Armstrong Trail to Dawns Trail Loop

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Park City, Utah

Armstrong Trail to Dawns Trail Loop is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Park City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 754 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Please Note: dogs are permitted but MUST be on a physical leash per City Municipal ordinances. These trails are popular with mountain bikers and the area is home to a small moose population. Owners with pets off-leash will be fined.

hiking
10 days ago

Very good trail, well marked and smooth. Nice forest and vegetation. Not overly strenuous.

hiking
1 month ago

DOGS ARE PERMITTED BUT MUST BE ON LEASH. Pickup after your animal and respect the earth. THERE IS NO POOP FAIRY! The trail in and of itself is a great trail. Good shade, good climb, great sections to run, frequent moose and deer sightings. Traffic on this trail is awful. So many bikers constantly going up, and always a handful going against the uphill only traffic rule and coming down. Dogs frequently off leash and tons of poop and bags left behind. Very inconsiderate hikers and bikers in this area.

hiking
muddy
snow
7 months ago

Such a wonderful time of year. The trees are beautiful. We went up Armstrong and down Dawns and it was perfect.

hiking
7 months ago

So pretty with the leaves. The dogs loved it. Not too many people on Dawns but as soon as we crossed over onto Armstrong there were more people hiking/biking.

hiking
7 months ago

finished this 4 days ago and loved it. great views of PC and beautiful trees

Great trail if you just want a fairly easy loop - easy to do in about an hour. Just watch for the bikers on Armstrong. Headphones not recommended.

hiking
washed out
8 months ago

Nice moderate 1.5 hour loop that alternates between shade from Aspens and sun.

hiking
muddy
rocky
8 months ago

hiking
snow
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

We loved this hike! It’s the perfect time of year for it! Hike up Dawn and down Armstrong . it would be fun to run on!

hiking
8 months ago

It is very much a moderate trail to hike. The Dawn side is steaper so can choose which direction to make the loop. But quite an easy hike either way. Pretty in the forest part and views of Park City as you go up Dawns.

hiking
9 months ago

Recommend going up Dawn’s Trail and down Armstrong. Dawn’s trail is restricted to just hikers, but Armstrong allows up hill cycling. It is best to see the bikers coming towards you. Nice views of Park City from Dawn’s trail and very peaceful woods and fields on Armstrong. Don’t go at a time when there are lots of bikers. Trail is narrow.

hiking
9 months ago

Great morning hike. Some nice wildflowers, pretty good coverage in the trees. Only passed one biker and a few other hikers on a Tuesday morning. I would do this again! It crosses over the ski runs quite a bit which is fun.

hiking
9 months ago

lovely late afternoon hike.

Great sunny hike with a few other hikers and bikers. Have the option of going either way to complete the loop. Not a lot of shade so bring water! Great view of Park City from the top.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Back tire fell off. Dangit.

hiking
bugs
over grown
10 months ago

Take water, bug spray, pants, Benadryl, a machete, and a riot shield. Very narrow and overgrown. Tons of bikers. Yes, they can only go up on Armstrong. But you still have to let them pass. And to do that you have to step off into the thicket and onto ground which may or may not be literally made of ants.

hiking
10 months ago

I did the silver star, Dawn, Armstrong trail loop. It was about 5 miles from the base of park city. The trail had lots of variation. I recommend going up Dawn and down the Amstrong.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike but so well known now that you will have LOTS of company. Ruined by All Trails. Absolutely avoid on the weekends. If you’re looking for a peaceful journey into nature you won’t find it here. Loud loud loud. People people people. Definitely great for families with kids. Bad for those wanting an escape. But I love it for my dogs, so I do this once a week. Lots of dogs!!! Do it clockwise to avoid being run over by mtn bikes. If everyone did it clockwise that would solve part of the problem of a crowded trail

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike! Loved how it started and ended at the silver star cafe so we were able to stop for drinks with a nice view afterwards. Would definitely recommend

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail! Easy to moderate, with shade in parts. Take lots of water.

hiking
11 months ago

Perfect afternoon hike as there is plenty of shade. Nice way to end the day!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice hike, well marked, good views, moderate amount of MTB riders but all were courteous and no concerns, We started left on the dawn trail which was nice, came down facing MTBs as previous reviewer notes and that seemed like the better setup. Would go again and spend more time plus you get to end at a nice little restaurant with good beer!

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome trail, but lots of bikes on the Armstrong portion of the trail. We started to the left, which meant we were facing the bikes luckily. Our 7 year old daughter did great and we loved the elevation and scenery!

hiking
11 months ago

What a great hike! Our 6 and 4 y/o did great. There are plenty of fun spots to stop and play.

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