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South Fork

Average Rating:    (3.7 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Loop with fire road climb and fast single track descent. Ride the fire road until you reach the large campsite near the top. Take the bridge over the creek and then take the fork to the right and then the fork to the left after a short climb. you'll cross a small footbridge and then hit the singletrack. the trail forks again with the left going down and straight ahead going up. Go straight. It rollercoaster-climbs for another hundred yards or so and then its all downhill. lots of twisties and mini-berms at first. A meadow crossing, some tight turns amd a rocky descent. Its not steep and there are no drops or anything, just fast and fun. You'll come out onto the fire road you came up. Just cross over and keep right. Another fast meadow crossing with a man made trail through the woods at the end (or take the fire road.) Cut back to the single track across a bridge (air it out) and then its fast and twisty the rest of the way. This is a fun short ride for after work and whatnot. Some hikers and equestrians but never crowded. Just yield trail when you have to.
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Latitude
40.697046
Longitude
-111.89946
Trail Directions
Take Provo canyon to the South Fork, Vivian Park exit. Drive up past Vivian Park and past the house on the left with the pond. There should be a sign on the left for National Forest Access (Its legal). Take that right and drive up to the parking lot. Take the fire road up, its a good training climb.
Trail Length
3 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Provo
   


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Review Date
November 5, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: rustywin ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is an absolutely beautiful trail, one of a kind really. The trail stays pretty well shaded most of the day. Absolutely breath taking views as you weave in and out of the Aspens. It is a gradual climb with a few semi-steep spots as you climb to the spring. Flowing ride back down through wonderful meadows with wavy grass. Great for folks just getting interested, great for everyone else to ride a few laps of the loop. One of my favorite trails in Provo, only complaint is that it takes an extra 10 minutes to get there versus the Orem foothills.

Recommended Route:
Start at the single track trail head at the far end of the parking lot. Continue on the single track until to run into the road about two miles up, continue on the road up past the scout camp over the bridge and up a steep 100 yard climb. Make a left at the sign that says 6 miles to Rock Canyon camp ground, and ride over the boardwalk. Fly through the single track that follows, stick to your right. On the far side of the first meadow you come to you will descend down into a small canyon, keep to your right make to basically U-turns. Continue up a small steep section called "Horse pucky" which opens up to a beautiful large meadow. At the far end of the meadow make a left taking you back to the road, cut down towards the road, cut across it and then jump back on the trail. From here you can go for another round, or head back down the trail toward the parking lot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The plethora of trails in the Orem foothills



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Review Date
May 10, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: FastMTB ,  Downhiller

Summary:
I ride 3-4 times a week and Southfork is one of my favorites. All you pansies complaning about the uphill obviously never ride! This trial is an easy gradual climb till you get about 1/2 mile past the camp. Don't turn and go back down at Big Springs unless you are looking for a quick ride. Continue up torwards cascade saddle for another mile or so. There are a few technical climbs and coming down is fun. This provides a fast downhill. There are lot of Novice riders on this trail...remember to yeild!

Recommended Route:
Ride up the trial and yield! Watch for hiking zoobies.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ridge, Sundance, Great Western, Squaw Peak, Alpine



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Review Date
July 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: monkey_sass ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This is one of my favorite trails in this area. However, I feel that if we could all agree to ride UP the road and DOWN the trail, there would be fewer stops on the downhill stretch--making for a much more enjoyable ride. If you are looking for a better work out, (read: you want to ride up the trail because it is more of a challenge) you could always ride the loop 2 or 3 times.

Recommended Route:
Ride up the road, and down the trail. On the downhill just after Big Springs, take the right turn; it is a better ride downhill.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Squaw peak above Eagle Ranch, Provo raceway, Hobble Creek



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Review Date
September 23, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Jarubla , from Orem, Ut

Summary:
This trailis great, a real gem, close, fast and a climb that'll burn the lungs.
Most people turn back when it gets really steep after the upper two bridges/boardwalk (past the scout camp through the trees on the right), I say keep on going! Stay on the trail, don't bum out and do the fireroad. The payoff is a much better workout and some pretty sweet views of the back side of the Cascade Range. You roll along in granny gear most all the uphill, there is moderate traffic, and some great opportunities to exercise good trail ettiquite--just remember to yield on the downhill to everyone coming uphill o the way back.
The back bowl that opens up after the long and increasingly technical uphill is worth it, as are the jumps off the downhill sides of the bridges. The meadow is a burner too--scream douwn it and don't burn out the corner back into the trees. Ride with some Soul and enjoy!

Recommended Route:
Directions provided on primary post

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Any Boneville shoreline Segments, Timpanookie to Dry Canyon, Shingle Creek



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Review Date
June 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Travis Scoresby , from SLC

Summary:
This trail is fun for a quickie. It only takes 45 min or less if you go to the springs, plus the down hill (although not technical) is fast and pretty fun. I give it a 4 because it's not epic but it will contain your addiction until you have time for something awsome, plus it's really close to town.

Recommended Route:
Go straight up the single track, it makes the climb alot more fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
race track



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