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Mill Creek Pipeline Mountain Bike Trail via Rattlesnake Gluch

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    All photos by Outdoor Project Contributor, Brant Hansen

    Pros: Shady. Views. Long season. Easy access.
    Cons: Busy. Flat.
    Congestion: Moderate
    Preferable Season(s): Spring, Summer, Fall
    Day-Use/Parking Pass Required: General Day Use Fee ($3.00)
    Dogs allowed?: Yes
    Total Distance: 14.00 mi (22.53 km)
    Terrain Difficulty: GREEN
    Trailhead Elev.: 5,345 ft (1,629 m)
    Net Elev. Gain: 1,309 ft (399 m)
    Trail Uses: Hiking, Biking
    Trail type: There-and-back

    The Mill Creek Pipeline ride is a Salt Lake City mountain biking favorite due to its easy accessibility, long riding season, and beautiful views. It climbs up Mill Creek Canyon, running on the hillside above the road. It’s southern exposure helps it stay dry early in the spring and late into the fall, and it is even rideable in parts of the winter. Likewise, the trail is very well shaded; the trees even create a tunnel effect in places, which makes it a nice option for hot summer days. When there is a break in the trees, you are rewarded with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains and the Salt Lake Valley below. In general, the trail is relatively flat with a few good climbs and descents in the middle.

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