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Bonneville Shoreline - Ogden South Section
This broad singletrack runs along the slope of the Wasatch Mountains where the old shoreline of Lake Bonneville met the hills. The Ogden south section goes from Ogden Canyon to Beus Canyon. Ogden's Harrison Blvd is the key to all the trailheads. You can get to the trail from 22nd, 29th, 36th, and 46th streets by turning east from Harrison.
|The trail is easy to navigate. In most areas, the trail is a broad
conditions vary. Pick your entry point depending on what type of ride you
Short and sweet for beginners: The cutoff side trail between 29th and 36th is flat and easy for beginning riders and youngsters. Other areas require a bit of climbing and bike-handling skill.
Intermediate tour: Start at the 36th street trailhead and head north, either on the lower cutoff trail or by grinding up into Strongs Canyon. Head north to the Ogden Canyon overlook. Round trip is 6.5 miles, total climbing (if you take the lower trail to 29th St.) about 500 feet -- 250 each way.
Abusive Option: Start on Valley Drive near the intersection with Highway 39. (There are several tracks that climb the hill; the singletrack starts at the log fence.) The southernmost section near Beus Canyon is steep and loose -- a hike-a-bike for most riders. If you make it to the Beus Canyon trailhead as a one-way, your climbing will be about 1800 feet, distance 7 miles. As a 14-mile out-and-back, add 1000 feet of climbing for the way back.
|Getting there: Go to Harrison Blvd in Ogden.
(From the north, take the 12th Street exit off I-15 and drive towards
Ogden Canyon. From the south, get off I-15 in Farmington on US-89 and head
north. A couple of miles after you pass under I-84, turn right onto
Harrison Blvd, just as US-89 turns westward to enter Ogden.) On Harrison,
locate the street of your trailhead and turn towards the mountains. Note
that for 29th Street, you should turn on 30th then jog back north 1 block
after going around Ogden High.
Northern Section: The section north of Highway 39 is a work in progress. A fresh singletrack has been cut, but the sidewalls are still a bit unstable (spring 2002). It starts on 39 at GPS N 41° 14.205' W 111° 55.690'. This singletrack takes you the first mile, then you have to feel your way through a confusing collection of unmarked doubletrack just above the homes. You can get through to the North Ogden Divide trail is you persist.
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Trail conditions change, and the layout of a trail may change without notice. Use this trail guide at your own risk.