Sardine Peak Loop

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

Trail Description
About this trail
This is a real great loop. This climbs up about 2.5 miles on Coldwater
Overlook Trail where the trail cuts back to the left or out to the right
climbing toward Sardine Peak. Heading to the left will take you a half mile
up to the Coldwater Overlook, well worth the extra riding. Heading over to
Sardine you will have some more climbing and will pass two trails on your
left, the second one being right as you're coming around to a view down to
Pine View Dam. You then have some fun fast switchbacks until you cross a
bridge connecting you with the Maples Trail. If you parked at Snowbasin
head up Maples to the DT, or you can head back down Maples. Great ride,
great views.
added by ricknormanTrailblazer
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (21 total check-ins)
  dwick44   on Jun 29, 2019
  Josh Lindgren   on Jun 8, 2019
  Mark Jolley   on Jun 1, 2019
  videopelli   on Sep 30, 2018
  Mark Jolley   on Aug 31, 2018
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Reviews (8)

World Champ

August 18, 2017
Review: The Sardine Peak Loop is a wonderful back-country, scenic ride on a two-way shared trail. According to Strava my total altitude gain was 1600 feet but it seemed less - the gradient is perfectly controlled except for a few short sections. This trail won't stretch your chain!! The ride down is great. Now here's the magic - the ride down seemed longer than the ride up! When that happens you know you've ridden a great trail.

By the way, the trailhead is known to Google Maps. Its called Maples Trailhead.

Granny Gear

August 4, 2013
Bryanpb Granny Gear  
Review: We rode this trail tonight, starting at the upper Snow Basin parking lot. We rode it clockwise, please, everyone, ride it clockwise. After the downhill, we turned down Middle Fork and up to Green Pond parking lot, rode the lower half of Green Pond trail back to the Snow Basin lodge. Turned an 8 mile ride into a 14 mile ride with 2 great climbs and downhill sections. Took us 2 and half hours and was a blast.

Granny Gear

September 3, 2012
Mtbiker2 Granny Gear  
Review: Loved this trail! It takes a bit of work to get to the top, but very rewarding afterwords..... Awesome downhill!!!!

Granny Gear

August 28, 2012
farpost Granny Gear  
Review: Great ride!!!

Bunny Hop

July 8, 2012
Review: This was a long but not steep climb, but the n at the top the views took my breath away. And then theres the downhill.... WOW!

Similar Trail: Its tough to match the beauty of this trail.


February 25, 2012
motoxer913 Gramcounter  
Review: I ride Snowbasin A LOT and this new trail has quickly become one of my favorite rides. It's got a great climb to burn some calories, the views above Pineview are awesome, and the downhill feels twice as long as it should's just a great ride!

Similar Trail: The entire Snowbasin area has a great trail system!

Granny Gear

August 5, 2011
Review: Great Loop! Start from snow basin lower parking lot at Maples Trailhead. ride down service road then to top. Then the downhill single track starts! Nice trail! with great views, esp after work around sunset.


August 3, 2011
ricknorman Trailblazer  
Review: This is a really fun trail, good climbs, awesome downhill, and absolutely incredible views.

Similar Trail: Northern Skyline, Southern Skyline, Maples Trail

Sardine Peak Loop MTB Trail 4.75 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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