FIVE PARK CITY HIKES WITH THE BEST NATURE VIEWS
Park City, Utah boasts more than 400 miles of trails, which if you ask us, makes for the perfect summer adventures. With so many trails, it can be difficult to know which hikes are suited for you, so we picked five of our favorites! Whether you're searching for family-friendly outings or a longer adventure to the top of a mountain, any one of these trails is a great starting point for your next Park City hike. 1. Farm Trail (easy) - Great for the entire family, this easy paved trail takes you by Park City's historic McPolin Barn off of Highway 224. The path stretches for several miles, so you can go as far as you would like, while enjoying the mountain aspens, the postcard-worthy McLeod Creek, and a meadow of grazing horses. Make it a morning adventure or after-lunch stroll. It's a picturesque payoff that doesn't require any hiking expertise. View the whole trail network online. 2. Round Valley Trail System (easy - moderate) - Round Valley trail system sits on nearly 700 acres of open space, hovering at about 6,500 feet making it a popular hiking spot in early spring and late fall. The 30 miles of trails, that include both double and single track, can be accessed from several trail-heads including Quinn's Junction and Old Ranch Road. Check out a map of the entire trail system. There is limited shade, so plan to head out early in the morning to avoid the heat of the day. 3. Jenni's Trail (moderate) - One of the newer trails in Park City, this 5.1 mile one-way trail starts from Park City Mountain Resort and ascends 1,300 feet to panoramic views from the top of Payday Lift. The trail is wide and smooth and it is easy to create a shorter, family-friendly hike that is about five miles by turning around at the Payday mid-station. Check out the turn-by-turn directions from the resort staff. 4. Silver Lake Trail (more strenuous) - Take Park City's free bus service to Deer Valley Resort's Silver Lake Lodge to start the trail. From here the trail winds its way up Bald Mountain climbing 1,300 feet in a two mile stretch. The hike leads you to spectacular views of the Jordanelle Reservoir and Uinta Mountains. From the top, you can descend the Ontario Canyon Trail, which slowly winds down the mountain, ending back at Silver Lake Lodge. View Deer Valley staff's trail description. 5. Fantasy Ridge (strenuous) - This six mile trail winds through aspen groves and across a ridge-line to Canyons Resort's highest peak at 9,900 feet The pay-off ? 1,890 feet of elevation gain with panoramic views of both Park City and Uinta Mountains. View all of Canyon's hiking trails. For more information on Park City's trail system, visit the Mountain Trails Foundation online. Or when you arrive, stop at the Visitor Information Center to speak with our knowledgeable staff.