Overview

This Traverse Mountain hiking and biking trail contours along the foothills above Draper, offering panoramic views of the Salt Lake Valley. From the Potato Hill Trailhead on Traverse Ridge Road, Ann’s Trail extends several miles to the east and west. This route describes the west segment until it ends at the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

This trail is suitable for hikers of all ages and fitness levels. For mountain bikers, the trail is beginner-friendly but does have some steep side slopes that may not be ideal for young children and those uncomfortable with heights.

Trailhead

Ann’s Trail is accessed from the Potato Hill Trailhead in Draper, Utah. To reach the trailhead from I-15:

  1. Take Exit 288 for 146000 South.
  2. Turn east onto 146000 South/Highland Drive and continue 0.9 miles to the intersection with Traverse Ridge Road.
  3. Turn right onto Traverse Ridge Road and continue 2.0 miles to the Potato Hill Trailhead on the left.

The Route

From the Potato Hill Trailhead, begin riding or hiking through the fence opening on the north end of the parking area. Turn right, following signs for Ann’s Trail and continue 0.1 miles to a junction at an underpass. To the left is the east segment of Ann’s Trail and to the right is the west segment. Turn right onto Ann’s Trail and follow the trail through the underpass.

Continue riding or hiking past the underpass as the trail descends a little before turning back uphill. From here to the Maple Hollow Downhill Trail, the trail trends mostly uphill but at a steady pace that makes it less noticeable. Keep going as the path winds in and out of the foothills, offering excellent views of the valley below.

After approximately 1.5 miles the trail reaches the high point of the route and intersects with the Maple Hollow Downhill mountain bike trail. Use caution at this intersection as the riders crossing Ann’s here will likely be carrying a lot of speed as they descend the Maple Hollow Downhill trail. Keep going straight on Ann’s Trail as it now descends gradually through the oak-covered slopes. After approximately 3.3 miles, Ann’s Trail ends at the junction with the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST). Turn around and return the way you came. If you’d like to see more of Ann’s Trail, return to the junction near the underpass from the start of the hike and continue another 2.2 miles until it ends at the Peak View Trailhead. The east segment is very similar in difficulty, terrain, and scenery as the west segment.

Rules & Regulations

  • Stay on designated trails.
  • Clean up after pets.
  • Pack out all trash.

Special Considerations

Mountain biking can be a dangerous activity. Ensure your equipment is properly maintained and appropriate for the terrain. Be sure to wear appropriate safety gear including a helmet.

Credits

This trail guide is provided by Backcountry Post.