Fork Trail System
Submitted by members of the Back Country Horsemen of Utah
Disclaimer: The following trail description was kindly submitted by BCHU horsemen. Use this information at your own risk. As with all horse related activities, trail riding is a sport with a considerable amount of inherent danger and risk. No guarantee is either stated or implied that you will find any of the information listed below to be accurate.
Name of trails: Big Springs, Shingle Mill, & Great Western Trails
Name of trailhead: South Fork
Property manager & maps U.S. Forest Service, 390 North 100 East Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 (801.785.3563)
Park name: Provo Canyon - Vivian Park
Camping restrictions: No camping, no water
How easy is this trail: Difficult
Surface: Rocks and brushy
Features: Water up Big Springs, no water otherwise Water trough on Windy Pass
Obstacles: Steep terrain, narrow in spots
Animals need to be: Good physical condition
Hazards: Drop-offs, very steep trail, maintenance of the trail is good
Normal ranges of comfort: Spring and fall: summer is a little warm.
Elevation 6,400 - 9,600 feet
Current level of use: Mostly horses, some mountain bikes, hikers
Completion of route: Total mileage for all 3 trails is 16.0 miles
Access to other trails:
Remember always to use your best judgement. Always take a moment to consider the suitability the weather, trail conditions, your horsemanship skills, the skill of those in your party, and perhaps most important...the physical and mental condition of your horses before each trip.
Safe Trails !!!