day hike to little black mountain via smuggler's gap (with bike ride)

This activity will provide access to Little Black Mountain from an infrequently used trail at the end of City Creek Canyon by Rotary Park. Traditionally, LBM is approached from the foothill trails near the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. However during this hike, we will approach it from the Smuggler's Gap Trail. ** ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL REQUIRE A BICYCLE WITH A CABLE LOCK! ** We will start across from the State Capitol building and slowly bike about 6.5 miles up to the end of the paved road in Rotary Park. There is an elevation gain of approximately 1200 ft for this biking portion. From there, we will hike up the infrequently used and heavily forested Smuggler's Gap Trail to Little Black Mountain. The hiking portion gains approximately 1800 feet in 2 miles. We will then return to where we parked our bikes and cruise down City Creek Canyon back to the Utah Travel Council.

Level:MOD+
Miles:17.0
Vertical:3000'
Route:Out & Back
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Stanley Chiang
Phone:385-242-8726
Date:Sat Aug 9 2014
Meeting Place:Utah Travel Council Lot - 110 E 300 N
Meeting Time:8:30 am


This activity is being organized by a Wasatch Mountain Club member.