Alpine Lambert Park - TRAIL

Alpine Lambert Park - Trail, Alpine, Utah

Eight miles of technical singletrack, organized in five loops (Rodeo Loop N of road, Loop of Middle Trail and River Trail, Poppy to Ziggy Loop, Poppy to Ruin Trail Loop, Zag to Corkscrew Loop). Can be ridden in many configurations. In scrub oak at 5000 feet altitude; main loop can be ridden almost any day summer or winter.

User Reviews (10)

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Seth   Cross Country Rider [Jul 30, 2012]

The trails are great for beginner to intermediate riders. Great for first timers with a lot of trails for the more thirllseeking type. The trails are well maintained, and you'll never run into the complaint, "There's too many people here." Great riding for all types of riders.

Customer Service

I like to park at the church, take middle, then spring. Down Rodeo, down river, up poppy down ruin, (I may do this 2 or 3 times actually, it's an easy-ish climb, for an awesome trail back down.) the up zag up a dog trail, and either wildcat or ziggy down. I reccommend wildcat to the more experienced riders. It's a steep trail (300 ft in 0.4 miles) and has some good sized jumps. I call it ruin's big brother. All in all, you can find a good route anywhere in the park, they are all great!

Besides ziggy and zag, the south eastern side is for the more experienced.

Rodeo down, and Ruin are the must hits

Similar Products Used: Bobsled, Tibble fork.
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4
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3
toadlywilde   Cross Country Rider [Sep 16, 2011]

Lambert Park is a singletrack playground. The whole area isn't all that big, but there's a lot of fun riding. If you like roller coaster singletrack, you'll want to check this place out. There's a lot of, fast, rolley trails with plenty of tight, twisty sections and features to keep things interesting. I would describe most of the riding as mildly to moderately technical. Just about anyone would enjoy riding Lambert Park. Put it on your "to ride" list.

Customer Service

Print out the map from UtahMountainBiking.com and go explore whatever looks interesting. Be sure to hit Rodeo Up/Down. Following a "recommended route" isn't too important because it's all worth riding. Warning: Some of the trails, Rodeo Down and Lambert Luge in particular, are directional. Watch out for trail makers. If you get bombed down on, it's probably your fault.

Similar Products Used: -American Fork trail system
-Eagle Mountain Bike Park
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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3
Silentfoe   Cross Country Rider [Sep 07, 2008]

It has been awhile since anyone reviewed this trail but as a new rider to this trail system I though it would only be fair to give it a new review. This is an excellent trail system not far from major suburban areas. It has fast and well groomed trails and I wish more areas and cities would allow public use for mountain bikers similar to this. It is great for quick rides and if you rode it long enough (much more than an hour) you could get a good workout. However, either a lot has changed over the last few years or my fellow reviewers need to venture further from home. These trails are for beginners and lower-intermediate riders. The technical rating is about a 2 out of 5. There are many interresting sections but these are things that beginners would be challenged on. It is a blast for advanced riders because you already know how to get over all of it and you can do it really fast. I would love to take my wife out here to teach her how to handle some of the things she'll come across on an actual mountain bike trail, such as American Fork Canyon. I'm not bagging on anyone, I would just hope that you get out and expand your horizons a little more. I still love this trail and when I want to just have a fun day cruizing around and feeling good about myself, I'll see you and the other 20 people who go here on any given night.

Customer Service

Go anywhere, get lost and then try a new way, they are all fun.

Similar Products Used: Don't waste a long Saturday ride here, take the time and go up American Fork Canyon.
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2
VALUE
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2
Josh Davis   Cross Country Rider [Dec 04, 2006]

I am a local of Alpine and I absoultly love these trails. I try to get a ride in every day if possible. I don't recommend trying to ride in the winter because of the amount of snow. It is extremely hard to maintain traction. I only ride if the snow has been on the ground for a week or so, that way some others have ridden on it and it is packed and icy so it is easy to grip. Favorite trail, counterclockwise down spring or up corscrew dropping into ziggy

Customer Service

Ride it all (in the summer not winter it is to difficult to keep traction) all the trial took me about 1hr and 45min to 2hrs and 15min. So ride it all.

Similar Products Used: Sundance ski resort in the summer.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
terryash   Cross Country Rider [Apr 25, 2005]

Lambert Park is awesome for off season riding. It'll see a lot of extra use this year since it will take quite a while for the high altitude trails to open due to snow. I mainly wanted to post another review since there have been at least 3 trails added in the last year. Middle Spring - Connects the upper end of the Rodeo Loop to the upper portion of Spring. High Bench - runs roughly parallel to River Trail but further West offering access to the lower end of the most fun addition of all... Lambert Luge - This trail whoop-de-doos from Spring (also accessable from Ruin if you look closely it takes off to the right just above the first rock jump) across Middle and River ending into High Bench. Everything is well marked with new signs. The best news of all is that there are supposed to be even more additions planned! Check it Out!!!

