Park City is an outdoor lover’s paradise, and hiking is one of the most popular summer activities for both locals and visitors to the area. Hiking is a wonderful way to clear the mind, experience nature, and in some cases, climb to cooler temperature. There are a wide array of great hiking trails in Park City, suitable for all fitness levels and interests. Whether you’re looking for a long hike in the alpine, or just a quick morning jaunt to get your blood moving, there’s a trail for everyone in this picturesque mountain town. Let’s explore the 10 best hiking trails around Park City, sorted by shortest to longest hiking length!


McPolin Farm Nature Trail

McPolin Farm Nature Trail

Distance: 1.6 miles roundtrip

For an easy hike, the McPolin Farm Nature Trail is an excellent choice. This 1.6-mile loop offers idyllic views of a historic white barn and surrounding meadows. The is popular with runners, walkers, and for people with children, and dogs are allowed on leash. The trail is open year-round with great nature views and opportunities to observe wildlife.


Bloods Lake Trail

Bloods Lake Trail

Distance: 2.8 miles roundtrip, 462 feet of elevation gain

This 2.8-mile out and back trail is a local favorite and one of the most popular Park City hikes. The moderately challenging trail leads to a beautiful alpine lake, where you can enjoy a quick dip in the brisk water during summer. With sweeping views of the surrounding mountains, full of wildflowers in the spring or vibrant colors in the fall, this trail is a rewarding challenge. If you feel like adding some distance, Lackawaxen Lake is just a bit further along the same trail. 


Jenny’s Trail

Jennys Trail in Park City

Distance: 3.3 miles, 715 feet of elevation gain

This moderate 3.3-mile out and back trail starts at the Park City base area and climbs up the ski area, providing beautiful views of Park City and the surrounding mountains. Along the way, you’ll encounter a variety of wildflowers, dense forested areas, and potential wildlife sightings. The gradual elevation gain offers a good workout without being too demanding, making it a perfect way to experience the beauty of Park City hiking without tackling a difficult ascent.


Dawn’s Trail

Distance: 3.6 miles, 846 feet of elevation gain

Dawn’s Trail is a scenic hiking route that starts at the bottom of the Silver Star lift at Park City Mountain Resort. This moderate 3.6-mile trail winds its way up the mountain under the chairlift, then takes you through beautiful aspen groves and pine forests. The well-maintained path is perfect for a peaceful hike, as it’s one of the few foot traffic-only trails in Park City. This trail is best between late spring to early fall, when the weather is pleasant and the trail is free of snow. Dogs are welcome but must be on leash.


Bald Mountain via Silver Lake Trail

Bald Mountain trail in Deer Valley

Distance: 4 miles, 1,266 feet of elevation gain

For a little more challenging hike with stunning views, the trail to Bald Mountain is hard to beat. This 4-mile out and back trail starts from the Deer Valley base area and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. This hike is especially gorgeous in late spring/early summer when the wildflowers are in bloom. With over 1,200 feet in elevation gain over just 2 miles, this trail can be strenuous, but you also have access to the Deer Valley chairlift if you want to give your legs a break on the descent. This is a very popular hiking trail in the area, so you’ll likely encounter many other hikers. Dogs are allowed on leash. 


Lofty Lake Loop Trail

Lofty Lake trail outside of Park City

Distance: 4.5 miles, 948 feet of elevation gain

Located in the nearby Uinta Mountains, the Lofty Lakes Loop near Kamas, Utah is worth the short drive from Park City. This 4.4-mile loop takes you past several high alpine lakes and beautiful mountain scenery. The views are absolutely stunning in spring and summer, when lush carpets of wildflowers and greenery pop out. This trail is quite popular for hiking and fishing, so you’ll likely encounter other people exploring the area. But, since it’s a bit more remote than the other hikes above, you can still get a true wilderness feel without driving too far from Park City. Dogs are welcome on leash.


Armstrong and Spiro LoopTrail

Spiro Loop Hiking Train in Park City

Length: 6.1 miles roundtrip, 1,095 feet of elevation gain

The 6.1-mile loop is typically considered a moderately challenging hike because of the elevation gain. The trail climbs through lush aspen groves and pine forests, and is popular for birding in addition to hiking. With lots of shade, this popular trail is ideal for a refreshing escape from summer heat. The trail is well-maintained and can be hiked year-round, although winter conditions may require snowshoes or spikes. If you are looking for a great Park City hike but don’t want to venture too far from town, this trail is a great option. Parking can be a challenge, so it is advised to park at Park City Mountain Resort and walk to the trailhead. Dogs are allowed on leash, and we suggest bring bug repellent as there can be bugs lower down. 


Round Valley Rail Trail

Round Valley Trail in Park City

Distance: 7.1 miles, 728 feet of elevation gain

The Round Valley Rail Trail offers a scenic hike winding through open meadows and rolling hills, with expansive views of Park City and the surrounding mountains. This 7-mile loop is accessible year-round, making it a popular destination for hiking, mountain biking, and trail running in warmer months. If you are looking to avoid crowds, try going in the early morning or later in the afternoon. Dogs may be off leash in certain areas. 


Glenwilde Loop Trail

Glenwilde Trail in Park City

Distance: 8.2 miles, 1,095 feet of elevation gain

The Glenwilde Loop is a versatile trail that offers something for everyone. This 8.5-mile loop trail meanders through rolling hills, sagebrush, and open meadows, with excellent views of Park City and the surrounding mountain landscape. The trail is relatively easy and not typically crowded, making it an accessible option for hikers of all skill levels who want some solitude. The trail is popular with mountain bikers, so it’s wise to be on the lookout for bikers coming up behind you. Dogs are welcome but must be on leash.


Mid Mountain Trail

Mid Mountain trail in Park City

Distance: 24.9, 2,713 feet of elevation gain

This out and back trail is over 24 miles long, but with shorter sections accessible from various points, you will have no trouble finding a suitable day hike. The trail offers a mix of aspen groves, conifer forests, and open meadows, with beautiful views of the Wasatch mountains. The trail is moderately challenging, making it ideal for hikers with some experience and a good level of fitness. It’s also a popular mountain biking trail, so be prepared to share the path. Dogs are welcome but must be on leash.

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