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Dark Hollow

Average Rating:    (4.1 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 20

Highly technical the first 6 miles. Single track with numerous rocks and trees. A few streams to cross so plan on getting wet and muddy.
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Latitude
37.681733
Longitude
-112.83045
Trail Directions
Take Brianhead exit on I 15. Procede up canyon. (This canyon has 13% grades, do not take trailers. It is about 14 Miles up to the top. Go to Brianhead Peak and follow the crowd
Trail Length
11 miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Parowan
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Review Date
March 23, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Ian ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail was awesome. The new detour takes a left turn just before a small pond rather than a right, and is much harder. Although the technical sections are fairly short, they are very fun and difficult, consisting of one rock drop after another, and are fun all the way down. My dad and I (I am 13) rode it during a thunderstorm, turning the lower half of the trail into a creek/bog. Second Left Hand was an awesome, booking seven miles, especially with the road cut ramps to run up on. When we reached the highway there were three miles of highway with virtually no cars. We used the shuttle service offered at the Brian Head bike shop, which was helpful and cheap. You're Brian Head!

Recommended Route:
The new route, which takes a left rather then a right, is an amazing, must-ride trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Thunder Mountain Trail, Lossee Canyon Trails, Virgin River Rim Trail, EVERYTHING!



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Review Date
August 30, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jeffmonson ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a FUN trail. We took the left turn that goes past Hendrickson lake. This was by far the most enjoyable section of the trail. After passing the lake you will drop down a section of trail that has to be the steepest 1/2 mile of sweetness that I have ever ridden. Get your butt way behind the seat and hold on. This section alone makes this trail worth while. Don't get me wrong though - the other stuff is fun too.

Recommended Route:
Don't miss Hendrickson lake

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Blow Hard



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Review Date
August 28, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: bariumai ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Very fun trail. There's some pretty hard stuff to start off, but after that it gets really fun. It was my first real ride, so I had to walk the first part of the trail, but I got the hang of it really quickly. There are a lot of fast rolling sections, along with the nice stay-behind-your-seat descents. The trail ends on a gravel road. Most people get hurt bombing down this road. It's really fun with banks and plenty of jumps, but the gravel can get sketchy at high speed.



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Review Date
August 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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3.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Cucucachu ,  Weekend Warrior , from South Florida

Summary:
Was on a fully supported tour. This was my favorite trail that starts on or around Brian Head peak. From the parking lot there is a short climb up to the trail head sign. From there its all down baby! I don't know what those reviewers below are talking about, below. This is a really nice trail. It has its rough spots and erroded spots. What trails don't?
Anyway, I wouldn't call this trail extreme, infact it wasn't that technical. It was mostly flowing single track and beautiful lush scenery. There was this section that has a little bridge crossing a creek. After that the trail took on a more technical nature and offered some excellent rock drops. Then it ends by steeply decending onto a fire road. We were given the green light to bomb the fire road down to 143 then on to Parowan, where the support vehicle was waiting on the other side of Interstate 15. On the way down the fire road we could feel the temp increasing fast.
This trail was a favorite in this area because of its diversity, excitement, scenery, and shade. If you ride Brian Head, save this gem for last! Do Blow Hard after you've been acclimated to the altitude. You'll enjoy it more.

Recommended Route:
Follow the signs down trail, fire road and paved road!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bunker Creek (L & R Forks - both good), Blow Hard (Technical - good), Virgin River Rim Trail (Climbing & Rolling)



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Review Date
August 21, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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2.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Dennis N Romano , from Las Vegas, NV

Summary:
I have been riding this trail for 10 years. I am sad to say that the trail is in horrible shape. The Dixie National Forest Park Service and the bike shop personnel should be ashamed of themelves. They are quick to brag how wonderful Brian Head is but are not doing anything to keep the trails open. I even mentioned it to several bike shops and got the impression they could care less. Dark Hollow is a technical downhill not recommended for the advanced rider. The intial drop off is very challenging and can be painful. The ride is great except for the mess left by the lumber industry. Throughout the middle part of the ride the trail is covered with logs that are of course for the most part unrideable. After this section the trail is clear but still steep, technical and exciting. The singletrack is fairly short and then ends on a fire road. This section is okay as far as dirt roads go.

Recommended Route:
Climb to the top of the peak, follow the signs.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bunker Creek



Comments
Ernst_S_Blofeld (03/12/2008)
Your absolutely right, the FS, PS, and local bike shops should keep your trails nice for you.

It's funny I don't remember meeting you on public lands volunteer day, I think I met 20-30 other serious mountain bikers, some even from Vegas.

It's always the Vegas people, always vegas.....
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