 Gramcounter  
Review: I'm stingy with the 5 stars, but I'll call this 4 stars with commentary that its a solid 4.5. Really nice trail, mostly flow style particularly before and after the climb on the back side of Little Scraggy. What holds me back from 5 stars is the sandiness throughout and the tough, gnarly climb on a backside. I don't mind the elevation gain, but when its that tough I prefer not-so-gnarly rocks and obstacles. But its worth it even to hike-a-bike a few short sections, cause the payoff is oh so worth it. One of the best downhills I've done - good speed, flowy rhythm, and not just smooth berms (which I do appreciate downhill). Definitely agree CW is the way to go.


January 3, 2019
Review: A gem in the wild. Crew at Golden Bike Shop recommended to us, so we drove out there. WELL WORTH the drive out. Fantastic loop!! Amazing rocks, views and trail! Highly recommended!


June 17, 2018
Midmoab Trailblazer  
Review: This trail and the surrounding trails are incredible. Little Scraggy has a variety of trail surfaces but is generally sandy compared to my normal Midwest trail rides. I agree that CW is the way to ride and although there is a pretty long, sustained climb just after the mid point, it is well worth the effort. Shortly after this climb is a terrific flowing, sandy downhill that left me whooping and slapping high-fives! We finished with a 6 mile downhill on "nice kitty" and were picked up at the bottom by shuttling friends! This was absolutely awesome! Highly recommended!

World Champ

October 10, 2017
Review: Little Scraggy is a 13 mile loop although I have noticed that some consider it two trails, ie, Little Scraggy East and Little Scraggy West! I rode down the east side and came back up the west side and I think that is the best way as you end up with a wonderful flowing down-sloping finish. It is a purpose build two-way mountain bike trail. The area is under cover of pine forest and is littered with granite boulders - some small and some as big as buses. The east side goes around, through, between and over every boulder it can find, using them as natural technical features. It's quite a long climb back up the western side with some rock garden action and some quite steep trail. From the top back down to the road is fast and flowing and fun.


World Champ

May 27, 2018
mongwolf World Champ  
Review: It is a two-way trail, but I would say that it is clearly best ridden CW -- ride the east side first around to the west side. If you really want to add to the ride, start at the main THD at the bottom of Buff Creek and ride up Nice Kitty first. This makes for a great loop with a big climb at first followed by some nice long descents (e.g. Shinglemill). I also like to add the Baldy climb and then come down Charlie's Cutoff and Sandy Wash. I also like to do an inner loop -- up Baldy, down Gashouse and back up Baldy -- then onto Charlie's and Sandy.

Granny Gear

August 8, 2017
finerbiner Granny Gear  
Review: Little Scraggy Loop Is 12.5 miles not 5. The trail is a 7 mile climb that is varied, has a lot of rock features and optional lines, and never feels like it is climbing as much as it does. You are then rewarded with about 3 miles of sublime, purpose built, flowy downhill. It's awesome


July 13, 2017
mongwolf Epic  
Review: Rode the entire trail for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Good times indeed, and it adds some nice variety to Buff Creek. At times the trail is buttery smooth. At other times it technical and chunky, especially the southern portion. There are so many rocks to play on, you could spend most of a day just playing on rocks. The west side descent is about the flow, not about top end speed. It starts out chunky and becomes more smooth fairly quickly, but the twists and turns never stop. A lot of fun. I would rate the trail somewhere around 4.5 stars.


July 9, 2017
John Fisch Epic  
Review: Cross country trail riding at its finest with optional free ride features. Lots of variety packed into a dynamite 13 mile loop with options to extend to the larger Buffalo Creek trail system. Be on the lookout for optional lines, especially if you like tech. The optional features on the climb add fun and challenge, while the descent is very well descent focuses on flow. A superbly well designed and entertaining trail!


September 28, 2016
Review: Exceptional trail with one of the longest down hills I've ever ridden. I was told it was about 9 miles but turned out to be just under 13 (20.78K). You could link it with Nice Kitty and park at the BC lot and not pay the $6 parking.


August 1, 2016
jkey6 Gnarly  
Review: Amazing! This trail was purpose-built for mountain biking. Most of it is smooth singletrack and natural granite features. It won't challenge your technical skills all that much but you can rip down the descent thanks to bermed turns and packed dirt. Some parts are a bit sandy but not as bad as other trails at Buffalo Creek.


July 21, 2016
Gdb49 Gnarly  
Review: Wow! Fun, beautiful, and high quality trail!!

Little Scraggy MTB Trail 4.75 out of 5 based on 19 ratings. 19 user reviews.
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