This wooded hiking and mountain biking trail begins at the Maple Hollow Trail on Traverse Mountain and descends almost 400 feet to access Ann’s Trail. Unlike the adjacent Maple Hollow Downhill Trail, this trail is open to hikers, bikers and two-way traffic, making it great for a quick out-and-back or combine it with adjacent trails to form a loop.
This trail is suitable for hikers of all ages and skill levels. Mountain bikers should expect lower intermediate technical difficulties in the form of loose rocks and short, rocky sections.
This trail is accessed from the Maple Hollow Trailhead in Draper, Utah. To reach the trailhead from I-15:
- Take Exit 288 for 146000 South.
- Turn east onto 146000 South/Highland Drive and continue 0.9 miles to the intersection with Traverse Ridge Road.
- Turn right onto Traverse Ridge Road and continue 3.4 miles to the 4-way stop and junction with Deer Ridge Drive.
- Turn right onto Deer Ridge Drive and continue 1.0 miles to the Elk Glen Drive.
- Turn right onto Elk Glen Drive and continue 300 feet to the Maple Hollow Trailhead on the left.
From the trailhead, begin hiking or riding west to a signed trail junction. The trail on the right is the Maple Hollow Downhill mountain bike trail. Turn left at the junction, following the sign marked “Ann’s Trail Access” and begin following the North Maple Hollow Trail.
Keep following the trail as it winds through the trees, heading steadily downhill. Occasional breaks in the trees offer excellent valley and mountain views. Mountain bikers will enjoy the mostly smooth, flowing trail. After approximately 1.1 miles, and almost 400 feet of elevation change, the trail ends at Ann’s Trail. Return the way you came, or continue on Ann’s Trail in either direction as far as you’d like.
For mountain bikers, another popular route option is to use the North Maple Hollow Trail as the uphill section to complete a loop using the upper section of the Maple Hollow Downhill Trail and part of Ann’s Trail.
To complete this loop, start at the Maple Hollow Trailhead and begin riding on the Maple Hollow Downhill Trail. The overall trail is rated as advanced technical, however the first half mile to the Ann’s Trail junction is more of an intermediate level. Expect steep slopes, loose rocks and some tight turns before reaching Ann’s Trail. Turn left onto Ann’s and continue 0.4 miles to the bottom of the North Maple Hollow Trail. Turn left and continue 1.1 miles back to the Maple Hollow Trailhead to complete the 2.0-mile loop.
- Stay on designated trails.
- Clean up after pets.
- Pack out all trash.
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.
This trail guide is provided by Backcountry Post.