Crescent Mine Grade is a 10.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Park City, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Crescent Mine Grade (CMG) is one of the trails located at Park City Mountain Resort and is primarily used for mountain biking. Many people choose to hike along this trail as well. The trailhead is located about 0.7 miles up the Payday dirt road above the resort center. The trail is moderately graded and wraps around the mountain to the north and heads south up Thaynes Canyon traversing across the east slope. The trail passes through some beautiful forests and meadows and eventually meets up with other trails such as the Mid Mountain Trail. The trail eventually joins up with Thaynes Road. Follow this up the canyon to get to Shadow Lake and Jupiter Peak. The trail is 3.1 miles one way.
The trailhead is now behind a gated private road, so we went down to the Marriott's MountianSide and found a footpath to the left of Marriott, followed it up a steep hill where it joined the trail. It's a nice trail, mostly in the woods with a few areas with views of the ski resort and Park City. We went in late spring, so there were still plenty of wildflowers. I gave it 3 stars because it lacks variety, no waterfalls or ponds, etc. But for a little exercise, this is a nice trial.
This was so much fun but no real trail. There are a lot of different trails you can take...beautiful place.
Great trail. Very easy grade and not too rocky. We continued on to Shadow Lake and took a swim