Park City hiking trails / trail running
Get your trail fix on in Park City! With over 400 miles of trail to choose from, you can hike a new trail every day of the summer or try your hand (or foot) at trail running. In addition to the many miles of trail throughout town, all three of the area’s ski resorts open their mountain doors in the summer to provide you with some of the most amazing hiking experiences in the state.
One of the most popular hikes is Silver Lake at Deer Valley. Get ready to sweat as you climb 1,300 feet in just two miles as you make your way up to Bald Mountain. There are incredible views of the Jordanelle Reservoir and Uinta Mountains waiting for you at the top. After you’ve caught your breath and taken a few selfies you can either head back down the same trail or descend down the Ontario Canyon Trail, which winds slowly down the mountain and lands you back at Silver Lake Lodge.
Another strenuous hike, Fantasy Ridge, starts at the Canyons at Park City Mountain. It’s a six mile trail that gains nearly 1,900 feet of elevation during ascent. The trail winds through aspens and across a ridgeline to the resort’s highest peak (9,900 feet). The amazing panoramic views of Park City and the Uinta Mountains make it a worthwhile hike.
Jenni’s Trail is a somewhat newer trail that starts at Park City Mountain Resort and goes to the top of Payday Lift. It’s a little more moderate if you hike to the top, but because the trail is wider and smoother than some, it can easily be turned into a family-friendly hike for the little ones. Just turn around at the Payday mid-station and it’s about a five mile round trip hike.