OverviewLambert Park in Alpine Utah, is the only reliable year round place to ride in northern Utah Valley. In fact, many riders come down from SLC to get in a ride here during winter.
Lambert is a network of trails varying from 3/10ths mile to 2 miles in length.
Overall, the riding is intermediate in technical challenge, but there are trails for riders of all skill and fitness levels.
Getting ThereThere are several access points in Alpine. The most common access point is at the Alpine Rodeo grounds.
To get there from the roundabout in Alpine, go north to 100 South. Go Left here. At 200 East, turn left. 200 East turns into Grove Drive. Grove takes you almost all the way to the Rodeo Grounds. However, it makes a few confusing turns along the way. The roads are signed, but its still iffy. The most confusing part is where Grove seems to end at a "T" intersection. A left turn is tempting at this point, but you need to go right. In just a few yards, a road will peel off to the left. The left is Grove, staying straight puts you on Box Elder. Some riders begin their rides on Box Elder just past this intersection. However, if you want to go to the Rodeo Grounds, go left. Watch for a sign on your right marked Rodeo Grounds. go left here and watch for a small gravel parking area on the right. Park here. If you come to the actual Rodeo Grounds, you've gone about 80 yards too far.
I don't access Lambert from the Rodeo Grounds, because its almost at the high point of the park. I prefer to climb first and downhill to finish my ride. If you start at Rodeo Grounds, you'll ride downhill first, and climb to finish your ride.
If you're like me, you'll want to access the park from its southern end. To do this, start as above at the roundabout. Go North to 100 South. And turn right. Follow this road some distance through a stop sign. The road will become Village Way. Continue straight until the road ends into Country Manor Ln. Go left. Next, look for Lone Peak Dr on your right. Turn right here and go up the hill. Just before the road tees again, you'll see a small sign on the right that says "Alpine City Trail" Park near this sign, but begin your ride on the trail that is across the road from the sign. If you go north on the Alpine City Trail, you will cross the pavement at least two times before actually entering Lambert Park proper, but this is a nice warm-up and cool-down trail. Its level and smooth. The first singletrack on your right after the pavement crossings is the Corkscrew Trail (see review).