Wheeler Creek Middle Fork

 

Trail Data

Trail Surface: Dirt

Difficulty: Intermediate

Trail Length: 1.8 miles

Elevation Gain: 627 ft

Elevation Loss: 72 ft

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February 14th, 2018

Wheeler Creek Middle Fork is a fun trail in the Wheeler Creek area below Snowbasin near Ogden and Huntsville in Northern Utah. This is a trail that can be done as an out-n-back or you can incorporate it into a loop that includes either the Wheeler Creek Main Fork trail or the Wheeler Creek East Fork trail. You can also access this trail from the Green Pond trailhead and ride it downhill with a car shuttle either at the Art Nord trailhead or the Wheeler Creek trailhead by Pineview Resevoir.

This is a fun trail with a moderate uphill climb that is not too steep, and not very technical in terms of rocks and obstacles. It is mostly shaded in the later afternoon thanks to the healthy growth of trees ranging from scrub oak to pines and quaking aspens.

In June 2018 this trail is in need of some love. There are a lot of ruts and exposed rocks making the trail a little more technical that usual.

Trail Map

Note: This reflects riding down from the Wheeler Creek East Fork and Green Pond Trailhead back to where the trail intersects with the main fork of Wheeler Creek.

Total distance: 1.78 mi
Max elevation: 6220 ft
Min elevation: 5676 ft
Total climbing: 72 ft
Total descent: -627 ft

Directions to trailhead

From I-15 take the Ogden 12th Street exit (exit 347) and travel East into Ogden Canyon. Continue through the Canyon and turn right onto Old Snowbasin Road. Follow Old Snowbasin Road until you arrive at the trailhead. There are restrooms at the trailhead and a decent sized parking area. You can either ride up the paved road to where the trail crosses or you can ride up the Main fork of wheeler Creek to get to the Middle Fork.