Union Pacific Rail Trail

EASY 13 reviews
#3 of 5 trails in

Union Pacific Rail Trail is a 26.6 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Park City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

26.6 miles
147 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


bird watching

partially paved

rails trails


wild flowers

no shade

Pleasant 28 mile bike ride on the mostly gravel/dirt surface of an old railroad bed. The trail follows an old railroad grade 28 miles from Park City to Echo Utah. If ridden from south to north it is an easy flat to downhill ride. The northern section from Coalville to Echo is somewhat overgrown with lots of puncture causing stickers.

road biking
7 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!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

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)

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.

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.

5 months ago

mountain biking
6 months ago

road biking
8 months ago

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Monday, October 23, 2017

mountain biking
Monday, July 24, 2017

bird watching
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wednesday, June 03, 2015