Lost Lad trail in Salt Lake City, Utah is a relatively new trail. It may be out the way, but its a quick way to get out of the city without *leaving* the city. There are three towers in the climb the Lost Lad trail. The climb to the first tower is on simple doubletrack, while the second climb is chunky and on the steeper side. Keep going, as the third climb levels out a bit. This trail affords excellent views of the cityscape, and the state capitol as well.
At the third tower, hang a left and look for a small, short descent. The Lost Lad trail is your first left. Don’t miss it - the entrance is overgrown!
The trail is technical and has plenty of features. That said, anyone from an advanced beginner to an experienced rider will enjoy the descent.