Directions: drive about 6 miles up Provo
Canyon. Turn right (south) over the bridge at Vivian Park (if you see the
Sundance turn off on your right, you've gone too far). Continue about 4
miles up the canyon, passing South Fork Park on your right and the reception center with
the cute pond on your left. About 30 yards later, turn right (west) up the paved road
marked with the brown National Forest Access sign. Park in the parking lot and start up
the trail over the stream to the north.
Kennen and Heather chug up the easy ascent through the largest meadow.
Heather zooms down through gentle, shady curves
|Most of the trail up is shaded, and early mornings are cool.
There are a couple spots where beginner and some intermediate riders will hop off
and push for twenty feet, but over all, it's a gradual, easy ride.
When the trail
crosses the road, continue up the trail on the far side and after less than two miles,
you'll meet a fork at the top of a short, steep rise where the trail continues up and down
canyon. Going down (left) gives you a few other options but they all wind up back at
the parking lot.
You can also continue upward for miles, and the dirt road is there in case you get
stuck lightless after dark.
Springtime and fall are both beautiful seasons for this leafy canyon.
Kennen catches a bit of air over a bridge