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The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

The Woods Trail & Dog Park is one of Kimball Junction, Utah’s dog park. It is located in a neighborhood to the north of I-80, this small dog park is fenced in for your furry pal to run around and get his energy out. After playing ball, grab your leash and take your choice of two trails starting from the dog park – the easy 0.5 mile loop that wraps around the pond, or the longer 1.3 mile loop that weaves its way through the neighborhood with view of Summit Park Peak.

The Woods dog park is well maintained by the Snyderville Basin Recreation District. It’s probably the cleanest dog I’ve been to in the SLC area! The fenced in area is small, but there’s plenty of room to play ball and let your dog loose. There is a restroom at the parking lot, trash cans, doggie poop bags are provided, and a small bench under a shelter if it’s raining.

From SLC, head East on I-80 and take exit 141 for Jeremy Ranch. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp, then left at the next stop sign (gas station will be kitty corner to this stop sign). At the round-a-bout, continue straight on Rasmussen Rd. Pass the tennis court on your left. At the next stop sign (Sunrise Dr), turn left. Drive straight until you see the sign for The Woods Trailhead, and park there. Address is 4275 Sunrise Dr, Park City, Utah.

Here’s a driving map.

Distance: 1.31 miles RT

Elevation gain: 130 ft

Time: 1 hour

Dog friendly? Yes!

Kid friendly? Yes!

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

The Woods Trailhead and parking area.

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

Walk down the paved path until you see the fenced in dog park on your left.

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

Charlie and I were the only ones here on a Friday morning at 8:30am. Whenever we go to dog parks he’s not super interested in playing with other dogs – only his Chuckit! ball thrower, so he wasn’t sad other dogs weren’t there.

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

Romping around in his usual fashion.

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

After playing in the dog park, we decided to walk the easy trail. It starts out paved, but soon turns to a gravel path. Dogs are technically supposed to be leashed on these trails, but since no one was there, I let him off.

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

Walking by the neighborhood pond. I tried not to let Charlie swim in it – the water didn’t look the cleanest.

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

You will be able to see I-80 from this path, but it is fenced.

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

Enjoying the walk!

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

You will come to a trail split – turning right will put you on the 0.5 mile loop, and heading left is the 1.3 mile loop. Charlie has a lot of energy, so we went left.

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

Passing by another man-made decorative pond. It does a good job in making you feel like you are in the wilderness (for about 2 seconds!)

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

This was the first sign I saw about being in a private community. Make sure you put your dog on leash if others are around and when you cross the street ahead.

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

Taking a break to catch his breath. I really liked this section of the path with all the Aspen trees.

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

The Woods Trail will take you behind really large homes.

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

Putting his leash on to cross the road, then continuing on the path straight ahead.

The Woods Trail and Dog Park, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

We made our loop back to the parking lot, where you can see it’s totally empty! That’s the restroom on the far right, which was thankfully open.

April 2019

So much snow still!

The Woods Trail & Dog Park

 We had such a good winter that there was still snow mid-April!

The Woods Trail & Dog Park

Making new puppy friends!

 

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