Overview

This downhill mountain bike trail features berms, jumps, and wood structures, along with countless twists and turns, as it descends more than 1,000 feet down Traverse Mountain. The trail can be ridden as a one-way 2.0-mile ride with a shuttle, or you can use the BST Oak Hollow, Ann’s and Maple Hollow Trails to return to the trailhead and form a 5.2-mile loop.

This trail is only open to downhill mountain bike traffic. While many of the features found on the trail are advanced in technical difficulty, all of them can be rolled over or bypassed, making it suitable for strong intermediate riders. This trail is closed to hikers, horseback riders and uphill traffic of any kind.

Trailhead

This trail is accessed from the Maple Hollow 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 3.4 miles to the 4-way stop and junction with Deer Ridge Drive.
  4. Turn right onto Deer Ridge Drive and continue 1.0 miles to the Elk Glen Drive.
  5. Turn right onto Elk Glen Drive and continue 300 feet to the Maple Hollow Trailhead on the left.

To ride the trail as a one-way with a shuttle, you will first need to drop a vehicle off at the end. A gravel parking area is available along Traverse Ridge Road, just east of the junction with Vintage View Lane where the trail ends. Alternatively, use the BST Oak Hollow, Ann’s and Maple Hollow Trails to return to the trailhead by bike.

The Route

From the trailhead, begin riding west to the signed start of the Maple Hollow Downhill Trail. Turn right at the signed fork and begin descending the trail. The trail starts out steep and rocky with some great views of the Salt Lake Valley. After a half mile, the trail intersects with Ann’s Trail. Use caution here and look for riders or hikers before crossing the trail. Continue on the Maple Hollow Downhill Trail where a wood feature marks the beginning of the man-made features to come.

Keep following the trail through the tight twists and turns ahead. The trail is mostly shaded by oak trees with a few open spaces mixed in. A mix of obstacles are encountered from high berms to wood jumps and even some large dirt tabletop jumps. All of the features can be rolled over or bypassed if you’re still getting a feel for things.

After approximately 2.0 miles, the trail ends at Traverse Ridge Drive. If you dropped off a car here ahead of time, the ride is over. If you plan to pedal back to the trailhead, continue through the parking area to Vintage View Lane. Cross the road and follow the BST Oak Hollow Trail, Ann’s Trail and the Maple Hollow Trail to get back to the Maple Hollow Trailhead and complete the 5.2 mile loop.

Rules & Regulations

  • No hiking allowed.
  • No horses allowed.
  • No uphill traffic allowed.
  • Stay on designated trails.
  • 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.