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Park City Activities
Thu October 31, 2013
Easy Walks Around Park City
This is the brochure for anyone looking for an easy walk around Park City, whether it's with a stroller, wheelchair, young children or people who just want to take in the views without exerting themselves.
Easy Walks Around Park City
East 224 Connector Trail (2C)
•Length: 2.3 miles one-way
•Type: Part packed dirt/stone and partly paved
•Parking: Located at the entrance of Willow Creek Park as well as the Redstone shopping complex
•Bathrooms: Willow Creek Park, the Fieldhouse Trailhead and Redstone Shopping Complex
•This trail provides a convenient route through Park City from Willow Creek Park to the Redstone Shopping Complex. Trail-goers travel along Kimball Junction neighborhoods and enjoy views of the Swaner Nature, a scenic wetlands and wildlife refuge. A nice, easily trail that travels up to RedStone shopping plaza where you stop for little shopping or lunch before you head back the way you came. Dogs are welcome on leashes and if you are looking for a great rest stop, Willow Creek Park is your spot.
McLeod Creek Trail (2D)
•Length: 4 miles out & back
•Type: Soft surface and paved (8’ wide)
•Parking: Park at Matt Knoop Memorial Park, Willow Creek Park (located at the intersection of Old Ranch Road and Split Rail Lane) or the Park City Trailhead off of Highway 224 across from the White Barn.
•Bathrooms: Matt Knoop Memorial Park and Willow Creek Park
•This flat and wide trail with a gentle incline is a perfect spot for joggers, walking dogs and burley strollers. It is a nice scenic trail through wetlands, wooded areas, around the farm, over bridges and along the creek. If you are bringing your dog, Coppermoose Farm along McLeod Creek has small, free-range livestock so keep your pet on a leash! The beautiful scenic view take walkers past unique sculptures and the Sound Garden before becoming open country at Old Ranch Road. Ideal for families with kids.
Farm Trail (1)
•Length: 1.4 miles
•Parking: Across from Farm at Park City Trailhead off of Highway 224; on Thaynes Canyon Drive
•Restrooms: at Farm
•This fun trail is located on the way into Park City. It is a easy, paved trail behind Park City’s famous McPolin/Osguthorpe Barn and is well suited for the whole family. Meander as far as you like on this stretch and take in the magnificent views. This trail does have rolling inclines.
Willow Creek Trail (2A)
•Length: 2 mile loop
•Type: Paved and dirt
•Parking: Willow Creek Park—located off of Old Ranch Road at Split Rail Lane.
•Bathrooms: Accessible at the Willow Creek Park
•This easy trail runs through a popular community park in the Old Ranch neighborhood. It offers open vistas and links to the East 224 Connector Trail and the Split Rail Trial. The trail surrounds athletic fields, a pond, picnic pavilion and playgrounds and is also wheelchair accessible. The Willow Creek trailhead provides parking and convenient access to many Snyderville Basin trails. This is a great trail for a quick walk filled with a picnic or playtime at the playground for the kids after.
Split Rail Trail (2B)
•Length: 1 mile loop
•Parking: Accessible at the entrance of Willow Creek Park & Trailhead—located right of Old Ranch Road
•Bathrooms: Willow Creek Park
•This gently graded path takes walkers for a loop around Willow Creek Park's athletic fields and fishing pond before heading north through a residential area along Split Rail Lane and arriving at the Willow Creek Trailhead. From there, it connects with the McLeod Creek Trail and East 224 Connector Trail. Great trail for an easy walk with the family and pets.
Rail Trail (3)
•Length: 28 miles out
•Type: 1st 3 miles paved then paved/gravel
•Parking: Located on Prospector Drive behind the Park City Plaza or at White Pine Touring
•Bathrooms: at 6 mile mark
•The Rail Trail extends from the Prospector area of Park City down to Echo Junction along a former railroad route. The trail is smooth and great for strollers, training wheels and wheelchairs. Beautiful views of the ski slopes at Deer Valley and Park City in the background. There is a gentle slope on the way back from the 3 mile mark where you will be going steadily but gradually uphill.
Swaner Nature Preserve Trails (4)
•Length: 10 miles
•Type: Paved and gravel
•Parking: Swaner Nature Preserve
•Bathrooms: Located at the Swaner EcoCenter and the Fieldhouse
•A system of paved and gravel trails and boardwalk line the perimeter of the southern property and these trails pass directly in front of the Swaner EcoCenter, past Swaner Farm and connects to the McLeod Creek Trail taking you all the way into Park City. Walking the trails around the Swaner Preserve offers great views of local wildlife and the opportunity to explore the amazing landscapes. This is an easy trail for families and appropriate for children.
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