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Ghost Falls Trail  (Ghost Falls Loop, Clarks Ghost Loop)
Ghost Falls is a great ride that's close to civilization. It starts in Draper at the Ballpark parking lot (you can also do this loop from the Clarks trailhead, or from the Bonneville Shoreline Mike Weir trailhead). The official Ghost Falls loop rides to the falls and back, 3.5 miles with an altitude gain of 750 feet. The climbing is fairly mellow except for one short stiff doubletrack section just before the falls loop. This ride would be intermediate technical, with a couple of upper-intermediate spots on the falls loop itself. A great option is the Clarks Ghost Loop. Instead of heading straight for the falls, you head for Clarks Trail. After taking Clarks to Traverse Ridge, you head down the gravel Corner Canyon Road 1/2 mile to find the upper end of the Ghost Falls Trail. This is a fairly technical descent, but great fun. Altitude change by this route is 1200 feet, distance 6.6 miles. You can also do a loop by climbing the Pipeline Trail. But it's a nasty granny-gear climb, and you only save about 1/3 mile compared to riding the big loop via Clarks.
Riding notes, Ghost Falls Loop:
0.0   Straight uphill on ST as it exits tunnel
0.4   Pass return ST on R, then join uphill ST
0.6   ST joins DT, continue uphill
0.9   Pass BST (on L), stay on main DT
1.0   Veer L on DT at fork
1.3   Gets steep
1.5   Fork L onto meandering ST
1.8   L to falls (R=upper trail)
2.1   Keep R
2.5   Fork R and north
2.7   Fork L downhill
2.8   R and rejoin uphill path
3.8   Back at tunnel
Riding notes, Loop via Pipeline (brutal!):
0.0   Straight uphill on ST as it exits tunnel
0.4   Pass return ST on R, then join uphill ST
0.6   ST joins DT, continue uphill
0.9   Pass BST (on L), stay on main DT
1.0   Veer L on DT at fork
1.3   Gets steep
1.5   Straight (R) past ST return path
1.6   Straight (R) past 2nd return path option
1.7   Straight (R) past 3rd return from falls
2.5   Corner Canyon Road, go left
3.0   L into wide spot at corner in road (parking)
        Drop off into ST, N40 29.672 W111 49.025
3.7   Keep R, creek = falls
4.0   Keep R
4.4   R on wider path
4.6   L downhill
4.8   R, back on uphill path
        Retrace path to trailhead
5.7   Back at tunnel

Getting there (LCC, Equestrian Park trailhead): Take the Bluffdale exit from I-15 and turn east towards the mountains. Continue on Highland Drive until you reach the ballpark parking lot. Directly across the street from the parking, the Lower Corner Canyon trail heads uphill (GPS N 40 30.351' W 111 50.721'). To reach the trailhead from the north (Sandy area), take 13th East southward until it ends at the stop sign just past the underpass. Turn left and drive 1/4 mile.

Copyright 2007 Mad Scientist Software Inc. Trail conditions change. Use this trail guide at your own risk.