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Mountain Biking Antelope Island State Park Trails

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!

Sunflowers on Antelope Island State Park, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/
Mountain Biking Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/
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.

Mountain Biking Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/

Mountain Biking Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/
I think my pace was much slooooower than what my brother is used to.

Mountain Biking Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/
There was a lot of this (walking the bike) going on.

Mountain Biking Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/
And a lot of this (waiting).

Mountain Biking Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/

Mountain Biking Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/
And plenty of this.

Mountain Biking Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/
But the views were pretty.

Mountain Biking Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/

Mountain Biking Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/
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:
Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/

Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/
Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/
Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/
Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/
Buffalo on Antelope Island State Park Trail, Salt Lake City, Utah - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mountain-biking-antelope-island-state-park-trails/

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:
    1. This is a rocky trail.
  • Pets allowed: Yes
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