Place store identification
|Broadleaf Hollow (unofficial name)
This 1.7-mile trail joins the bottom of the Vertigo and Levitate downhill-only trails to the Eagle Crest trail near the top of Traverse Mountain. Its most frequent use will be as a climbing route for riders who are doing laps on these flow trails. Broadleaf Hollow is an easier climb then South Maple Hollow, both aerobically and technically. There's 500 vertical feet of climbing on relatively easy trail.
Trail conditions, connections, and alignments will change. Use this guide at your own risk. UtahMountainBiking.com 2017
|Loop ride, descending Vertigo:
0.0 Find spur on north side of Brookside Drive
N40 27.695 W111 50.157
50 feet to Vertigo/Levitate, then fork R
1.7 Hard L on Eagle Crest
N40 28.201 W111 49.700
2.2 Curve around trailhead parking
N40 28.317 W111 50.164
|2.3 L on Vertigo
N40 28.353 W111 50.250
3.9 Join Levitate
N40 27.740 W111 50.113
4.0 L for another climb
N40 27.716 W111 50.145
Straight for Brookside Drive
|Getting there: From I-15
in Salt Lake City, take the Bluffdale exit and head east on Highland Drive
toward the mountains. As you reach the traffic light at the top of the
hill, about 3/4 mile after leaving the freeway, turn right on Traverse
Ridge Road. Drive about two miles up to the top of the mountain to the
From Utah County, get on the Timpanogos Highway. At the Lehi-Highland border, go north on Highland Blvd at the big stop light east of Smiths. This will become Suncrest Drive as it enters Draper. Climb to the stop sign at the top of the hill.
Deer Ridge (Maple Hollow) trailhead: At the stop sign in Suncrest, get on Deer Ridge Drive (right turn from SLC, straight from Utah Co). Go 0.9 miles. Just before the road crosses a bridge, turn right onto Elk Glen Drive and immediately turn left to park at the small picnic area.
Eagle Crest trailhead: From the hill-top stop sign above, go
south on Traverse Ridge Road (straight from SLC, left turn from Utah Co).
To to the end of the road and park. Vertigo is about 1/10 mile west of the
trailhead on the Eagle Crest trail.
Brookside Drive Trailhead (South Maple Hollow): Brookside Drive turns to the west off Suncrest Drive, just uphill from the Maple Hollow subdivision. This is about a mile uphill from Utah Valley. Drive past the homes and uphill to the end of the road. The South Maple Hollow trail is on the west side of the road. It will take you uphill, where you can connect to the Eagle Crest trail then continue east to Vertigo.
Top of Mercer Hollow: There is some roadside parking off Suncrest Drive near the top of the trail, on the east side of the road 1/2 mile downhill from the four-way stop in Suncrest. But there are some cautions. In 2016 this is an active construction area, so be sure you're not in an access-point or work zone!
Bottom of Mercer Hollow: There's room for 3 or 4 cars at the bottom of the doubletrack portion of Mercer Hollow on Suncrest Drive.