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Monks Hollow Trail
The Monks Hollow Trail is an ATV trail that's also popular with mountain bikers. The trail isn't at all technically difficult, but the sustained climb may be tough for beginning bikers. Vertical rise is 1900 feet over 7 miles, to the ridgeline at 7000 feet. Out-and-back is 14 miles. For a good intermediate rider, riding time will be about 2-1/2 hours.

From the trailhead, you have a choice of a route to the left that's 1 mile shorter, but has a tougher initial climb. This trail gains 500 vertical feet within 1/2 mile. It joins the main path at 1.5 miles. The straight-ahead route (up the road, then across the wash to the left at 0.5 miles) is a steady but mild incline that winds around the hillsides. Most riders will prefer this path.
At the summit ridgeline, you'll have a view back into Diamond Fork, and a forward view towards Spanish Fork Canyon. Although the trail continues on, this is the turn-around point for most bikers, for a round trip of 14 miles.

Other ways you can get to the Diamond Fork trails:  (1) Hobble Creek:  From Springville, head up Hobble Creek Canyon. Once you enter the canyon, keep right at every fork in the road. You'll cross over the pass and down into Diamond Fork. You'll reach the Diamond Fork Road about 13 miles after leaving Springville. (2) Ray's Valley Road:  In Spanish Fork Canyon, go a few miles further up the canyon to Ray's Valley Road. You can access the trails directly from the paved road, or continue onto the dirt road (keep left at the intersection with the Strawberry road) and down into Diamond Fork. You'll reach the paved Diamond Fork road about 17 miles after leaving US-6. (3) Strawberry:  From US-40, turn south at the westernmost end of the reservoir. Drive 8 miles on pavement then turn right onto a dirt road. (Note: May be paved as of July 2004.) About 7 miles later, it will meet the dirt extension of Ray's Valley Road. Keep right and drop 2 miles down to the Diamond Fork road.
Monks Hollow Trail Map Getting there:  Going south, take the first Spanish Fork exit from I-15 (US-6 to Price and Manti). Go east on US-6 and enter Spanish Fork Canyon. Drive 5.5 miles from the mouth of the canyon then turn left on the Diamond Fork road. Drive 7.6 miles and spot a small turnout on the right, with a one-lane bridge going over the river and a small sign brown saying "72."  GPS N 40 04.480' W 111 23.510'.
The trail begins just across the bridge. The left branch turns immediately left, going past the side of the wooden barn: after dipping through the wash, keep right and climb the hill. The right branch heads up the dirt road, where you'll see a small section of wooden fence with an ATV-sized hole in it on your left. Drop through the deep wash and up the other side, turning right on the trail.

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Note: The Monk's Hollow trailhead and trail layout may have changed due to construction completed in 2004. Use this trail guide at your own risk.