Monday, May 27, 2019

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 1,000 ft over 2.5 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 therefore gets packed on weekends. 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 early in the morning to avoid the bikers.


**Updated February 2019**
Rob's Trail is now closed during the winter months, 
November 1 through May 15th, due to private property issues. Please respect the "trail closed" signs.
Hiking Rob's Trail


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: 5 miles RT
Elevation gain: 1003 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 & bikes.
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
Walking up through a forested section. This is one of things I love most about this trail - how shaded it is.
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
Lots of trail signs.
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
This 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.
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.
Hiking Rob's Trail, Hiking in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
You'll see two trails splits, stay right for both following the signs for Rob's Trail.

Snow leftover on Memorial Day 2019!
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. From this intersection, turn left (south).
To get to the small overlook, take the faint trail to the East, heading up the hill. You should have an awesome view of The Canyons ski resort!
 Return back to the 4-way intersection and continue West.
 Hiking over several downed trees from Winter.
 You'll come to another intersection. We decided to continue west, until we reached Mid-Mountain.
Wow, still more snow at the end of May!
 Hiking by Upper Boa ski run.
Our end designation for the day was the trail split for Mid-Mountain. From here you can continue in either direction to connect with other trails. This was 2.75 miles one way from the car (included the small overlook).

Check out my YouTube video!


Trail map.

 

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