Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
The Mid Mountain Trail roughly follows an 8,000-foot elevation contour as it traverses through the mountains above Park City.
Bench cut singletrack rolls along the mountainside, providing a surprising amount of climbing and descending for a contour trail.
While this trail is mostly smooth and flowy overall, rock gardens and root webs crop up in places—perfect for intermediate-level riders.
Where the trail crosses ski runs in the various resorts, jaw-dropping views open up of Park City below and the surrounding area. Overall, Park City's trails fall into the intermediate difficulty range, with some being a bit easier and some being a bit harder.
This holds true for Mid Mountain, but Mid Mountain is one of the older trails that was built for mountain bikers in this region.
At points, the trail shows its age with its alignment and wear, but it still remains a classic.
When riders talk about mountain biking in Park City, they'll most often mention the Wasatch Crest first...
and then Mid Mountain second.
Despite some sections that might not flow that well, this trail is still a must-ride in Park City. While this trail begins at Deer Valley and runs all the way to the Canyons, very few people ride it in its entirety from end-to-end.
Rather, since it connects to almost every single trail in Park City, it is often looped in a variety of ways—this is just one option.
The route mapped here climbs up Armstrong to access Mid-Mountain, and it descends down through the trails at the Canyons resort.
Sources: http://mountaintrails.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/MM2017-1.jpeg https://www.basinrecreation.org/trail/mid-mountain/