Place store identification
and barcode label here.

( $0.50 fee reimburses the
store for printing costs.)

View north to Box Elder Peak and Pfeifer Horn.

Deer Creek South Fork Loop
This 6.6-mile singletrack loop is great fun, and not too tricky. There's about 1200 vertical feet of elevation gain, split between the first and middle sections of the trail. This trail uses a portion of Ridge Trail 157 as its middle section. The loop is intermediate technical. Season late May through early October.
For a color-coded map of all trails linking to Ridge Trail 157, see the Ridge Trail Page.

Option 1: Cascade Springs Road Trailhead. Beginning from the parking area on the south side of the road, head south 1.5 miles. The narrow singletrack trail climbs gently, passing through meadows between aspen and pine. You'll do 1.75 miles of steady uphill right away. Reaching the Alpine Loop summit parking lot (GPS N 40 25.837' W 111 36.837'), find Ridge Trail 157 on your right as you bike into the parking area from the trail. Cross the road and head north on ST. After following the Ridge Trail for 3 miles (be sure to fork right at Mud Springs), the Deer Creek South Fork trail branches off to the east (your right) at a 4-way intersection where Ridge 157 meets the Tibble Fork Trail (left) at GPS N 40 27.918' W 111 36.532'. When you reach the paved road, your trailhead is just uphill and across the street.
Option 2: Loop Summit. Drive to the Alpine Loop summit parking area, and find the trail as above, riding the loop clockwise.
Option 3: Timpooneke. An excellent riding option is to begin at the Timpooneke campground, ride up the Great Western through Pine Hollow to Ridge 157 (2.6 miles) and turn left. Then you ride the loop: north 1.5 miles to the South Fork trail, right 1.5 miles to the bottom of the canyon, then up 1.75 miles to the top of the Alpine Loop. Now ride the southern part of the Ridge Trail back to the Great Western/Pine Hollow trial, and back to Timpooneke. Your total distance will be 12 miles, with around 2000 vertical feet total climbing.
Deer Creek South Fork Map Getting there: (Cascade Springs Road trailhead) From I-15, take the Alpine-Highland exit just south of Point-of-the-Mountain. Go east towards the mountains on UT-92 and continue up American Fork Canyon. There's a $6 fee (as of 2009). About 6 miles up the canyon, turn right at the North Fork junction. Drive up to the summit of the Alpine Loop. (If desired, stash a water bottle at the parking lot!) Drive further to the Cascade Springs Road, where you'll turn left. About 1.5 miles later, turn right on a gravel road and go 100 feet to the trailhead. GPS N 40 26.801' W 111 36.489'.

Copyright 2002 Mad Scientist Software Inc

Trail conditions change, and the layout of a trail may change without notice. Use this trail guide at your own risk.