Trail difficulty
Green
Elevation Gain
280.00 ft (85.34 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
8.00 mi (12.87 km)
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This fun and easy ride starts out from the Redstone shopping area at Kimball Junction just northwest of Park City. The trail alternates between pavement and packed dirt, and it is nicely maintained throughout. You'll pass through many local neighborhoods with homes and condos that enjoy incredible access to open spaces and trails right out their back patio. From Redstone you begin by heading south between the Swanner Nature Preserve and Highway 224. Stay on the dirt path here that eventually becomes a long foot bridge and then turns left into the Willow Creek neighborhood. Eventually you will cross Old Ranch Road and transfer to the McLeod Creek Trail, which starts just a few dozen yards to the right of where you cross. Everything is very well marked by the way. Continue on McLeod Creek as it passes under the tall trees and along the small river, and you will emerge just across Highway 224 from the White Barn. Veer left and the dirt path becomes paved again; ride toward the White Barn while staying on the opposite side of Highway 224. Take a right at the underpass to access McPolin Farm and to access additional pathways. If you turn around at the barn you will have an 8-mile round-trip ride, but feel free to continue on into Park City proper for a further trek.

You won't be able to do this on a road cycle, but you could manage it on a hybrid or cruiser bike if you don't have a mountain bike. While much of the trail is paved, there are several packed dirt and several long foot bridge sections. This is a great trail to enjoy after work in the summer. Watch out for the many walkers with their dogs because this is a popular trail around sunset. When you arrive at Redstone, make sure not to park in the residential and/or reserved parking areas.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Great after-work ride. Paved and dirt trail.

Cons

Can be crowded.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Trailhead Elevation

6,407.00 ft (1,952.85 m)

Highest point

6,687.00 ft (2,038.20 m)

Net Elevation Gain

280.00 ft (85.34 m)

Features

Near lake or river
Bird watching
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Hiking

Route Characteristics

Trail

Location

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