Dark Hollow - Trail, Parowan, Utah

Dark Hollow - Trail, Parowan, Utah

DESCRIPTION

Highly technical the first 6 miles. Single track with numerous rocks and trees. A few streams to cross so plan on getting wet and muddy.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 23, 2012]
Ian
Cross Country Rider

This trail was awesome. The new detour takes a left turn just before a small pond rather than a right, and is much harder. Although the technical sections are fairly short, they are very fun and difficult, consisting of one rock drop after another, and are fun all the way down. My dad and I (I am 13) rode it during a thunderstorm, turning the lower half of the trail into a creek/bog. Second Left Hand was an awesome, booking seven miles, especially with the road cut ramps to run up on. When we reached the highway there were three miles of highway with virtually no cars. We used the shuttle service offered at the Brian Head bike shop, which was helpful and cheap. You're Brian Head!

Customer Service

The new route, which takes a left rather then a right, is an amazing, must-ride trail

Similar Products Used:

Thunder Mountain Trail, Lossee Canyon Trails, Virgin River Rim Trail, EVERYTHING!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
1
[Aug 30, 2006]
jeffmonson
Cross Country Rider

This is a FUN trail. We took the left turn that goes past Hendrickson lake. This was by far the most enjoyable section of the trail. After passing the lake you will drop down a section of trail that has to be the steepest 1/2 mile of sweetness that I have ever ridden. Get your butt way behind the seat and hold on. This section alone makes this trail worth while. Don't get me wrong though - the other stuff is fun too.

Customer Service

Don't miss Hendrickson lake

Similar Products Used:

Blow Hard

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 28, 2006]
bariumai
Cross Country Rider

Very fun trail. There's some pretty hard stuff to start off, but after that it gets really fun. It was my first real ride, so I had to walk the first part of the trail, but I got the hang of it really quickly. There are a lot of fast rolling sections, along with the nice stay-behind-your-seat descents. The trail ends on a gravel road. Most people get hurt bombing down this road. It's really fun with banks and plenty of jumps, but the gravel can get sketchy at high speed.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 01, 2003]
Cucucachu
Weekend Warrior

Was on a fully supported tour. This was my favorite trail that starts on or around Brian Head peak. From the parking lot there is a short climb up to the trail head sign. From there its all down baby! I don't know what those reviewers below are talking about, below. This is a really nice trail. It has its rough spots and erroded spots. What trails don't? Anyway, I wouldn't call this trail extreme, infact it wasn't that technical. It was mostly flowing single track and beautiful lush scenery. There was this section that has a little bridge crossing a creek. After that the trail took on a more technical nature and offered some excellent rock drops. Then it ends by steeply decending onto a fire road. We were given the green light to bomb the fire road down to 143 then on to Parowan, where the support vehicle was waiting on the other side of Interstate 15. On the way down the fire road we could feel the temp increasing fast. This trail was a favorite in this area because of its diversity, excitement, scenery, and shade. If you ride Brian Head, save this gem for last! Do Blow Hard after you've been acclimated to the altitude. You'll enjoy it more.

Customer Service

Follow the signs down trail, fire road and paved road!

Similar Products Used:

Bunker Creek (L & R Forks - both good), Blow Hard (Technical - good), Virgin River Rim Trail (Climbing & Rolling)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jul 06, 1999]
kean

Fun but hard on your bike and bones. Extremely techinical. Bring bug spray. Have good brakes. I wore out a set of new breaks on my Gary Fisher in 1 weekend.

Customer Service

if you don't have suspension don't take this trail

Similar Products Used:

Left fork bunker Creek. This is more of a single track and cross country ride. Not much cross country but there is a little. Watch out for the trees...

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 19, 1999]
SDH

BRING BIG SUSPENSION, DISC BRAKES, SHIN GUARDS AND A FULL FACE HELMET. FOR SERIOUS DOWNHILL THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS. LEAVE YOUR GIRLFRIEND AT HOME. VERY STEEP, TIGHT AND TECHNICAL. SOME SECTIONS ARE VERY ROCKY, MY HANDS WOULD PUMP-UP UNTIL I GOT DISC BRAKES.

Customer Service

PAY $12 BUCKS AT GEORGES BIKE SHOP AND CATCH THE SHUTTLE TO THE TOP OF BRIAN HEAD PEAK. GET READY FOR A 6000 FOOT DROP 15 MILE ALL DOWNHILL RIDE. THE SHUTTLE WILL PICK YOU UP AT THE BOTTOM.

Similar Products Used:

BUNKER CREEK - NOT AS EXTREME BUT JUST AS GOOD.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 20, 1999]
JD

Mildly technical near the top. Other than that, a screaming downhill. I wish there had been more singletrack. It seemed like all of that altitude lost on the fire road was wasted.

Customer Service

Down

Similar Products Used:

If you want real technical in that area, try Blow Hard.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 20, 1999]
Vaughn Smith

Beautiful trail, some great scenery. Nice alpine meadows, aspen stands. Nice generally narrow singletrack. Some areas are quite rocky. 5 of our 10 riders that day got flats. A few minor creek crossings, depending on the time of the year. Mosquitos were out and about early July. The Boy Scout Camp Loop that takes off to the left a mile or two down from the top is quite fun from my recollection 4 years ago, but this time there were signs up proclaiming it was currently closed due to ongoing logging operations. Don't know if that section is toast or not. Farther down Dark Hollow, I rather enjoyed the wide open fireroad drop to the parked car, but I agree it would have been even more fun if it were singletrack dropping us all the way down there. Would add at least another 3-4 miles of ST. In general, real sweet. I hope to do it again.

Customer Service

As stated previously, jump off from the top of Brian Head and follow the signs for Dark Hollow.

Similar Products Used:

Blow Hard, Bunker Creek Right Hand. ...all of BrianHead singletrack is sweet.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 01, 1999]
Ken Cox

If you want little uphill and all downhill this is for you. Can get real slippery after a rain, watch out for numerous tree roots and rocky sections. Rode it 5 times over three days. I sure would like to see the trail lengthened as half of the ride is a combination of fire road and the highway down into Parowan. Tons of fun though! I can highly recommend both forks of the Bunker Creek trail also. There is more uphill but it is also a great trail.

Customer Service

Georg's bike shop at Brianhead is a great shuttle. Worth the cost.

Similar Products Used:

Bunker Creek

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 04, 1999]
webber

Great downhill trail! I agree with many of the others, it would be better if the gravel road were ST, but it was still great. One of the more fun trails to ride for the adrenaline rush. The singletrack was great, I'm going back next week!

Customer Service

go to Brian head peak and follow the trail signs

Similar Products Used:

blowhard trail

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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