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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,175/1 ft
Total: 34 riders
 

Mountain Biking Sardine Peak Loop

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#14 of 692 mountain bike trails in Utah
#370 in the world

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.

First added by ricknorman on May 10, 2020. Last updated May 10, 2020. → add an update
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Getting there
When you get to the end of the Maples Trail turn right up the doubletrack, go
through the Maples campground and you'll find the trailhead. Alternatively,
you can start at the Snowbasin parking lot and head north up the
doubletrack.
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  • Jim Cummings
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    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.

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  • *****

    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.

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  • *****

    Loved this trail! It takes a bit of work to get to the top, but very rewarding afterwords..... Awesome downhill!!!!

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  • fires2bdoused75
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    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!

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  • motoxer913
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    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 be...it's just a great ride!

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  • getlooseonthegoose
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    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.

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  • ricknorman
    *****

    This is a really fun trail, good climbs, awesome downhill, and absolutely incredible views.

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