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Six Water

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single track, excellant hiking or biking trail go about three miles and there are natural hot springs you can soak in beautiful water falls and excellant all around ride
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Latitude
40.08536094944801
Longitude
-111.35244369506836
Trail Directions
go up spanish fork canyon about 5 miles you will see a sign that says diamond fork canyon off to the left turn left go up diamond fork canyon about 11 miles the road will narrow alot then look for a deep parking lot with a sign at the front of it just off the road it says six water on it and it stands about 3 feet tall and brown. then park and enjoy
Trail Length
3-7 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Spanish Fork
   


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Review Date
June 29, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: rpalmer ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
One of my favorite Wasatch trails. The grind up the Cottonwood Canyon (fork right from the parking lot) is smooth, twisty, and the water crossings keep you interested. I always see wildlife on this trail, including beavers, snakes, moose, elk, and deer. There are some pretty gnarly technical sections that will kill or hurt you badly if you aren't good on wheels, but its all walkable. There are some great waterfalls near Ray's Road. The downhill is pretty wicked. You can ride back the way you came and that is pretty fun, but the best way if you have time (its gotten dark on me a couple of times, it gets dark early up these canyons) is to ride north on Ray's Road a couple of miles and come down 5th water (I'm pretty sure its 5th water, the one with the hot springs). That's a pretty wild ride, so be careful. It is fun and you will remember this ride.

If you want a longer ride, you can continue straight across the paved road and ride all the way to Strawberry Ridge, but it is steep, rocky, and hard for me to recommend. Maybe earlier in the year before horses get to it would be better, I've only done this once.

Recommended Route:
Park at the three crossings parking lot in Diamond Fork Canyon. Go through the gate and take an immediate right. Follow that canyon all the way to the paved road (signed, and very few turnoffs -- the way is obvious so don't worry too much about having a map). Take a left and ride about two miles, watch for 5th water trail on the left. Follow it back to the parking lot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Strawberry Narrows, Wardsworth Creek



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Review Date
May 12, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: rob , from payson UT

Summary:
not for the faint of heart, but if you love a nice downhill reward, this is the trail for you.

Recommended Route:
You have to try this trail! Start at the three crossings parking lot. Go across the wooden bridge then hang a right at the first bridge that crosses 6th water(about 30yards after leaving the parking lot).After crossing the bridge head another 30 yards and cross the 1st water. You are now heading up cottonwood canyon. Trail improvements have been made within the last month that have alleviated two of the several stream crossings. This is some of the best single track around. Head up the trail 2.6 miles and you will come to a forest service trail sign. To your right is Jock Canyon, 2.5miles further up cottonwood you will come out on Ray Valley road. Take a right(you are no heading south) and cross the stream. Right before the stream there is a diamond trail marker that may be hard to see but if you cross the stream and head right you will come to Jock's Canyon after about 50 yards. The trail is faint but very evident. This is a rigorous BUT rideable 2.5 mile climb to Teat Mountain Dirt road. This single track is definitely one of the best rideable downhills I have found in teh Wasatch's. The trail is used by Cows in the summer and there are several water troughs along the way. The climb is very steep for the first 1 1/2 miles and then becomes gradual for the remainder. You can explore various off shoots of the trail but there are trail markers every half mile or so. You will not regret the big climb, awaiting is one of the most fun downhills around. Let me know if you ride this trail, I think it will become a classic.



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Review Date
April 7, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Kelly Morgan , from Salt Lake City, Utah

Summary:
It's not a bad up hill huff, the road leg at the top is beautiful and the downhill is a sick roller coaster type singletrack. Just watch out for hikers because many people hike up to the hotsprings as you are screaming down. The only downside is how far it is away from civilization, or maybe that's a good thing. It just takes a while to get there. Riders should be in decent condition and its about a medium level of technical riding.

Recommended Route:
If you don't have a lot of time take the out-and-back trail to the hotsprings. It's about 5 miles round trip. If you have more time do the seventeen mile loop that the previous people have talked about, counter clockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rock Canyon in Provo is a nice challenging climb. Start in Provo by the Mormon temple and climb up the canyon and when you get to the campground go north and come out in Provo canyon. The whole loop is like 20 miles.



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Review Date
September 22, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: dave , from vancouver canada

Summary:
I loved this ride. We start from the parking lot and cruise up the right side of the trail for about 5 miles of good solid uphill. Then you come out at a road and if you want you can go up another trail on the other side of the road. But if not, turn left on the road, you may see some crazy cows, they are my favorite part. THey like to run along the side of the road with you if you moo at them. Sometimes they even run over the trees. THe rest of the downhill is real easy and real fun and fast. There are hotsprings on the way down, and snakes to terrorized. The rattlers are really exciting.

Recommended Route:
up Spanish fork road, left at diamond fork canyon, the other guy says it better



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Review Date
April 14, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Johnny mac , from Salt Lick Utah

Summary:
this is a trail that was built by the Utah Mountain Bike Association some years ago.

Recommended Route:
Start at the trail head up Diamond Fork canyon. You need to cross diamondfork creek and then cross cottonwood creek to find the the narrow but well taken care of single track that is 1st water or cottonwood canyon. This wonderful trail is about six miles and then you hit Ray's road. turn North (left) on the road for 3 or 4 miles of climbing and very fast downhill road riding. At 5th water head down stream . It's single track once you get past the gate a mile down stream. Don't froget to stop at the hot springs and take a dip. If you don't mind playing in the buff take your shorts off and join the fun. It's only a couple of downhill miles if you don't want to show off so just jump in with your shorts on.



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