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Ridge Trail 157
|Riding options for the whole
South-to-North, finishing at Tibble Fork: You'll need a shuttle car. Leave vehicle at Tibble Fork and drive to Alpine Loop Summit. Ride 12 miles to Pole Line Pass -- the middle two miles are brutal continuous uphill, gaining 1600 feet. Bomb down to Tibble Fork from the pass for a total 21 miles. Jackie (14-inch high Jack Russell terrier) made it, so you can too.
North-to-South with shuttle: Leave a vehicle at Tibble Fork, then drive 8 miles to the top of Pole Line Pass via the North Fork Road. Ride 11 miles to the Alpine Loop Summit. Roll down the road (fun!), or for more dirt, ride the Summit Trail, then turn right on the GWT over to Pine Hollow. The Ridge Trail is easier this direction.
Out-and-Back Crazy Man's Loop: From the Alpine Loop summit, ride to Rock Springs, then turn right onto the East Side Ridge Trail. After an insanely steep and difficult descent, cruise back around to the ridge trail and turn left to head back. A very very tough 22 miles.
Iron-legs Loop (Our recommendation): Park at Tibble Fork Reservoir. Head up the gravel North Fork Road to Pole Line Pass. Ride south on Ridge 157 to the Alpine Loop summit. Head down via road or singletrack (Summit Trail, connecting to Timpooneke or Pine Hollow). Over 3500 total vertical, about 28 miles.
Alpine Loop summit trailhead GPS N 40° 25.911' W 111° 36.829'.
Pole Line Pass trailhead GPS N 40° 31.856' W 111° 34.241'.
Tibble Fork intersection GPS N 40° 27.918' W 111° 36.532'
Mill Canyon Spring intersection GPS N 40° 28.432' W 111° 35.226'
Forest Lake intersection GPS N 40° 30.306' W 111° 34.854'
|For maps of other rides that use portions of Ridge Trail 157, see the
pages on Pine Hollow, Tibble Fork, Deer Creek South Fork, Mill Canyon Peak,
and Timpooneke Loop.
there, Loop Trailhead: From I-15, take the Alpine-Highland exit and drive 7
miles to the mouth of American Fork Canyon. Pay your $6 fee (as of 2009) there. Five miles later at the
fork in the road, go along the south fork of the river and climb to the summit. There's a
parking lot on your right just before the top of the ridge; the trail takes off to the
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