Friday, February 3, 2017

Hiking Rob's Trail

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Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
Rob's Trail in Park City, UT is a fun & easy trail that climbs a mere 730 ft over 2 miles to a beautiful overlook of The Canyons Ski Resort, Park City, and surrounding mountains. The trail works its way through evergreen forest, aspen trees, with great views along the way. This is a very popular trail, and therefor gets packed down during and right after a snowstorm. In summer it's a popular trail with mountain bikers connecting from the Mid-Mountain Trail so be careful of bikes flying through in warm months. This trail is dog friendly as well, but the best time to hike here with your furry friend is in Winter to avoid the bikers.


From SLC head east on I-80 towards Park City. Take exit 145 for Kimball Junction and head south on HWY 224. In 2.1 miles turn Right onto Bear Hollow Drive at the light. Drive another 1.4 miles until you reach the TH on your left. Here is a driving map. There are no restrooms available. 

Distance: 3.8 miles RT
Elevation gain: 730 ft
Time: 1-2 hours
Dog friendly? Technically Park City requires dogs on leash but nobody does. Keep a leash handy just in case and for wildlife.
Kid friendly? Yes!
Fees/Permits? None
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
 Right at the parking area you'll see Basin Rec's trailhead sign for Rob's Trail, Colin's, and Mid-Mountain Trail.
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
 Pass the wildlife & info sign.
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
 Be advised that you are entering avalanche hazard area. Always check avalanche conditions before heading out to hike or ski.
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
 The trail was really pretty and forested.
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
 I love how gentle of a climb this trail is. Great for a recovery hike, or an easy trail run in summer.
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
 The trail soon opens and you'll have a nice view looking East and down into the elite Bear Hollow neighborhood.
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
 @nicole04321 works her way up the trail.
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
 The trail eventually turns West after a trail split, and the trees seemed even bigger now.
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
 You'll come to a 4-way intersection with this bench. This shows just how deep the snow is this winter! Normally you could sit on this to rest, but all you can see is the backrest. From this intersection, turn left (south).
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
 Heather from Explore with Heather leads the way for the last stretch of the trail to the overlook.
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
Hike up the last hill until you reach what seems like a clearing in the sage brush and the high point of the hill. You should have an awesome view of The Canyons ski resort!
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
Panorama of Rob's Trail overlook.
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
 Group photo of the "Hiking in Utah with our Dogs" group. The group is free to join on Meetup and Facebook and we hike year-round with our dogs off leash.
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
**UPDATE**
This new rule mainly affects bikers - riders now have to travel "uphill" only on Rob's Trail. This rule actually makes it safer for dog owners, since you won't have to worry about bikes flying down the trail and trampling your dog.
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Trail stats via Gaia GPS. 
Rob's Trail trail map
Trail map of Rob's Trail looking South.




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Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
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3 comments:

  1. Yeah I have to say from doing it in the summer I just enjoyed this trail wayyyyy more during the winter! - Heather @ExploreWithHeather.com

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  2. Boy, you have a lot of snow! It is so nice to see the west getting lots of snow in the mountains. Great help for the drought:) Love Charlie in the final photo! Hope he found a good treasure buried in there:)

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    1. Yes, we've gotten a ton of snow this year! BTW, I'm moderating comments now (I saw your other post) because I've been getting harassed by another user and I've been getting a lot of spam comments. I love reading your comments! -Alicia

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