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    Trails near bear lake

    I'll be spending some time there over the 4th of July weekend and I'll have my bike with me. Which trails should I try to ride? Thanks

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    I go there twice a year and I have yet to find anything very good. There are a few on Utahmountainbiking.com but I haven't found anything I would give a C or better yet.

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    Stump Hollow in upper Logan Canyon is very good. About 10 miles down the canyon from Stump Hollow is Jardine Juniper. I think both trails are great.

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    Thanks. I was looking at that jardine juniper trail and it sounds like a cool ride. I'll have my car and a rack so I don't have to stick right around bear lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aflax View Post
    Thanks. I was looking at that jardine juniper trail and it sounds like a cool ride. I'll have my car and a rack so I don't have to stick right around bear lake.
    I go to Bear Lake pretty often in the summer, and have been going for years. There is an awesome ride from Swan Flats road north and down Fish Haven Canyon. It is big, and takes some navigating skills, but it is really fun. USFS maps show the trails. There are several options. We have done a few of them, from doubletrack/singletrack combos to singletrack/game trail combos. There is one section of singletrack with a little USFS sign showing the boundary between Utah and Idaho. I will try to dig around for some photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tws_andrew View Post
    I go there twice a year and I have yet to find anything very good. There are a few on Utahmountainbiking.com but I haven't found anything I would give a C or better yet.
    You must have very high standards, or you've been riding the stuff that's within sight of the lake itself.

    As mentioned above, the following rides should be considered:

    Stump Hollow Stump Hollow
    Beaver Creek - Sink Hollow Sink Hollow
    Bunchgrass Bunchgrass Trail
    Blind Hollow Blind Hollow Trail
    Jardine Juniper Jardine Juniper Trail
    Peterson Hollow Not on UMB, but is located right by Beaver Mountain
    Shorty's Cutoff - Steam Mill Lake Steam Mill Hollow

    St. Charles Canyon loop - Highline Trail, not on UMB, starts from a campground up St. Charles Canyon.

    All of these rides are located from 15 - 30 minutes from Bear Lake. Some work better as shuttles (which may not be a possibility for you). Give me more information on what type of terrain you are looking for and how many miles you want to ride and I can give you more targeted suggestions.

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    Thanks for the responses. I like riding technical single track, and don't mind earning my downhills. I was planning on 10-15 miles and about two hours or so of riding. Should get at least 1, maybe 2 rides in. Shuttling won't be an option, but I'll have a car and can drive a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aflax View Post
    Thanks for the responses. I like riding technical single track, and don't mind earning my downhills. I was planning on 10-15 miles and about two hours or so of riding. Should get at least 1, maybe 2 rides in. Shuttling won't be an option, but I'll have a car and can drive a bit.
    Stump Hollow is the closest to bear Lake and is a classic. Great fun, but not very technical. Jardine Juniper is in the same class, but it is farther away. If you are interested in that loop up St. Charles canyon I can send you the gps file. It is more difficult both technically and aerobically, but is fun. Let me know if you want any additional information on any of the options I listed above and I will be happy to elaborate.

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    +1 for Stump Hollow. Rode it a couple weeks back and it was a blast.

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    Neil you are the man, why not send him the file to your uber summer ride that is crazy, I can't remember what you call it but that's not too far from the area

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    +2 for Stump Hollow. Good ride, close to the lake, and lots of options to hook up with once you hit Peter Sink if you want more riding. That was the last trail I rode with my brother before he was killed, and I will be riding it for sure when we visit Bear Lake end of July. Never ridden Jardine Juniper, but I may try to check that out this year too! Love spending time up there! Pics from your ride or it didn't happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Live2rideUtah View Post
    Neil you are the man, why not send him the file to your uber summer ride that is crazy, I can't remember what you call it but that's not too far from the area
    The world famous Logan Canyon Sampler! The route varies from year to year, but often incorporates much of the terrain mentioned above. I, of course, would have recommended it, but it doesn't quite fit into the 10-15 mile and "a couple" of hours range....

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