Canyon View (10/27/2008) Looking toward the base of Church Fork from the Pipeline Trail.
Mountain Biker (10/27/2008) The pipeline Trail is a popular trail for mountain bikers.
Steep Section (10/27/2008) This section is a bit tricky for cyclists. The trail is being held back by some wooden constraints. I wonder if this work was done for the pipeline or at at later date for the trail.
Gobbler s Knob (10/27/2008) Gobbler's Knob viewed from the Pipeline Trail in Mill Creek Canyon.
Outcrop (10/27/2008) The Pipeline trail works its way around an outcropping of rock.
Upper Mill Creek (10/27/2008) The pipeline trail heads toward upper Mill Creek Canyon. The outcropping rock on the left has a wicked overhang.
Pipeline Trail (10/27/2008) This is actually a picture of the lit telephone pole center-right in the photo.
Mill Creek Canyon (10/27/2008) This picture from the Pipeline Trail above Church Fork shows the lower section of Mill Creek Canyon. There is a large boy scout camp in the flat section of the canyon.
Mill Creek Canyon (10/27/2008) This portrait picture of Mill Creek Canyon offers emphasizes the distance from the trail to the canyon floor.
Canyon in the Fall (10/27/2008) The last of the Fall leaves cling to the shrubs lining the trail in Mill Creek Canyon.
Pipe (10/27/2008) A section of old pipe reminds hikers of the history of the trail.
Curving Trail (10/27/2008) The pipeline trail curves into a ravine. A maple alongside the trail seems to be leaning toward the right.
Overhanging trees (10/27/2008) The trees in this section of the trail seem to be overdoing their overhang.
Pipe Entrance (10/27/2008) The trail flows into a section of pipe on this corner of the Pipeline Trail.
The Pipeline Trail in Mill Creek Canyon is a popular hiking and cycling trail near Salt Lake City. The trail follows an old pipeline that used to transport water from the canyon to Salt Lake City. The trail is a nice flat even grade ideal of new mountain bikers.
The trail itself is on an exposed South facing slope. As such, it is one of the first trails to open in the Spring, but can get a bit hot during the Summer. The trail provides many vistas of the Salt Lake Valley and Mill Creek Canyon.
For this set of pictures, I accessed the trail through Rattlesnake Canyon (Yes, there is a good chance you will encounter rattlesnakes on this trail in the Spring, Summer or Fall). Rattlesnake is the first trailhead you pass on the Mill Creek Road. You can also access the trail from Church Fork Picnic Area and the Terraces.