Rob's Trail

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Hike up a ridgeline through aspens and pines to a view over Canyons Resort.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
6.7 km
Ascent
245 m
Descent
245 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
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Rob's Trail Map

Description

Rob’s Trail begins from a small roadside parking area on Bear Hollow Drive, near the Utah Olympic Park. It enters the forest and heads uphill immediately, climbing through a few sunny patches, but mostly staying in the shady forest on its way to the ridge crest. The aspen trees become taller and denser near the top, which makes an especially colorful spectacle in fall.

For the first 0.8 miles you may have to contend with downhill mountain bikers, but after Rob’s trail takes a sharp right to veer away from Rosebud’s Heaven Trail and follow the ridge crest, it is uphill only for bikes. It is then more pleasant for hiking because bikers go slowly. This portion of the trail is less steep as well, as it traverses the forested slope just north of the crest.

Eventually, Rob’s Trail meets the saddle between this ridgeline and the next, where it crosses from the north to south aspect of the ridge. Suddenly the forest gives way to scrubby meadows and great views over the Canyons area of Park City Resort. Rob’s Trail ends at the junction with Ambush trail after just over 2 miles from the trailhead. You can either turn around there or continue on Ambush to link up with other trails and higher viewpoints on the mountain.

Sources: https://www.stayparkcity.com/blog/top-park-city-hikes/ http://map.mountaintrails.org/

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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