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John's Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.5 (15)

Nonstop tight skinny switchbacks - stay focused!


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Singletrack

8,234' 2,510 m

High

7,720' 2,353 m

Low

37' 11 m

Up

514' 157 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

From the top of the Town Lift, head uphill for just a tiny bit, then begin a twisty, tight, non-stop descent that feels like you're in deep forest the whole time. The trail is all singletrack, with roots, narrow tree openings, and tight turns, but it's not really very difficult. With all these challenges, and so many switchbacks across the fall line, you go quite slow - you never really get any speed and the trail's 1.7 miles takes a long time. It's a hell of a lot of fun!

It's suitable for intermediates willing to go slow, or wanting to push their limits just a bit.

You'll frequently get near the historic towers that supported the ore mining carts.

Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 15 votes

#15

in Park City

#9896

Overall
  3.5 from 15 votes
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Trail Rankings

#15

in Park City

#390

in Utah

#9,896

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Photos

Never see more than 20 ft ahead on this trail, twisty!
Oct 12, 2016 near Park City, UT
Riding through a sea of green and white.
Oct 2, 2013 near Park City, UT
Aspens are why you ride this trail.
Aug 25, 2017 near Park City, UT
Beautiful flow on this trail trending downhill through lush forest.
Oct 2, 2013 near Park City, UT
Great view of the back side of Park City from the end of John's Trail headed down towards Mid Mountain/CMG.
Aug 5, 2015 near Park City, UT
Sun setting in the aspens
Aug 1, 2013 near Park City, UT

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Jun 13, 2020
Steven Kiesel
Jul 7, 2019
Shawn Bowles
Jenny's up John's down
Jul 7, 2019
Garrett Carter
Sep 10, 2017
tharlow harlow
Jul 29, 2017
Michael Alcott
Oct 2, 2014
John Connolly
What a fantastic change of pace from the "typical" Utah ride! Normally worry about wheel path choice, on this you also have to worry about handlebars!
Jun 4, 2014
Matt Hage
Oct 9, 2013
Jesse Kenyon