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|Mantua Reservoir Dike Trail
Mantua Reservoir is a small scenic lake at the town of Mantua, a few miles up the canyon from Brigham City. The dike trail is a broad cindered path along the water's edge. The length is 4.2 miles, and the ride is absolutely flat and very easy. The ride is suitable for families with baby-trailers and even training wheels. I suggest a counter-clockwise ride. Navigation is easy -- just ride around the lake. There are three trailheads on the reservoir, all with bathrooms. Which trailhead you select will depend on what additional activities you plan for your family.
|The southeast trailhead is secluded and quiet, with nearby
fishing spots but no launching facilities. This would be my recommendation
for bike-centered activity. (See directions below.) The Eagles Rise
singletrack (a two-mile loop with 400 vertical feet of climbing) is 0.3
miles from this trailhead when riding counterclockwise.
There's a trailhead at the northwest corner with picnic tables. It's close to US-89, though so it's a bit noisier. It can be a good spot if your kids want to play in the water.
The southwest trailhead is the main boat-launch facility. In addition to bathrooms, there's a shaded pavilion. Parking may be in short supply at this trailhead on summer weekends.
Exit I-15 at the first Brigham City exit (to Logan and US-91). Head east toward the mountains, and keep straight as you cross the main road into Brigham City and join US-89 heading up Sardine Canyon. From the freeway, drive 4.5 miles to the second Mantua (600 North) exit. Turn right, then right again on main street. The first trailhead (TH#1) is immediately on your left. As you pass the boat launch (TH#2), turn left and climb onto the dike N41 29.999 W111 56.522. Now drive 0.9 miles to the east and park in the paved parking area of TH#3 (N41 29.793 W111 55.562).
Camping: Mountain View campground, SE corner of lake
Water: Boat launch
Bathrooms: All three trailheads.
Trail conditions, permissions, and routing often change. Use this guide at your own risk. Copyright 2012 Mad Scientist Software.