Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hiking PC Hill

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Hiking PC HIll in Park City, Utah, Easy hikes in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Park City with Dogs
PC Hill is the local's hiking hill as the huge letters standing for Park City are dominant from all around town. PC Hill is not as high in elevation as Bald Mountain or Jupiter Peak, but the prominent PC is more recognizable. This is a super short hike, which makes it great for kids and older folks visiting from out of town that aren't used to the elevation, or if you only have half an hour. The views from the top give a great view of all of Park City and surrounding mountains. This trail has zero shade and water, so bring at least 1/2 liter for the dogs.


If driving from SLC use this map
There are no restrooms. There is enough parking spaces for probably 50 cars. The road has a lot of potholes so watch out for those. 

Distance: 1.4 miles RT
Elevation gain: 518 ft
Time: 30 min - 1 hour
Dog friendly? Yes, off leash
Kid friendly? Yes
Fees/Permits? None
Hiking PC HIll in Park City, Utah, Easy hikes in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Park City with Dogs
 The trail starts right from the parking lot. This sign says dogs have to be leashed within TH areas (aka the parking lot) - once you are on the actual trail they can be off leash. 
Hiking PC HIll in Park City, Utah, Easy hikes in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Park City with Dogs
 The trail makes two long switchbacks uphill. I was really short on time so I did this as a half hike/half trail run so I didn't carry anything except my GoPro. No Charlie today either - he was happily resting at home.
Hiking PC HIll in Park City, Utah, Easy hikes in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Park City with Dogs
 Next switchback heading South.
Hiking PC HIll in Park City, Utah, Easy hikes in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Park City with Dogs
 You'll reach the first trail intersection - keep straight/left for PC Hill.
Hiking PC HIll in Park City, Utah, Easy hikes in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Park City with Dogs
 When you reach the fence at the saddle, turn left and work your way up the hill. There are several trails going in a bunch of different directions, but they all lead uphill.
Hiking PC HIll in Park City, Utah, Easy hikes in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Park City with Dogs
 I reached the PC letters in 11 minutes! I'm not really a runner so I was definitely out of breath!
Hiking PC HIll in Park City, Utah, Easy hikes in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Park City with Dogs
 Taking gin the view & taking a quick break!
Hiking PC HIll in Park City, Utah, Easy hikes in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Park City with Dogs
 View of the letter "P".
Hiking PC HIll in Park City, Utah, Easy hikes in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Park City with Dogs
 The view looking NW.
Hiking PC HIll in Park City, Utah, Easy hikes in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Park City with Dogs
 The view looking SW - the peak to the far left with a bit of snow is Bald Mountain - the top of Silver Lake Lift at Deer Valley.
Hiking PC HIll in Park City, Utah, Easy hikes in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Park City with Dogs
On top of PC Hill - the elevation here is a mere 7,202 ft. 
PC Hill Trail map

Shout out to Heather at Explore with Heather for the suggestion to hike PC Hill!
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Hiking PC HIll in Park City, Utah, Easy hikes in Park City, Utah, Hiking in Park City with Dogs

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out Alicia... Love this quick little hike! - Heather @ExploreWithHeather.com

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  2. Sometimes it's nice to just take a short quick hike for a little exercise that doesn't take all day. Nice hike with a great view:)

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