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Very boring not much to see as views

Very nice hike. First time using this app. Printed hard copy of route, and the AllTrails map was not very clear regarding trail names and distance between trail junctions. Trail itself was well marked once you were on it, but tricky to find start points. For example, at top of hike, I was looking for Flagstaff trail, and mountain signs for Flagstaff took me in wrong direction. Anyway, pleasant hike. Not too many bikers, and nice to start hike before chair lifts started added more bike traffic.

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.

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

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.

2 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.

Excellent hike back in time!

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

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!

Great views and trail (especially the parallel trails (mid-mountain) take you though a variety of surfaces and trees. Good running trail but there are some slippery down hills

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.

11 months ago

We took the Silver Lake part of this trail up for 2.5 miles to the top of Bald Mountain and rode the chair lift down. Beautiful!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Beautiful hiking. Nice steady grade to the top.

We did a loop using Jenni's -- Loose Moose -- CMG, and it was beautiful. The trailhead is difficult to find, so, if you're looking for Jenni's, start up the slope from the parking lot until you get to the top of the First Time ski lift, then that's when you go west (on a pretty well-defined trail). This would be a great hike for families or anyone looking for something beautiful that could be challenging (if taken at a quick pace) or more leisurely.

Enjoyable easy hike on the Park City slopes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Park City is a fun year round resort, from skiing in the Winter to hiking and other fun outdoor activities in the summer. It's a great place to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Hiked to the top of Bald Mountain for some spectacular views of Deer Valley and the Jordanelle Reservoir. I'm from Savannah, GA, so the hike and the elevation change was quite challenging for me. Breaks, measured breathing techniques and lots of water helped. It was so worth it! And if you hike to the top, you can take the lift down for free.

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.

horseback riding
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Fun ride through the mountains. It was fun to see the same place we ski without snow on it. My horse was a palomino named Amigo. Beautiful view of Jordanelle Lake.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Beautiful views! We did this hike with our 6 and 9 yr old grandchildren. Portions are steep, but mostly well shaded. Sunny straight paths across the slopes connect the steep portions. Wear sunscreen and bring water. We hiked up and rode the lift down.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Did a version of this hike today with my wife and daughter. We did Holly to Mid Mountain and back to Holly for a loop - iPhone showed 15 miles. The Holly trail is unremarkable - mostly a side hill walk with not much shade in an area of low vegetation. Much of this trail is close to roads, lifts, etc.,, The Mid Mountain trail was nice - very different hike in Aspen and Lodgepole Pine forrest. The views from this trail were spectacular. Enjoyed the hike overall. Didn't see that many mountain bikers and the ones we did come across were very polite.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

This trail is interrupted by civilization too often to be rated more highly. It also has long, mundane stretches. I unintentionally did a couple of miles of the Ontario trail, up and back down a mountain, which turned out to be the best part of the day. All in all, an enjoyable hike, but there are better.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Great ride mountain bike from Silver Lake to St Regis 3.97 miles. Great ride

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