family friendly hikes park city

Park City is home to many beautiful hiking trails and is a great way to explore nature with the family. One of the things that we like to look for with hiking trails, especially with small children, is that it’s not open for mountain bikers (or at least not downhill bikers). Although the majority of mountain biking trails can be shared with hikers, we’ve found that it’s a bit more peaceful and less stressful not having to worry about high-speed mountain bikers, especially around blind corners, and especially with children. 


Here’s a few of our favorite hiking trails for the family

  • Armstrong Trail to Dawns Trail Loop – This 3.3 mile loop takes an average of 1h 34min (add more time if hiking with young children). Note: this is a mountain bike trail, however, it’s for uphill riders only. Learn more

  • Over Easy – The name might be deceiving but the hike is worth it. This hiking-only trail in Summit Park boasts steep and rocky terrain that leads to the ridge top with views of Summit Park, Toll Canyon, Lambs Canyon and beyond. With several access points and connection options, this hike can be a short sprint or a 3+ mile adventure to Summit Park Peak (via Summit Slam). Note: there are other trails in this area, however, we recommend hikers stay off the Road to WOS trail due to blind corners with bikers coming down the trail fast. Learn more

  • Bloods Lake and Lackawaxen Trail – This hiking only trail has two pristine lakes that are perfect for picnicking and swimming. Bloods Lake is a local Park City favorite, as the trail is relatively easy but does have some moderately steep areas and can get very crowded as it is a very popular hike. Learn more

  • PC Hill – Explore this 1.3-mile out-and-back trail near Park City, Utah. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 45 min to complete. This is a popular trail for birding, hiking, and snowshoeing, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. Learn more

  • Farm Trail – This wide, paved 3.6 mile out-and-back trail goes by meadows and the iconic barn in Park City. It is great trail for families  and if your child has a balance bike, they may want to stride along on that while you walk. Note: there is no shade, so best to visit in the early morning or evening. Learn more

  • Lofty Lakes Loop – The Uintas are a magical mountain range close to Park City with quite an array of high alpine lakes. The Lofty Lakes Loop really showcases some beautiful scenery along with blooming wildflowers if you happen to head there during peak bloom, usually mid-July through early August. Learn more

  • Dog Lake in Millcreek Canyon – This popular family-friendly trail for dog owners is in Salt Lake City. It’s about a 4.5 mile roundtrip hike that allows dogs off-leash on odd days. Note: parking can be hard to find, especially on weekends or evenings.  Learn more