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Maples Loop  (East Fork, Green Pond, Snowbasin, Wheeler Creek trails)
The Maples Loop is a beautiful singletrack ride on the base of Mount Ogden. It incorporates the East Fork Trail, Green Pond Trail, Snowbasin's Strawberry Express connector trail, and the Wheeler Creek Trail.  The loop is early-intermediate technical, 11.6 miles with 1600 vertical feet of climbing, rising to a peak altitude of 6900 on the slopes of Snowbasin resort. An alternative is to start at the Wheeler trailhead opposite the Pineview dam: the Wheeler trail adds an easy 3.5 miles plus 500 vertical (15.1 miles total, total climbing 2100 ft).
Riding Notes, Clockwise Loop:
Add 1.8 to mileage if starting from Pineview Trailhead
0.0  Art Nord Trailhead, right on paved road
       N 41 14.017' W 111 49.224' Alt=5430
0.1  L on ST (East Fork Trail)
2.5  Fork L uphill
       N 41 12.453' W 111 49.995' Alt=6220
2.8  Cross paved road (Green Pond Trail)
       N 41 12.412' W 111 50.124' Alt=6310
3.2  Faint foot trail branches left uphill to Green Pond
       N 41 12.185' W 111 50.189' Alt=6380
3.6  Fork L
       N 41 12.313' W 111 50.414' Alt=6510
4.8  Cross gravel road, turn north
       N 41 11.951' W 111 50.606' Alt=6730

5.3  Keep R (Snowbasin Trail system)
       N 41 12.139' W 111 50.717' Alt=6830
5.7  Cross dirt road at gas line, go downhill 
       (If riding reverse, keep L downhill)
       N 41 12.377' W 111 51.020' Alt=6900
       Pass W side of lodges and parking areas
       (don't drop directly down to lodges)
7.7  Gravel road at NW corner of parking area
       Turn L on gravel road (Maples CG road)
       N 41 13.118' W 111 51.795' Alt=6250
8.2  R on ST at Wheeler Creek Trail sign
       N 41 13.539' W 111 51.817' Alt=6210
10.2 Keep L (R = Middle Fork trailhead)
        N 41 13.707' W 111 50.307' Alt=5640
11.6 Back at Art Nord Trailhead

Getting there:  From Ogden, head up the canyon on U-39. For the Wheeler trailhead, turn R on doubletrack just before Pineview dam (Trailhead GPS N 41 15.168' W 111 50.511'). For the (recommended) Art Nord trailhead, keep straight (R) at the dam, then 2.7 miles later, turn R on U-226. Go another 3.6 miles and turn R into the Art Nord trailhead parking N 41 14.017' W 111 49.224'.
From the south, leave I-15 for US-89 in Farmington. Turn right (east) to take I-84 up Weber Canyon. Take the Huntsville/Pineview exit and turn left under the freeway, then right to continue up the canyon. About a mile later, follow the signs to turn left towards Huntsville on U-167. 6.8 miles after leaving I-84, turn left on U-226 towards Snowbasin. The Green Pond trailhead is at a parking turnout 1.3 miles from the turn. The Snowbasin turnoff (which leads to the Maples Campground) is 3.0 miles, the Middle Fork trailhead is 4.7, and Art Nord is 6.0.

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