Spring Trail Updates and Important Announcements
Here are your spring, trail conditions updates:
The Stephens Grove Trail is dry, the Oakley Trail Park is 90% dry, the Oakley Trail is about 75% dry with some snow still covering the trail at elevations higher than 7,500 ft. The Franson Lane Trail is only 80% dry. The High Star Ranch Trail is only 75%-80% dry, with some snow still covering the trail at elevations higher than 7,500 ft. The Rocky Top Trail (which is right on the border between Wasatch & South Summit Counties) is dry. The Lakeview Trail at Rockport is dry, and the Tuhaye Trail is approx. 90% dry. We always appreciate trail updates from trail users, so please send any trail reports to Corey Dutton of the South Summit Trails Foundation. Via text to: 435-655-1190, and via email to: [email protected]
One of our most requested trail projects is the completion of the trail segment from Marion to Kamas along State Road 32. Well, we have some exciting news! Summit County has given us approval to complete this long-awaited segment of Trail along SR-32 and we anticipate completion by the end of 2021.
We are also preparing to break ground on a new trail by the end of May called the Slate Creek Mountain Bike Trail. This new trail will be for mountain biking, trail running, hiking, and snow shoeing in winter. The trail will originate out of the existing Yellow Pine Trailhead in Samak, Utah. Although the Yellow Pine Trail is very widely used by horseback riders and hikers, its steep grades are not suitable for mountain biking, and can also prove difficult for trail running. We anticipate that this new trail will be open for use by the end of June, so stay tuned for updates. We will be looking for volunteers for a couple of trail work days as well and will announce those trail work dates soon. To volunteer, please contact Adam Brown of the South Summit Trails Foundation at: 435-901-0034, or reply to this email.
As many of you already know, we have decided to postpone our Annual Trailfest & Chili Cook-Off until the fall. The new, fall date will be announced soon.
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The South Summit Trails Foundation
Our leashed dog has been attacked twice by unleashed dogs, both times at Steven’s Grove. Our dog is fine due to being on a leash and being able to be pulled to safety. One owner had a leash with her the other did not. Both said their dogs were friendly before they attacked. Please post the leash laws at all trail heads. Some people will ignore, but others won’t. This will somewhat protect you and hopefully some dogs. Thank you. Love the trails.