Overview

This route combines the Red Potato, BST and Potato Hill Trails to form a 2.0 mile hiking or biking loop starting from the Potato Hill Trailhead in Draper. The trail features fantastic views of the Salt Lake Valley as it descends to just above Mike Weir Drive in Draper before climbing back up through the oak-covered hillside to the Potato Hill Trailhead. Bikers will encounter lower intermediate technical difficulties including some loose rocky sections along with plenty of tight twists and turns. This trail is suitable for hikers of all ages and fitness levels.

Trailhead

The Potato Hill Loop 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 left and start heading down the marked Red Potato Trail. Bikers will love this fast flowing section of the trail as it winds down the mountain toward the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST).

The Red Potato Trail ends after approximately 0.7 miles at a 2-way junction with the BST. Turn right onto the BST and begin riding east. The trail crosses a couple of small wooden bridges and continues gradually downhill before reaching the low elevation point of the ride. Keep going as the trail turns uphill and begins climbing.

After approximately 1.4 miles from the trailhead, the junction with the Potato Hill Trail is encountered on the right. Turn hard right onto the Potato Hill Trail and continue climbing another 0.6 miles back to your starting point at the Potato Hill Trailhead to complete the 2.0 mile loop.

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.