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|Kaysville Bonneville Shoreline
The Kaysville section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a nicely built, broad singletrack that offers a good variety of riding. The trail is intermediate technical, but beginners can manage this trail nicely with an occasional hike-a-bike up or down a couple of steeper sections. Altitude gain is only 300 feet, starting at 4750. At the southern trailhead, the trail starts as a broad, easy doubletrack. This section has exercise stations periodically along the trail. The first 0.7 miles of doubletrack is a good ride for families and beginners.
|Riding notes, south to north:
0.0 At the sign, drop left between two rocks
0.4 R uphill on ST
0.8 Spur to view on L, small trails on R climb
to southbound DT higher on mountain
0.9 Holmes Creek bridge
|1.8 Adams Canyon view, steep dip
1.9 Adams Canyon (N Fk Kays Cr) bridge
2.0 Fork, stay R uphill
3.0 Snow Creek
3.5 South Fork Kays Creek Bridge
3.7 Trail ends Fernwood Picnic Area
|Option extension north: Drop down the gravel road through Fernwood Picnic Area. At pavement,
continue straight down then uphill. As the road turns right, follow it
around. About half-way from the turn to the street's end, spot a dirt
doubletrack with an iron gate along a block wall/fence. The trail
continues 1.1 miles north, then turns downhill. This is a good turnaround.
Option Great Western: Where the trail enters Fernwood Picnic Area, fork R uphill onto the GWT. The trail climbs up the Middle Fork of Kays Creek, crosses a bridge at 0.8, then heads over a ridge. The view at the ridgeline (1 mile, 5700 ft) is a good turnaround. If you continue, the trail gets steep with loose rock around mile 1.7.
Getting there: Southern Trailhead -- Exit I-15
onto US-89. Zero your odometer as you go under the first overpass on the
exit. Drive north 3.3 miles to a stoplight at 200 North in Kaysville.
There's a small "Kaysville" sign on the right side of US-89.
Turn right, then immediately left. Follow the road up to "East
Mountain Wilderness Park," parking in the gravel area just before the
sign. GPS N 41° 02.770' W 111° 54.192'. The doubletrack just past the
sign is the trail. (The bike entrance is between two large boulders just
before the doubletrack.)
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