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Hiking in Park City, Utah

hiking in Park City, UT
Park City hiking trails

Park City in the summertime offers some of the best mountain biking, road cycling, and hiking available. So, lace up those boots and visit one of the numerous specialty shops to try out the latest in hiking gear. As the snow melts from those mountaintops, Park City comes alive with endless choices of mountain trails for outdoor enthusiasts.

With the town’s two ski areas open for summertime access, you have over 150 miles of public trails to choose from, all ideal for hiking. From a scenic evening stroll to an adrenaline-raising day spent on the mountain, Park City is a great destination. Major hiking trails are available throughout the 325 miles of public terrain, as well as through town.

So come to Park City to enjoy the crisp, clean mountain air, the friendly atmosphere, and the beautiful scenery you’ll take in as you explore the trails we have to offer. Remember to take plenty of water, wear comfortable, layered clothing, lots of sunscreen, and a hat. Above all, don’t forget your camera!

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Popular Hiking Trails

Beaver Creek Trail (easy)

Enjoy a rambling ride through fragrant forests, traveling along the beaver-inhabited stream. This 4.5-mile trail is ideal for beginners and families out for a picnic. Trailhead is 6 miles east of Kamas, on the Mirror Lake Highway/UT 150.

Deer Valley Resort (more difficult)

Offering a trail for everyone, Deer Valley Resort offers lift-served hiking and biking. You can choose from a multitude of downhill options. The resort’s bike shop has detailed maps and information.

Glenwild Loop (more difficult)

Over 12 miles of backcountry trails north of Kimball Junction, connecting you to endless single track. Access from Jeremy Ranch Elementary School and East Canyon parking.

Mid-Mountain Trail (most difficult)

This trail of more than 20 miles winds through spectacular aspen and conifer groves, through deep canyons, and across several creeks. Access the trail from Silver Lake Lodge (Deer Valley), or various points within Park City Mountain Resort, The Canyons Resort, or Sun Peak.

Promontary Trail (most difficult)

There are 3 legs to this trail, ranging from beginner to advanced. Three Mile Canyon Trail is a great workout for beginners to intermediates. South Canyon Trail is five miles of single track, great for intermediates. The 8-mile Princess Di Trail is an long, technical, and isolated trail excellent for the advanced hiker/biker. Access from the Rail Trail.

Rail Trail (easy)

This easy, relatively flat trail is perfect for beginners, families, or those looking for a long, uninterrupted workout. Access the trailhead off Bonanza drive and Prospector, or off Wyatt Earp Way. 26 miles roundtrip.

Round Valley (easy)

This 6-mile trail follows a mild route up and down to Old Ranch Road. It is perfect for beginner and intermediate hikers and bikers. Access trailhead near the National Ability Center Equestrian Center.

Shadow Lake (most difficult)

This ride takes you from historic Main Street, past the remains of the Silver King Mine, and across Park City Resort’s aspen-bound ski slopes, offering great views of the town below. Continue on to Crescent Ridge, and then descend back to town. This 10-mile ride starts on King Road, at the junction with Sampson Avenue.

Soapstone Basin (easy)

This is a fast-paced, backcountry tour that loops around groves of fir and aspen trees. Venture over to the Bluffs overlook and you’ll view the Duchesne River gorge, over 2,000 feet deep. This trail is 16.5 miles and is accessed in Kamas.

Tour de Homes (more difficult)

This 5.8-mile loop is well-marked and signed, taking you through beautiful Deer Valley Resort by way of the many beautiful homes in this valley. Access the trail at Snow Park Lodge.

Tour des Suds (extreme)

Enjoy this end-of-season race, which culminates with a festive picnic with plenty of suds. Overflowing with Park City history, this race is fun for all. It starts in Park City, climbs to Guardsman Pass and then returns.

Wasatch Crest Ridge Connector (more difficult)

This trail follows the “backbone of Utah” and is the premier mountain bike trail in the area. This ridgetop singletrack requires good lungs, and even better legs, but rewards you with unimagined mountaintop scenery. You can access this 20-mile ride at the end of Mill Creek Canyon’s scenic drive, in Salt Lake City.