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greenBlue Pipeline Trail: Burch Hollow, Millcreek Canyon

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Trail

9.3 mile 15.0 kilometer out and back
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 275' 84 m
Descent: -275' -84 m
High: 6,024' 1,836 m
Low: 5,963' 1,817 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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Trail shared by Ryan Delany

A fun & accessible out and back with great views of the Salt Lake Valley.

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Overview

This is a great year-round trail popular with bikers, hikers, dog-walkers, and runners alike. The trail is generally flat for the entire length with limited technical terrain and great views of Millcreek Canyon and nearby peaks (Grandeur, Olympus, etc.) as well as spectacular views of the Salt Lake Valley at the turnaround point.

Need to Know

Millcreek Canyon charges a $3/vehicle access fee when you depart the canyon so be sure to bring money. They also accept credit cards for payment (Visa/Mastercard).

Runner Notes

Trail is mostly flat and winds through various valleys. Some sections can be rocky, but overall it is an easy trail.

Description

Starting from the Burch Hollow Trailhead, head West on Pipeline Trail. The trail is well marked, but there are various trails that branch off either north or south. You'll want to stay on the main East-West trail until you reach the end at an overlook with stunning views of the Salt Lake Valley. This is a great place to take a break and take in the views before heading back to your car.

There are alternate starting points at the Rattlesnake Gulch Trail or the Church Fork Trailhead. In the summer months, you can also start from Elbow Fork (which is not accessible in the winter due to a winter road closure).

Flora & Fauna

Route is partially shaded by alpine trees. In the warmer months you may see snakes sunning themselves on the trail, and the occasional deer.

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Apr 29, 2019
Jonathan Beene
6mi — 1h 09m
Oct 5, 2018
Shukai Mao
Jul 30, 2018
Katie Cat
First trail run in Salt Lake. Great intro. Minimal traffic and good footing! 10mi
Jul 25, 2018
Abbey Benesh
5mi
Jun 25, 2018
Barry Heywood
10mi
Mar 25, 2018
Sandra Gilmore
Began at Church Fork Trail, had to hike up the road and on this trail. Once I hit Pipeline it was pretty muddy. Went past lookout along the ridge. 8mi
Aug 24, 2017
Mary Stevens
Jul 25, 2017
Tomasz Sala
Great run 5.1mi

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