Cutler’s Twist

 

Trail Data

Trail Surface: Dirt

Difficulty: Easy

Trail Length: 1.7 miles

Elevation Gain: 338 ft

Elevation Loss: 604 ft

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June 8th, 2020

This is a trail that was completed in the summer of 2020 in North Fork Park near Eden, Utah. The trail can be ridden starting at Mule Shoe on the north end where it starts, or you can pedal up the Ben Lomond Fire Road, or you can start where it connects to Mule Shoe after crossing the main road.

This trail features some fun high banked berms, a few A/B lines with rocks and jumps and a couple of re-purposed picnic tables that are great drops.

This trail is primarily a downhill trail for bikes. You can either ride up Mule Ear from the trailhead directly to where it intersects with Mule Ear, or you can take the Mule Connector to the start of the Mule Ear trail on the south side, ride up and over the top and then look for the intersection as you are riding down the fun, flowy descent. From the start of the trail you can either ride it all the way down to the bottom (recommended) or you can watch for the fire road or the mule connector to return to your vehicle if you don’t want to do the climb from the bottom of the trail back to your vehicle.

Once you complete the trail you can either return using Mule Ear or you can take Cinch to extend your ride into a nice figure 8 and return on the mule connector, or ride back on the dirt road.

Plans are for this trail to be maintained in the winter for fat tire bikes as well so it will be a 4-season option for the die hard riders.

There are signs indicating horses are not recommended, but that doesn’t guarantee you won’t find a horse or two on the trail.

Total distance: 1.67 mi
Max elevation: 6066 ft
Min elevation: 5727 ft
Total climbing: 348 ft
Total descent: -611 ft

Directions to Trailhead

Mule Shoe and Mule Ear Trailhead Map
  • From I-15 take the Ogden 2700 North Exit and travel east
  • Continue on 2700 North to Washington Boulevard.
  • Turn North on Washington Boulevard and continue to 3100 North
  • At 3100North turn East on 3100 North and drive 6.7 miles up and over the North Ogden Divide.
  • Turn Morth on 3300 North for 1.5 Miles and then take the slight Left onto North Fork Road.
  • Follow North Fork Road and watch for the parking are on the east side of the road. You will pass the Mule Shoe/Mule Ear trailheads on the south side before you reach the parking. If you pass the Trials again you have driven about 20 feet too far.

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