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Red Pine Road Trail
The Red Pine Road Trail is a two-mile singletrack trail in Salt Lake City's Mill Creek Canyon. It's a relatively straight and smooth route up Mill Creek Canyon, but the pitch makes it tough for beginning riders (1100 feet over 2 miles = 550 vertical per mile, a pitch of over 10%). As a climbing route to the top of Mill Creek Canyon, you'll save 1.7 miles if you've got the leg for it. As a descending route, it's blazingly fast. Some riders prefer to descend from the Wasatch Crest via this route. The loop ride below is 5.8 miles with 1100 vertical feet of elevation change.
Riding notes, counterclockwise loop:
0.0   ST from middle of lower parking
        N40 41.072 W111 38.912
0.05 Keep R (trail from upper parking on L)
        N40 41.071 W111 38.926
1.6   Cross Little Water (keep straight)
        N40 40.683 W111 38.501
3.7   L onto Red Pine Road trail
        N40 41.027 W111 36.909
5.5   Cross bridge, R on Little Water
        N40 41.092 W111 38.693
5.6   Enter upper parking, cross to road
        N40 41.075 W111 38.813
        Find ST on L side of road
        N40 41.059 W111 38.852
5.8   Intersect Big Water, hard R
        Descend to parking

Getting there: Get to Foothill Blvd on the east bench of Salt Lake City via I-215. Exit at 39th South. Take 3800 South eastbound into the Canyon. Mill Creek user fee is $3 per car as of 2009. Drive all the way to the top of the canyon. The trail begins on the south end of the Big Water Trailhead parking area GPS N 40 40.922' W 111 38.914'. (Note: the gate to upper Mill Creek Canyon is open to cars July 1 to November 1. Mountain bikes are only allowed on upper Mill Creek trails on EVEN numbered days!)

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