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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
1 month 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)

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
7 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!

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.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

This was so much fun but no real trail. There are a lot of different trails you can take...beautiful place.

mountain biking
Monday, July 20, 2015

Very fun downhill ride. Lots of tight turns and lots of roots that make this trail quite technical but not too difficult. A tiny bit of uphill to begin with and then the rest of the time is spent winding through thick aspens. It's a ton of fun and was the highlight of my day mountain biking at Park City.

mountain biking
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Rode this trail from Promontory to Coalville. It's a gentle 2% downhill grade on former rail tracks. The Trail is between the lanes of I80 so it's plenty loud at times along with truck fumes. As you move further past Wanship, the noise / smells decrease however the trail is starting to get overgrown. There have been a number of horses / cows on the trails so it's now quite bumpy. Overall, the trail is OK but there are plenty of other options that are much nicer in the area.

hiking
Friday, July 26, 2013

Great trail. Very easy grade and not too rocky. We continued on to Shadow Lake and took a swim

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Paved way, pretty easy stuff

mountain biking
Monday, October 22, 2012

This is a great 25 mile bike ride from Park City to the West end of Echo Res. It is a smooth dirt trail with lots of great views.

road biking
9 days ago

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