Trail

Potato Hill Trailhead

Draper, UT
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This route combines the Red Potato, BST and Potato Hill Trails to form a 2.0 mile hiking or biking loop starting from the Potato Hill Trailhead in Draper. The trail features fantastic views of the Salt Lake Valley as it descends to just above Mike Weir Drive in Draper before climbing back up through the oak-covered hillside to the Potato Hill Trailhead. Bikers will encounter lower intermediate technical difficulties including some loose rocky sections along with plenty of tight twists and turns. This trail is suitable for hikers of all ages and fitness levels. -Intermountain Healthcare

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 365 ft.
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

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Trail Contributor

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I’m Joey Johnson Branch Ambassador for Utah County. I’m happily married to Jory for 21 years and Proud Mama of two, Jack who would’ve been 12 and our rainbow baby, Jiraiya Dragon who is nearly 5. We’re from Utah but have lived in Arizona for 10 years and then New Zealand before returning to our roots when Jiraiya shocked us with his arrival.

We started hiking with Hike it Baby in May 2015 when I struggled to find a playgroup that we fit in. Within two months I became a BA for SLC but after all the driving back and forth from Provo I decided it was time to create HIB Utah County. The first 6 months was mostly just me and a friend but then they started joining us! Now we have an amazing group of regulars and we continue to get new faces all the time! I’m currently hosting twice weekly “Hike and Play Nature School”, my version or Forest Preschool but leans more towards unschooling, as it simply consists of Hiking and Free Play while parents try to stay as hands off as possible.

As my son ages out of HIB, I’m hoping to guide our branch back to it’s roots with getting Mamas and Babies out while offering hikes for families with school aged kids as well.

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Getting There

The Potato Hill Loop is accessed from the Potato Hill Trailhead in Draper, Utah. To reach the trailhead from I-15:

  1. Take Exit 288 for 146000 South.
  2. Turn east onto 146000 South/Highland Drive and continue 0.9 miles to the intersection with Traverse Ridge Road.
  3. Turn right onto Traverse Ridge Road and continue 2.0 miles to the Potato Hill Trailhead on the left.