Scout Camp Loop - Trail, Brian Head, Utah

Scout Camp Loop - Trail, Brian Head, Utah

DESCRIPTION

Primarily Single Track loop, rolling through the woods with a good variety of technical & non-technical segments.

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[Jun 22, 2008]
acusurf
Racer

This trail has phenomenal potential if the local mtb community cared about its upkeep. I was there on the summer solstice of 2008 and after reading, hearing and seeing photos of Brain Head, Utah I had much excitement. Set out for the Scout Camp Loop which is easy to navigate the start as in the various books and off I went. Went past a big sign about the Brian Head Mountain Bike Park and took the manditory picture of a bad Superfly next to it and the rest was downhill, figuratively. I rode for about a mile or so and then the downed trees became more numerous until I became so bummed with unclipping for the next down tree/trees. I must have gotten off over forty times for fallen trees in the trail. With no chainsaw in the pack, forget this ride. I don't think the weevle infestation, nor snow downed this many trees in one year. So save your time and ride something you don't need to get off your bike each 30 seconds for.

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[Oct 10, 2003]
Santa-Claus
Racer

Hello Kids! I hope you all are being good this year, you better be because I am watching you. Santa is having fun on his summer sled during the off season. My reindeer wants to stay in shape for the winter too. My sled has four wheels and shocks on them and it is lot of fun. I thought the trail was really fun and technical. We were having so much fun and we were going so fast until Comet fell and bruised his side and sprained his hoof. He's O.K. now. Then we flew off and Rudolf and Blixon started complaining because they wanted to go more. We had fun anyway.

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Whistler, Canada. Switzerland, New Zealand, Norway, Mount Snow, California. China, Australia, and Kenya. All the trails there were a lot of fun!

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[Oct 10, 2003]
Santa-Claus
Racer

Hello Kids! I hope you all are being good this year, you better be because I am watching you. Santa is having fun on his summer sled during the off season. My reindeer wants to stay in shape for the winter too. My sled has four wheels and shocks on them and it is lot of fun. I thought the trail was really fun and technical. We were having so much fun and we were going so fast until Comet fell and bruised his side and sprained his hoof. He's O.K. now. Then we flew off and Rudolf and Blixon started complaining because they wanted to go more. We had fun anyway.

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Whistler, Canada. Switzerland, New Zealand, Norway, Mount Snow, California. China, Australia, and Kenya. All the trails there were a lot of fun!

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5
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[May 30, 2000]
Jeff

This route I would recommend for intermediate & above riders. The technical stuff isn't too techncal & the climbing isn't too steep most of the time. The scenery on the route is as good as any trail you can find. Look for wildlife. I saw wild Turkey & deer when riding it this weekend.

Start on the Town loop at Brian Head Sports. They have maps there to assist you. Follow the town loop trail for about 1.5 miles (heading north on the west side of the main road). As trail crosses the highway, decends on smooth & fast single track. Very fun. Trail will exit into meadow & there is a well-signed interesection. Stay left & follow the signs to scout camp. At about 5 miles or so, you'll be at scout camp. A great variety of climbing, decending, technical & non-technical along the way. Great scenery with woods & meadows. A couple creek crossings, etc. Travel through scout camp to the north end & head back out on the single track. Beautiful climbing through Aspen forests & by a small mtn lake. At about 7 miles, the trail intersects the Dark Hollow trail. The next couple miles are generally uphill. Look out for people making the decent from the top. More great scenery. At about 9 miles, the trail splits in a big meadow. Stay right. Just a little further, the trail is currently burried in logging debris. Best bet is to ride near the edge of the debris in the meadow. Keep heading south to the logging road, just past the edge of the meadow. Follow the logging road down about 2 miles back into Brian Head. At the highway, the town loop crosses the logging road. Hop back on & head back to Brian Head Sports. The section can be wet in places.

Other than the logging stuff at the end, this is a very well balanced & beautiful ride.

Customer Service

Definitely clockwise; might not find the trail going CCW because of logging operations

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To avoid to logging stuff, RIDE up to the summit of Brian Head from town (1600 ft of climbing; either the front side single track or backside forest service road), ride the 1st part of Dark Hollow to the Scout Camp loop & procede backwards (relative to the above directions) to town. Avoids most the logging problems, gets you more climbing & a longer loop. Only miss out on 2 miles of Dark Hollow singletrack (rest of the ride is forest service roads) & get about 6 more miles of scout camp singletrack in return. Most bueno!!

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[Aug 19, 2000]
Lonnie

First the good news. This is one great trail in a network of great trails.
Now the bad news. This area has been devasted by logging, subdivision developement, and lack of trail maintenance. Due to the subdivision work you will never find the trail start. On your way back in you will lose your way in devasted meadows and new roads. Maybe at some point in the future it will come back but for now this trail is GONE!

Customer Service

The preferred way to ride this trail is in the CCW direction. Start by going up Bear Flat Road, then left at Steam Engine Meadow and finally picking up the trail in the subdivision.

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Dark Hollow is affected by this same logging operation.

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[Jul 23, 2001]
Bruce

The singletrack section of this trail is great. But unfortunately, if you follow a guidebook, you wind up spending more time lost than riding. Bailing onto the Town Trail makes it a decent loop, with only 1.5 miles of gravel road for a 9-mile ride. Still wouldn't be among my first 3 choices at Brian Head -- I'd go with Lowder Ponds, Dark Hollow, and Bunker Creek first.

Customer Service

Park where Bear Flat Road leaves U-14. Grind straight up the gravel road. Ignore the warning signs, and pick your way through the road construction at 1 mile. You may need to hoof around a rock-pile or two. Singletrack starts at 1.6, dumps into logging area 0.2 miles later. Turn downhill, then right on the next logging road. Intercept Dark Hollow Trail 0.25 miles later and proceed with singletrack to Scout Camp, turning uphill to find singletrack again at fire break. At mile 6.9, left turn in meadow doesn't exist any more. Go right, then up the fire break and drop down the Mosquito connector to the Town Trail at mile 7.4. Head up the canyon on Town Trail back to intersection of Bear Flat and U-14.

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Lowder Ponds - nice sampler of high-alpine (11,000 feet), forested singletrack downhill, and climbing.

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