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Great hike right out of Park City!! Nice even climb up to bottom of Bonanza lift.

A little harder than I thought but well worth the struggles. The mining buildings a well intact for their age and really sends you back in time.

Nice trail. Very steep road in the beginning, but worth it to see the aspen trees and pines at the top. The main path was blocked off, so I ventured up to the left. Also very steep, but views were worth it. Lots of moose on trail, so be careful! Had to off road back down to avoid three moose laying on the trail I had previously walked up.

It was a good hike, beautiful. The trail head is hard to spot, but here’s a tip: it is right where the map leads you. It’s off to the side of a big brown sign, there is a faint trail. I started the hike at 6:00 pm after school one day. I’m 16, in high school, and I did the hike alone. I simply hiked, didn’t jog, and reached the top at 6:40 pm. It was very steep for the first half, probably a 40 degree incline. It was beautiful at sunset though, absolutely amazing. Will most likely do again with friends. Only tips I would give is stretch your calves before you start because it’s a killer. The trail is a little roughly marked for the first little bit, but just follow the signs. Four stars because of how rough and i kept it was. But great.

The other reviews about the trail are spot on. It is steep and not that exciting. The views when you look back are spectacular. And the mine on the hill is awesome. Truly a testament to the engineering feats of man. We loved exploring it.

My friends and I hiked this trail. We couldn’t find the mine but we made it to the top. The last part of the trail was very steep and muddy. The trailhead is marked by a sign addressing hunters. It says it’s an archery only area. There were quite a few hunters, which we didn’t like but there’s nothing to do about that. The views on the trail were amazing especially with the fall color change.

Underrated trail very close to SLC. The views are gorgeous, and in the fall the colors are amazing on the second half of the trail.

Great trail with magnificent views, especially up top. The one concerning point is that the last 4 tenths of a mile are not moderate but more towards difficult due to the ascent and the steepness.

Fun trail (once you find it). The hike is quite challenging, due to the length of steep upward hiking. The footing is not technical our difficult, just the steepness of the hike. If you like the feeling of hiking straight up a steep Mountain, you will love this hike.

The first half of the hike was a steady uphill climb but worth it when you got to the abandoned mines. The mines are very cool and offered a vivid look into Park City’s early history. If not for the mines, there are more interesting hikes in the area. A walking stick is recommended because the trail is steep going both up and down with many loose rocks.

Great hike to a couple of neat sites, it's exposed the entire way but the mine is perfect place to explore & cool off before heading on up to the flag. It is fairly steep in a few spots but it's not really long so very manageable.

Went on this hike last weekend. I went up a different trail for about a mile that met up with this trail. the mine goes quite far until it splits off into two and that's where I stopped. it wasn't too far from the mine to flag rock, but a decent vertical. It's a great relatively small hike and I recommend!

Great early morning hike. You can see your target so that was motivating. The mine was a little damp, beware of low clearances if you’re tall. Lots of fun. The trail head is right under the light post and parking is across from it. Happy Hiking !

I only give it three stars because the mine was fun for the kids to explore. Very steep loose dirt trails so very slippery. I made the mistake of going with my three young children and dog alone so that made it all the more challenging but even then I can’t imagine this trail being enjoyable without children. The mine is really cool. Bring flashlights or full charged cell phone lights. Really no shade on trail. Mine is nice and cool though.

Very steep uphill and compensated by also being very steep downhill. Not much shade either. The mine is cool but there are better trails to get there and back. We have hiked a lot of better trails in Park City.

Pretty diverse hiking. part of it was on an open, rocky trail, but lots of side trails to venture off to. Saw a neat old abandoned mine along the way, a beautiful grove of aspens, and a forest of firs. Used GPS tracker a lot-no trails markers.

It’s cool. Not much of a destination, just a cool hike. Power lines following the trail are the reason for 4/5 stars.

This hike was a nice surprise. We couldn't do our originally planned hike because of a forest fire, so we chose this one instead because it was close. The trail started off pretty steep for a short time then transitioned into the dirt road portion... loose rock section, then BAM! Beautiful views!There appears to be many small trails you can explore up to the mine. I would do this hike again just explore the other trails that come off of this trail.

Easy to hike, some nice views of the beautiful area, but nothing particularly unique on the landscape beyond the abandoned mine building.

Great hike if you’re looking for a workout!

Tip for parking: there is a dirt lot on your left when you’re driving out of park city towards guardsman pass, this is most likely the most convenient lot and it’s also free.

The first half of the trail is essentially going up very steadily with no flat ground breaks. Keep your app open so you can follow the map. There aren’t any trail markers.

Once you complete the uphill portion you can explore the old mine buildings which have historical plaques. Once you’re up you can hike around the park city ski runs and get some stunning views of the park city valley.

When you’re ready to go down make sure that you follow the ski runs that say town lift or your map. Once again, this is all downhill and quite steep at parts. Hiking shoes/boots with good tread and support are essential to enjoying this hike.

Very boring not much to see as views

Of all the trails I’ve done in the past, this may be the hardest and boring trail I’ve been on. I didn’t quite make it to the end because the narrow ridge scared me. I probably only had about a 1/2 mile left of hiking, but I was done after hiking uphill for 2 hours. The wild flowers are cool, but I like the flowers better at Stewart Falls. I won’t do this hike again. It wasn’t fun nor was it exciting. I’m also the person that chases waterfalls, so don’t trust me with this review. I’m also a slow hiker so that’s probably why it took 2 hours and I still didn’t finish.

We hiked this starting around 6:15pm. The trail is not clearly marked for some time. We found ourselves “stumbling” onto the trail. My GPS said that it was around 1.5 miles up, 1.6 down. We did not go to the mine. Took us around 2 hours to get to the flag (it was super hot, and we were slightly creeped out thinking we kept hearing rattlesnakes...although we never saw one) we took multiple breaks and sat at a bench 1/2 way through the hike. We spent a good amount of time up top, watching the sun set

Great well maintained trail! Pretty the entire way through!

It was a bit rough for my out of shape family but it was a great view and I loved the mine. I’m a bit scared of heights and the narrow steep trail had me a bit anxious, especially on the way down. However I didn’t have too much trouble and I’m looking forward to seeing more of Utah

Pretty good hike. I tracked it around 2.6 to the top. Trail was overgrown and hard to follow the last .5 mile or so. Good views throughout.

Make sure you plan for the hike up the series of stairs from Park City’s public parking. This was a hike in and of itself before we even got to the trailhead. Plan for extra time on the trail to stop and admire the views, wildflowers, and animals along the way. We saw a couple deer above us. We didn’t plan for enough time before sunset and never made it to the mine. I suspect we could have made it by starting south on the loop instead of north?

Exposed, monotonous, and deceptively steep. The trail is just an access road up to the mine. It might make for a fun ATV ride (although I'm not sure those are allowed), but not a very interesting hike. We hiked up to the mine, then took the chair lift back to Park City Main Street. The chair lift is free for downhill riders in the summer, and we took the free trolley to the top of Main Street to get close to where we parked.

The mine at the top was very cool, so if your goal is just to get to the mine, this is probably the most direct route there. With as many trails as there are in this area, though, I'm sure at least one of them must be more interesting than this route.

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5 months ago

Beautiful views! This is the kind of hike where the trail is just as pretty as the end. Very steep hills so come prepared, and while hiking down we ran into a lot of hikers that were lost. I would recommend following the alltrails route, it's unmarked and lots of forks in the road, easy to take the wrong turn.

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