Murdock Peak via Old Red Pine Road

MODERATE 39 reviews

Murdock Peak via Old Red Pine Road is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2050 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

snow

1. Take the Old Red Pine Road trail (directly across from the bathrooms at the parking lot) 2. Turn left when the trail dead ends just after a wooden bridge. You'll have hiked quite a ways, you'll see a creek and a fairly flat trail in a meadow. 3. Hike for about a mile. You'll come to the crest trail, just before your current trail and crest merge is a sign "No bikes on odd days". 4. Look to your left in the grove of Aspens, that's the trail up to Murdock Peak. Murdock peak has a white board on it attached to a box, that's where you're going. There will be much bush whacking to get to the top. Bring some long pants unless you wanna get banged up.

hiking
12 days ago

trail running
15 days ago

Busy trailhead but no one took this trail. Not overwhelmingly steep with lots of flat sections to allow trail running up. Last part there is no single trail, pretty much a bushwhack to the peak. Amazing views.

trail running
18 days ago

The trail was great up until the last 500 vertical feet. I saw two moose and went over to a canyons ski lift, so that was really cool. Once you finally get the point of getting to the peak there is almost not trail at all. The view is great however, and not busy at all.

trail running
27 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked up from the Big Water trailhead. Arrived at the saddle right at dawn for a beautiful sunrise. Then climbed Murdock Peak which had great views in every direction. Followed the ridge to Millvue Peak and then down the Lambs Canyon trail to Elbow Fork trailhead. .

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike in the heat of summer. Can run up most of the trail. Recommend following GPS near the turn off toward the peak or you can easily miss the trail. Can add some miles by taking big water trail on the way down.

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Went on an odd day and only saw a handful of people. The Murdock peak original trail turnoff shown on this map doesn't exist. You have to go to the ski area around the peak and it's a very steep hike up to the peak. I didn't bother with it, the rest of the trail was wonderful enough.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike but we did have to move out of the way a lot for bicyclists on the trail.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail and views from above Park City, no where on this trail will it say "Park City overlook". It's lower water trail to start straight in front of the parking lot then Old Red Pine road trail is what you want to follow up. As Ashley S said to go to the top it's easy to miss (we did) because the trail is not clearly marked to summit Murdock and it is a bushwhack she gives good directions on how not to miss it.

10 months ago

Alright, here are clear directions. DO NOT take GWT to Crest, unless you want a 13 mile + hike. I mean the views are epic, you can also get to a ski lift at the top of the canyons this way. If you want to go Directly to Murdock do this:
1. Take the Old Red Pine Road trail (directly across from the bathrooms at the parking lot)
2. Turn left when the trail dead ends just after a wooden bridge. You'll have hiked quite a ways, you'll see a creek and a fairly flat trail in a meadow. 3. Hike for about a mile. You'll come to the crest trail, just before your current trail and crest merge is a sign "No bikes on odd days". Look to your left in the grove of Aspens, that's the trail up to Murdock Peak. Murdock peak has a white board on it attached to a box, that's where you're going. There will be much bush whacking to get to the top. Bring some long pants unless you wanna get banged up.

hiking
11 months ago