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

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

This trail starts to the left of the Silver Lake Express chairlift in Deer Valley at Silver Lake Lodge and is used by a horseback riding company. Not a bad thing except the trail was dusty and very soft, loose dust-I thought I was walking on the beach in Destin, FL. Once you get to the deck, picnic tables and grills turn around and go back or you’ll be walking up a service road-not scenic. The lake is Jordanelle reservoir in the distance. Not a lake you touch or feel.

Great off leash fun for dogs but not in heat of summer unless you are willing to carry a lot of extra water. There is no water at all on this trail in the summer and as mentioned in prior review trails are mostly fully exposed. I hike and bike this frequently in fall and winter because of easy access. In the spring it can be muddy ( but not this year). I have seen moose here more than once - mostly in the winter months.

Much dustier and rockier than expected. This is more of a bike trail. No shade and no river crossings. Pretty views though.

road biking
1 month 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.

road biking
2 months ago

Nice paved trail outside Park City on the west side of the highway, nice scenic route along gentle hills. Contender Bicycles has opened a new bike shop at the end of the trail. The trail becomes White Pine Canyon road that leads to the Canyons Resort. The Park City end of trail becomes wide sidewalks that connect to other trails.

I would not recommend this trail. It gets one star for views. But it was dusty, full of horse manure and you return on a steep uninteresting fire road.

I recommend you skip this one and take the Silver Lake Trail which is longer but a 5 star hike to bald mt. Even if you turn around 1/2 way to the top and call me back.

2 months ago

This trail winds up and down a hillside, partially through a wealthy neighborhood. On over half the hike the highway is visible, which was a bummer. There is a fairly short section with shade, but mostly you hike alongside shrubs and wildflowers. We saw a snake, two deer and heard many critters rustling in the bushes. My puppy loved the dog beach at the stream. We were all happy that the dogs we encountered were on leashes. The restroom and drinking fountain at the trailhead were nice.

Incredible trail. Not well marked for the first 3 miles or so, but if you download the trail on the app it’s no big deal. Also since it’s a loop I may have done it backwards

mountain biking
2 months ago

Good trail system for beginners or kids. Smooth gravel surface, well maintained, marked with many access points. You can easily ride from Park City on the Rail Trail and find it.

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.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Nice, easy trail for some quick exercise with plenty of switchbacks right along I-80 in a residential neighborhood. If you’re on foot, expect to be dodging out of the way of mountain bikers often; this is not a technical trail and thus perfect for fast riding. I wouldn’t make this a destination hike by any means, but if you’re in the area and want to stretch your legs and get some Park City/Snyderville views, this will do just fine.

3 months ago

Love this hike. You start and finish this loop on paved trail and roads. The trail itself was in excellent condition with no technical spots. I thought it was an easy 4-mile hike. Possibly Easy + for the length and some elevation gain. My watch said 650 ft of total elevation gain by the end. Which isn't bad at all.
The views on this hike are amazing. You get to see so much of Park City on this hike. The mountain views are spectacular. I highly recommend this hike.

3 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.

4 months ago

Great hike, tons of wildlife in the spring time

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.

8 months ago

Name of trail is a bit confusing as we did not find a trail head with that specific name. Despite that, we had a nice, leisurely 8 mile hike through the interconnected trails and our dog was especially happy being off leash. This was a fairly easy trail, not gonna be awe struck with amazing views, but it was great exercise for

Currently pretty muddy and better suited to biking.

on Gambel Oak Loop

8 months ago

Nice and easy suburban day hike looping around a hill facing Park City mountain. We saw deer, magpies, and a couple of hawks. South and west-facing portions were dry, but north and east had some snow, ice and mud. Final stretch along busy Deer Valley Dr. is kind of a bummer after the pretty views.

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