If you like to ride single track then this is the place for you. The elevations can be such that the trails are not ready to ride until late May or early June due to snow and run off. However, once they are ride able, you’ll want to keep going back.
Hikers, mountain bikers, and horses also share this trail, so be considerate and follow proper trail etiquette. The trails are marked so you know where you’re headed, or if you get turned around you can find your way back to the truck.
Trail head GPS Coordinates: Kirkham Hallow Trail 012 40.190536, -111.441657
Nearest Town: Springville, UT
Trail Type: Single track, trees, river crossings
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty: Moderate, not for beginners
Estimated Time: 2-3 hours
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The trail head is easy to find and there is a small parking area for staging. Head through Springville and up toward Hobble Creek Canyon. There will be a Golf Course on the south and shortly after the golf course there will be a fork in the road. Take the right fork (which is actually called Right Fork Canyon). Travel the paved road for about 4 miles and on the right hand side will be the small parking area and a sign next to the trailhead.
The trail heads up through the tight trees and will open up into a few little clearings. It will also split off in a couple different places so keep an eye on the trail markers. Each will eventually take you to the top and will connect, but keep in mind, there are trails on top that will continue further south into Whiting Canyon in Mapleton.
The trails are, for the most part, very nice. There are not a lot of rocky sections. However, there can be a few decent hill climbs that are a bit rocky and a little narrow so keep your feet on the pegs and look ahead! Most of the trail is very nice dirt with many different trees and different scenery at each turn and mountain peak.
Once on top, the brush can be pretty thick so hand guards are recommended. I have ridden these trails several times and each time I have only encountered a handful of people. The trails can be pretty wet in the spring with water running directly down the trail. I recommend waiting as to not make the trails any worse by creating ruts or new trails to the side. Otherwise, if you can hit the trail in the early summer months, the weather will be nice and the views are definitely worth taking a ride to the top!
Whiting Canyon, just a few miles south of Hobble Creek canyon in Mapleton is also an awesome place to ride some single track. Again, keep in mind, these trails are shared with other hikers, mountain bikers, and horses, so be courteous. This area also has a campground before the trail head. Be sure to travel as far as you can in the vehicles to the parking lot and do not ride through the campgrounds.