My older brother took me on my first mountain biking trail for my 31st birthday on Antelope Island, Utah. I think he thought that because husband and I hike and run all the time, that somehow I could handle a trail that utahmountainbiking.com calls “insanely rocky and rates an “expert” in technical difficulty”… and he was right!
Just kidding. I think I spent at least a mile of the 3-mile Lakeside Trail walking the bike and rubbing my knees. Those boulders pop up out of nowhere!
The trailhead begins at the far north end of the island near Bridger Bay camping/parking area. Beware the cars and trash bin. They will pop out at you if you’re a beginner mountain biker.
I think my pace was much slooooower than what my brother is used to.
There was a lot of this (walking the bike) going on.
And a lot of this (waiting).
And plenty of this.
But the views were pretty.
There’s a mile of smooth trail so yes, I did manage to do some actual biking. It was great fun!
After biking, we met up with my parents for lunch and to visit the visitor center:
Lakeside Trail on Antelope Island State Park Overview
- Coordinates: N 41° 02.394′ W 112° 15.727′
- Fees: $10/vehicle
- Hours: 6am – 10pm
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Usage: Light
- Length: Varies (many trails connect)
- Things to note:
- This is a rocky trail.
- Pets allowed: Yes