The Maple Creek Trail in Sanpete county is a beautiful, short ride through the mountains near the small town of Freedom, UT.  This trail takes you about seven miles up the mountain past several hiking trailheads and campgrounds. We turned around near Joe Spring, but you can make it a longer trip and continue on all the way back near Fountain Green. 

The terrain is mostly comprised of well maintained dirt roads.

This trail provides great opportunities to stop, get out and take in the views. 

You can also find just about every amenity you need including gas, lodging and food in the town of Moroni or Ephraim. 

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Would you like to see the trail in an animated 3D flyover map? If it appears to pause, that is likely a place I stopped for a while. It will continue, just wait a few moments. Link to 3D flyover.

Here is the 360 view at the trailhead. Feel free to tour around a bit inside Google Street Views. We have recorded the trail in 360 and it is now part of Google Street Views so you can take a virtual tour of the trail to see if it is for you. We’ve made it a bit easier to navigate, scroll down and you will see more 360 embedded tours as we encounter intersections, trail markers or interesting places along the trail.

On any image, you can click the ‘X’ in the upper right corner and the view will change to an overview map showing the Google Street View blue lines. You can click anywhere on that blue line and drop down to the 360 ground-level views at that point.

You can move the image 360 degrees, click the arrow to move further down the trail and zoom in and out to take a closer look. Clicking the box in the upper right-hand corner will enlarge to full screen for a better view.

We start this ride in the small town of Freedom, near Moroni. You take a right here on Maple Canyon Road. Stay straight here to head up toward Maple Canyon. The majority of the trail is well-maintained dirt roads like this. There are several trailheads for hikes throughout the canyon. This is the Box Canyon trailhead. There is a campground here in the canyon if you want to make a weekend out of it. This is also a good spot to stop to use the restroom or have a picnic. There is a lot of beautiful scenery and places to stop along this trail. As you can see the posted speed limit is 15 mph. The road gets a bit more rough through here, though still very easy to ride on. Stay straight here. We ended this ride here next to Joe Spring. This is a great mountain ride, a perfect way to cool off during the summer months. You can continue on if you like.

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