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This uphill jaunt through hillside woodland is practically in town in Park City.
You can easily bike or even walk to the trailhead on Mellow Mountain Drive.
That’s good because there isn’t actually a parking area there, though you can park on Aerie Drive and link with Gambel Oak via a section of Prospector Trail. As the name suggests, Gambel Oak Trail ascends a hillside where gambel oak is prevalent, but other plants like maples, elderberry bushes, sagebrush, and various wildflowers are mixed in.
Higher on the hill, aspens appear as well.
In general, the foliage is not especially dense, so views and sunshine are plentiful. A network of trails popular for hiking and biking weave around this hill.
At the top of Gambel Oak, you can either return the way you came or continue on Lost Prospector Trail to make a loop of about 4 miles.
Different variations are also possible with other interconnecting trails. Sources: http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/gambel.htm http://map.mountaintrails.org/