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Pinebrook

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

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The trail starts out easy ( a good warm up for what is to come). At about .6 mile, climb stairs and cross a paved road to the other side and continue. At about .8 mile, cross another road. Continue for about .2 mile and you will get to a dirt road...turn left onto this dirt road up toward a water station (small building) on the left. Bear right, up a steep short trail onto a large round cement cover over what appears to be a buried water tank. Cross to the other side and continue up the now steep trail until it climbs onto the main trail. At the junction of this trail continue in your current direction (don't turn right). Continue slightly downhill until you come to a trail that climbs up and right. Take this trail until you come to the junction of another trail that goes up and right. Turn up and right. This will continue for a ways and will connect to another trail....turn hard right onto this trail. After a short distance, take the hard climbing left turn (there is a tear-drop entry to make this easier). This is pretty steep and technically demanding. Keep climbing...you’ll come to a point where you can go down and left, go up and right. At about 2.8 mile go left (when you come back down the trail, you'll go left here for a different option). At 2.9 there is a short portage or hard climb for 3 or 4 feet...80 feet or so prior to this there is a sneak route around the right. Half way around this, there is a major new trail that continues right (This is brand new and connects to the Midmountain or 8000' trail. There is an obscure trail to the left...go left.

At 3.2 mile go right and then pretty much go straight. There are a couple of trails that exit right and left from the main trail. At 3.6 mile, you could go right to a dead end, but go left and you'll be going along the ridge line, sorta. As you come down, you'll get to a point where, on the way up at mile 3.2, you went right. Go right here. Now you're back on the trail you came up. You'll get to the point where, on the way up, at mile 2.8, you went left. Go left here. Now you're on a technical descent that will bring you out at a trail. At the end of this, you may want to go back up, as it is a great climb. From here you can just explore. Go back left for a different way down and take the road to the car or go right and get back on the trail you took up. Without going back up, it's about 6 miles.
It'll take about a hour and a half.
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Latitude
40.73407183595259
Longitude
-111.58588171005249
Trail Directions
Drive up toward Park City from Salt Lake City on the interstate. Exit at Jeremy Ranch/Pinebrook. At the end of the exit, turn north toward Pinebrook. At the 4 way stop, go straight. The road will curve left and come to a stop sign at a three way stop. Turn right and go up Pinebrook Rd. In a quarter mile or so, there will be parking on the left at Ecker Hill Park. Park here.The trail starts at the forward right corner of the grassy area.
Trail Length
5 to 30+ miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Park City
Zip/Postal Code
84098
Country
Summit
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 10, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Joeboater ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I probably ride this 7 or 8 times a summer. It makes a great, short (7 miles or so) ride.

The trail has changed a bit since my original write up. The signage is good, now and the turnoff to midmountain is more obvious. Same start, but at about .9 miles don't climb onto the road...just turn left at the switchback. at the Lower Meeks, I recommend going left to a right on Troys and another right onto Upper Meeks....the rest is the same, but if you don't want to get onto the midmountain section, you will be missing out on some great singletrack if you don't continue left, past the turnoff and climb the rest of the way up.



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Review Date
June 10, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: PC_Vern ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is worth a go, just be ready for many steep pitches. \

Below I've describe a loop starting at Kimball Junction. Get the mountain trails foundation map, this is the bible for PC trails.

It's 18 miles and 2740ft of climbing (total, not net) as described. Feels tougher though 'cuz of the crazy pitch through Pinebrook.

Recommended Route:
Take Glenwild to 24/7 to Dropout. Ride from Dropout to the Jeremy Ranch freeway exit underpass and take the paved path on the South side of the freeway heading West. It's a short ways to the Gorgoza trailhead next to the pond. Follow this fun trail South and West for a few miles bearing right at any major trail intersections. It will be marked with several names as you carry on through the Pinebrook trail system, but it is easy to stick with the main trail. There are some very steep ups and downs through the next couple miles. Eventually you will see signs for mid-mountain trail, follow these. Steep, steeper and more steep. Eventually you come to a clearing with a marked trail (private) on the other side, and a steep fire road heading South to a water tank. Follow the fire road, the mid-mountain trail continues that direction. From there the climbing levels off and the trail is very enjoyable. After several miles you will reach the junction with Cliff's/Rob's trail that heads East down the hill. Follow this all the way down to hwy. 224, then a short road ride back to the start.



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Review Date
June 4, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Joeboater ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nice trail. The first mile or so is single track behind houses so be careful, there may be kids on this section walking. There are very steep sections on this trail...steeper than Spiro or Sweeney's, for example. The new trail described further up is, in fact, the 8000' trail and goes through to PCMR, as far as I can tell, though I haven't been past the winter sports park.

Recommended Route:
As described, with the option of the 8000'foot trail.



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