This 7 mile out and back trail covers moderate ground as it climbs along the creek for 1,700 feet.


Analysing terrain data



The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.

Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extreme exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


The Little Cottonwood trail is a moderate 7 miles of rocky road that follows along the creek through some nice shady woods.

From the parking lot it follows some double open double track that then turns into a rocky old jeep road.

There are several stream crossings using well built bridges.

This trail sees a ton of traffic including mtn bikes so stay alert for the downhill traffic.