Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in City Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
5 days ago

This is a nice paved trail that goes along Poison Creek. There’s a spur (if you could call it that) that runs parallel to the trail and joins back up shortly. It goes to a couple shoe trees which is cool. The trail also goes past murals, sculptures, and a sound garden. I went to the end and back about halfway before branching off toward Main Street.

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.

on Poison Creek Trail

1 month ago

Great path for a Sunday afternoon stroll on the backside of town. My girls (teenagers) really enjoyed the trickling stream with red algae, murals and sculptures and “sound garden.” And we ended up stopping at the park for a pickup game of sand volleyball. Runs parallel to Deer Valley Dr. so there can be a fair amount of traffic noise. Most other patrons were polite but some skaters, bikers whiz by without calling out.

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.

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

I liked this trail although we ran into a number mountain bikers. Beautiful aspen forest.

road biking
3 months ago

We rode along Echo Reservoir into Coalville on June 9, 2018. Most of this trail was not paved, and turned out to be harder than I expected due to that. Probably if it was paved it would have been easier. The views are really nice. Keep in mind that at least this part of the trail is sparsely shaded, so it gets HOT!

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.

Completed in mid June 2018. I really enjoyed walking through the mountain forrest. the combination of thick trees and thick vegetation was very cool. the beginning seems to be the most difficult part out of Park City, but once you hit the switch backs and the thick trees it is not too bad. took me and my two boys about 1hr 45 minutes at a slow but study pace. I really enjoyed this trail. did not see anyone else on this trail, but could see evidence of past mountain bike use. would be hard to pass a biker on switch back trail is very narrow. we rode the ski lift back down. made the climb worth the it. ski lift is free coming down. $24 per person to go up.

Keep your app on as the trail is not that well marked . Fun hike ... straight uphill up at the beginning. But it is beautiful. Explore the old silver mine processing plant.

Loved this hike!! Super cool to look at the old mine and explore, but a little hard to find the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

We did this short loop the morning we flew home. It was empty, so very peaceful. Lots of wildlife! We saw multiple signs of recent moose movement but never saw any in the flesh. Got to hike up where only skiers go in the winter. We had to keep checking the app though as the trail isn’t marked at all.

Great hike, old mine building is super cool. Still some snow in areas, with mud to go along but mostly dry.

Loved seeing the past. I found some entrances to the mines that are still open. Very tempting to go in.

Excellent hike back in time!

I really appreciate rails to trails projects. Riding along the reservoir is cool. I saw some muskrats in the town of Echo. It was rideable on a road bike even on the dirt parts in winter (no snow about a month ago... terrible year for snow)

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful day, beautiful trail. Runs along the edge of the park city ski resort boundary. At the top, super cool old abandoned mine. Went inside to see some of the old machinery. The mine has multiple levels, staircases inside lead up to higher levels. We walked up the trail following a creek in a wooded area. The walk down was along ski runs. Would not have been possible this time of year had there been more snow.

hiking
11 months ago

Found it VERY difficult to follow this unmarked trail. Great hiking area with lots of options,.....I ended up on more side trails than the one shown in app. Loved seeing old mine!

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

History and nature in one hike! Great views of downtown PC and nice wildflowers. Allow a few extra minutes to check out the abandoned mine buildings! FYI: there is no trail marker, just a gate with a no parking sign. We parked nearby on the road.

the mine looked so cool and there was alot to see!!!

The trail is pretty much straight up hill, not very interesting until you reach the mine.

Enjoyable easy hike on the Park City slopes.

There are thousands of amazing Mtn biking... but, this is the absolute WORST trail in Park City. This is terrible course, really bad roots, sharp rocks and bad route finding. This is more like 'Trial' riding, not trail riding. I'm a pro and I can ride it down but it's not fun at all. Go ANYWHERE else!!

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

I took the Town Lift up to the top of trailhead to hike down and then back up again. The trail weaves through dense patches of beautiful aspen trees at a very subtle incline on the way up, no steep moments at all. Great for a super chill walking sort of hike, enough shade to go in the middle of the day. Keep an eye out for passing mountain bikers!

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Two days removed from a ridiculous sunburn on the back of my legs, I realized my vacation time (of which I intended to hike furiously,) was winding down. As it was already near sunset, I decided to settle for a 2.5 mile hike into the Park City Ski Resort. I was amazed to be able to view an abandoned mine building, shaft, and equipment, none of which I expected heading into this hike.

You'll begin hiking up an 0.9 mile somewhat washed-out trail. It's roughly the width of a fire road and would allow a small pickup truck to safely navigate it. At 7,500 feet of elevation, it's a bit tougher than it seems; try to average 3.5 miles an hour up the incline and you'll be breathing heavily by Bonanza Chairlift.

You'll eventually reach a flat area that contains the modern Bonanza Chairlift and another abandoned mine equipment building, as well as a rest stop that's open to skiiers in the winter. Many options are available for the descent down, from taking the wide Drift Ski Run or electing to take a forested, switchback trail parallel to the Payback ski run.

Either way, you will reach the Quit'N Time ski run, which allows you to safely venture back into the city. You can also take Creole or the Town Lift Face down to the Historic Park City depending on where you would like to end up.

I was lucky enough to see a doe with two fawns grazing peacefully on the Drift Ski Run, as well as multiple chipmunks and a handful of birds. To top it off, beautiful poppies grow at the end of the Payback Ski Run, with sunflowers blooming in July-August on the Quit'N Time Ski Run. A beautiful, not-too-strenuous hike which is perfect for a family outing.

Parking is not available at the trailhead*, so I heavily recommend parking your vehicle on the side of a nearby road or in Park City itself. There are multiple entrances to this loop, starting with the trailhead* on my recorded trail to starting from Towns Chairlift. Check the AllTrails Map for more options and select "Satellite" to uncover ski runs and trails that are unmarked on the official AllTrails map.

Dogs are permitted, preferably on leash, but there is no law (as far as this 14-year old can tell) requiring your dog to be leashed. Children don't have to be on leashes.

*Trailhead is just a gate saying "private property," no maps or signs available.

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

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.

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