Six Water - Trail, Spanish Fork, Utah

Six Water - Trail, Spanish Fork, Utah

DESCRIPTION

single track, excellant hiking or biking trail go about three miles and there are natural hot springs you can soak in beautiful water falls and excellant all around ride

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[Jun 29, 2010]
rpalmer
Cross Country Rider

One of my favorite Wasatch trails. The grind up the Cottonwood Canyon (fork right from the parking lot) is smooth, twisty, and the water crossings keep you interested. I always see wildlife on this trail, including beavers, snakes, moose, elk, and deer. There are some pretty gnarly technical sections that will kill or hurt you badly if you aren't good on wheels, but its all walkable. There are some great waterfalls near Ray's Road. The downhill is pretty wicked. You can ride back the way you came and that is pretty fun, but the best way if you have time (its gotten dark on me a couple of times, it gets dark early up these canyons) is to ride north on Ray's Road a couple of miles and come down 5th water (I'm pretty sure its 5th water, the one with the hot springs). That's a pretty wild ride, so be careful. It is fun and you will remember this ride.

If you want a longer ride, you can continue straight across the paved road and ride all the way to Strawberry Ridge, but it is steep, rocky, and hard for me to recommend. Maybe earlier in the year before horses get to it would be better, I've only done this once.

Customer Service

Park at the three crossings parking lot in Diamond Fork Canyon. Go through the gate and take an immediate right. Follow that canyon all the way to the paved road (signed, and very few turnoffs -- the way is obvious so don't worry too much about having a map). Take a left and ride about two miles, watch for 5th water trail on the left. Follow it back to the parking lot.

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3
[Aug 09, 2006]
Lindsey
Weekend Warrior

In the past year or two, i'm not sure how long ago, the trailhead and parking lot from Diamond Fork Road has been washed away... As you drive up that road, keep track of your mileage, and when you reach where the area where the parking lot used to be, there is now wooden fences put up along the road. The bathrooms are still there up on the other side of the river, but there is no wooden bridge. You have to walk down the hill and cross the creek on your own. Next to the bathrooms is a VERY large mangled pipe. This will help you know you're at the right place! I've only hiked on foot and I've never gone past the hot springs, but these first few miles are fairly easy to moderate and takes about 45 minutes on foot. Highly recommended if you can find the trail!

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5
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[Mar 17, 1999]
Zach Owen

There are numerous trails in the area 1st, 3rd, and 5th water trails are the best. Refer to Greg Bromka's book of trails in the Wasatch mountains, for detailed descriptions and helpful maps. There are some natural hot springs, which will give you a lovely sulfur scent along the whole ride. Take lots of water and snacks as it gets hot in the summer, and there are is lot of southern exposure.

Customer Service

Head up Diamond Fork Canyon about 9 miles. There will be a parking lot on the left. Cross the creek and there will be two options. Both take different routes to Ray's valley road, and create a loop option.

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[Apr 14, 1999]
Johnny mac

this is a trail that was built by the Utah Mountain Bike Association some years ago.

Customer Service

Start at the trail head up Diamond Fork canyon. You need to cross diamondfork creek and then cross cottonwood creek to find the the narrow but well taken care of single track that is 1st water or cottonwood canyon. This wonderful trail is about six miles and then you hit Ray's road. turn North (left) on the road for 3 or 4 miles of climbing and very fast downhill road riding. At 5th water head down stream . It's single track once you get past the gate a mile down stream. Don't froget to stop at the hot springs and take a dip. If you don't mind playing in the buff take your shorts off and join the fun. It's only a couple of downhill miles if you don't want to show off so just jump in with your shorts on.

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[Sep 22, 1999]
dave

I loved this ride. We start from the parking lot and cruise up the right side of the trail for about 5 miles of good solid uphill. Then you come out at a road and if you want you can go up another trail on the other side of the road. But if not, turn left on the road, you may see some crazy cows, they are my favorite part. THey like to run along the side of the road with you if you moo at them. Sometimes they even run over the trees. THe rest of the downhill is real easy and real fun and fast. There are hotsprings on the way down, and snakes to terrorized. The rattlers are really exciting.

Customer Service

up Spanish fork road, left at diamond fork canyon, the other guy says it better

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4
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[Apr 07, 2000]
Kelly Morgan

It's not a bad up hill huff, the road leg at the top is beautiful and the downhill is a sick roller coaster type singletrack. Just watch out for hikers because many people hike up to the hotsprings as you are screaming down. The only downside is how far it is away from civilization, or maybe that's a good thing. It just takes a while to get there. Riders should be in decent condition and its about a medium level of technical riding.

Customer Service

If you don't have a lot of time take the out-and-back trail to the hotsprings. It's about 5 miles round trip. If you have more time do the seventeen mile loop that the previous people have talked about, counter clockwise.

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[May 12, 2000]
rob

not for the faint of heart, but if you love a nice downhill reward, this is the trail for you.

Customer Service

You have to try this trail! Start at the three crossings parking lot. Go across the wooden bridge then hang a right at the first bridge that crosses 6th water(about 30yards after leaving the parking lot).After crossing the bridge head another 30 yards and cross the 1st water. You are now heading up cottonwood canyon. Trail improvements have been made within the last month that have alleviated two of the several stream crossings. This is some of the best single track around. Head up the trail 2.6 miles and you will come to a forest service trail sign. To your right is Jock Canyon, 2.5miles further up cottonwood you will come out on Ray Valley road. Take a right(you are no heading south) and cross the stream. Right before the stream there is a diamond trail marker that may be hard to see but if you cross the stream and head right you will come to Jock's Canyon after about 50 yards. The trail is faint but very evident. This is a rigorous BUT rideable 2.5 mile climb to Teat Mountain Dirt road. This single track is definitely one of the best rideable downhills I have found in teh Wasatch's. The trail is used by Cows in the summer and there are several water troughs along the way. The climb is very steep for the first 1 1/2 miles and then becomes gradual for the remainder. You can explore various off shoots of the trail but there are trail markers every half mile or so. You will not regret the big climb, awaiting is one of the most fun downhills around. Let me know if you ride this trail, I think it will become a classic.

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