Flat Top from the C Trail, Cedar City UT

The C Trail was built in 1996 to commemorate 100 years of Utah statehood. That snow covered mountain is Flat Top, elevation 10,600 feet. Cedar is 5,800 feet. I took this photo about ten minutes up the trail, and the trailhead is five minutes walk from our back door. This Spring I plan to hike the trail and back as a (long) day hike), maybe trying to go past the end of the trail and then summit Flat Top.

From Southwest Backcountry

For Mountain Bikers The C Trail is Cedar City’s incredible downhill romp. NOT a trail for beginning riders, this is a super-twisty flight straight down Cedar Mountain to the edge of the city. The downhill singletrack is 4.5 miles in length, dropping 2300 vertical feet (peak altitude 8400 ft) through a gazillion tight turns, and would be rated advanced-intermediate technical.

This means, as a hiker, I can expect to meet CMBs (Crazed Mountain Bikers) careening down the trail. 🙂

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