Park City Beginner Mountain Bike Trails

Park City Beginner Mountain Bike Trails

When you speak about Park City, one commonality of conversations is the love of our mountain bike trail system. Summer needs no justification for mountain biking 24/7. It’s rare to find a local in the community who hasn’t biked a mountain trail in PC. 


Basin Recreation Mountain Bike Trails

Basin Recreation maintains over 170 miles of IMBA Gold Level Ride Center Award trails throughout Park City. Make sure to view the Trails Report before going out on your adventure. Basin Recreation lists trails for summer, along with amenities, and a trail report. Check out their website to find information on trail use and maps of the many different biking trails in and around Park City.


Deer Valley Mountain Bike Trails

Deer Valley hosts a beginner level “downhill only” mountain bike trail, Holy Roller. Make sure to heed the Mountain Biker Code of Conduct, found on their printable PDF mountain bike trail map. Glide with ease down the mountainside, the same mountain that you can ski on during the winter! Grab a lift ticket, and sling your bike on the back of a lift seat at the Sterling Express. Once you get off, soak in and get pictures of the gorgeous view. Then, be a kid again and take your bike down the side of the mountain for a leisurely ride.


More Beginner Park City Bike Trails

RTS mountain bike trail located outside Olympic Park in the Junction area of Park City is an easy 2.7-mile singletrack trail with less than 500 feet of elevation change. Ride through beautiful stands of Aspens, soak in views at 6500 feet elevation and bike in a partially shaded trail. 

For a similar experience to RTS, try the Cobblestone Loop Trail. At just under 7000 feet for the highest point in this trail, you’ll be sure to get a great run and views on this singletrack trail. Easy to follow, this trail runs straight, then loops at the end for a turnaround and doubleback to the start of the trail.


“Paved” Mountain Biking Options in Park City

A beginner biking trail you will commonly see bikers ride is Union Pacific Rail Trail, Utah’s first non-motorized rail trail. Meandering through mountain landscapes with over 25 miles of flat, paved biking trail, you can spend as little as an hour or an entire day on this local’s favorite trail in Park City.

Three Mile Canyon Trail is a paved surface winding through the mountainside. As its name implies, this trail is a touch over three miles with an average grade of only 4%, easy for even the most inexperienced of mountain bikers. 

McCloud Creek Bike Trails run along Park City’s main corridor, and offer views of nature preserves, riding over bridges and biking past streams. You’ll be sure to see other bikers on this paved trail as well, as this is a local summertime favorite.


Mountain Bike Etiquette

Mountain Trails Foundation, MTF, builds, maintains, and protects trails for mountain bike use in the Park City area. MTF also provides an interactive and printable summer trail map with information about local trails. 

Not sure about trail etiquette? MTF gives these tips on summer trail etiquette:

  • Slow down and smile, practice 10 seconds of kindness.
  • Bikes never have the right of way on a trail, and bikers should use a bell as a warning to others you are sharing the trail with them.
  • Help keep trails well maintained by staying off the sides of the trail and avoid areas that are wet as the usage of muddy trails will damage the area.


Find Your Local Park City Mountain Bike Ride

To check out more mountain bike options, including sorting by location and difficulty level, check out MTB (Mountain Bike) Project sponsored by REI. Find out trail types, and even trail ratings on this comprehensive mountain biking website.