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.
- Mill Creek Canyon (196 pictures) The Pipeline Trail is in Mill Creek Canyon.
- Church Fork Picnic Area (77 pictures) The Mount Grandeur Trail starts at Church Fork Picnic Area and crosses the Pipeline Trail.
- Desolation Trail (71 pictures) The Desolation Trail is across the canyon from the Pipeline Trail.
- Elbow Fork to Lambs Canyon (87 pictures) The Pipeline Trail ends just before the Elbow Fork to Lambs Canyon trail.
- Grandeur Peak (157 pictures) The pipeline trail crosses the trail to Grandeur Peak.
- Mount Aire (57 pictures) Pictures of the hike up Mount Aire.