Customer Service

Ride it all.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
rockthrowjoe   Cross Country Rider [Apr 26, 2004]

This trail is a Cross Country riders dream! I think that they need to rename it as the Lambert "Mountain Biking" Park. It is well-maintained, well-marked, and is not very well known. I love it because it mixes the technicality and intensity of Gooseberry Mesa in some parts, with the thrilling downhill of the Bobsled in other parts, and is all beautiful cross-country singletrack designed by other mountain bikers(Some of the winding singletrack through the tall Oakbrush reminds me of the awesome singletrack I cut my teeth on in the East where I grew up.) There is not much elevation change (~400ft) so there aren't any really long climbs (I guess if you climbed up the Corkscrew it would get your heart pumping). Also the climbs aren't technical. This trail is so easy to access and provides a great place to ride after work. I drive 10 minutes and I'm there. I don't have to waste gas driving up to Tibble Fork, or to Ridge Trail 157. I get the fun and excitement of all the trails in Utah and Salt Lake Valley rolled into one. Each time I go I only see 1 or 2 other people. Lots of wildlife too (Deer galore in the evenings!!). The views are beautiful; you are right below the towering granite of Lone Peak and have beautiful views out over Utah Valley and Utah Lake. Sunsets from here are amazing!!

Customer Service

Start right near the rodeo arena. The trail drops right off the south side of the parking lot. Take a look at http://utahmountainbiking.com/trails/lambert.htm to see a good trail description and get a map (you'll definitely need a map). Then adventure around and explore. Follow the suggested route or just make up one of your own!! That is the awesome thing about these trails is that you're not just riding one single trail you are riding in a park full of trails!!

Similar Products Used: Ridge Trail 157, Bobsled, Tibble Fork, Bonneville Shoreline
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RATING
5
VALUE
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3
Jeremy   [Sep 28, 2001]

The main loop (River and Middle Trails) can be ridden all winter long. Usually there's tire tracks within a day of a snowstorm. Great way to stay in shape. Clears of snow by early March -- Ziggy is great to start practicing singletrack hill climbing before the upper altitudes melt out.

Customer Service

I park at the rodeo grounds, then ride down to the lower (River) trail, then up Zag and down Ziggy, then around the Poppy loop before heading back on the Middle Trail.

Similar Products Used: Deer Creek South Fork
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RATING
4
VALUE
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AF Biker   [Nov 19, 2001]

Great singletrack, a bit technical due to turns, dips, and rocks. Some of the turns in the oak are a bit tight at higher speed. It's great all year. But in mid-winter I can only ride the main loop (River and Middle Trail) because the higher trail loops have deeper snow and steeper slopes. For beginners, there are doubletracks in the same area, but the singletrack system is for advanced intermediate or better.

Customer Service

I start at the Rodeo Grounds, drop down to the River Trail, then run a loop around Zag and Ziggy, then take the Poppy Trail up to the Corkscrew, then go up Poppy and down the jumps on the Ruin Trail. Then I take the Middle Trail back to the intersection with the Spring Trail, climb all the way up, then drop down to the Rodeo Grounds. This is about 8.5 miles.

Similar Products Used: Deer Creek South Fork
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5
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Spence   [Jul 23, 2002]

Very easy. There is some good single track but the whole ride is basically flat. It's semi-techincal because of some rocks and turns but still a breeze.
I'd recommend it even to beginners. My friend told me about all these great trails at Alping Lambert Park, so I was excited, but when I started riding I was dissapointed. This ride requires two skill only: Balance, and looking ahead. There are about 5 good rock jumps coming down ruin though.

Customer Service

Make your own trail combos.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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Terry   [Feb 14, 2003]

This is a pretty good ride for winter when all the really good stuff is snowbound. This winter with the rain, warm temps. and melting snow, the ride can be very muddy. Since the trails seem to go all over, its fun to just meander around. One definite must do is the ruin trail. There are some stacked stone jumps closely spaced with good run-outs for practice launching off of obstacles. FUN!!! Some of the other trails will clearly be fun when free of ice and dry (ie rodeo--sends you up and down the sides of a gully, but I found a nice patch of ice and slid out--went down hard! OUCH)

One tip on routes, you can add a bit of mileage by parking where the Alpine City Trail crosses Alpine Drive. Its nice warm-up distance before you hit "Ball Buster".

This is really a 3.5 star ride when compared to everything out there, but when winter sets in, this is definitely 5 Star!

Customer Service

I am still learning what's where so see other reviews for Routes.

Similar Products Used: Lots of great stuff up A.F. Canyon.
OVERALL
RATING
5
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