The Best Kid-Friendly Bike Trails In Park City

Are you planning a vacation for the whole family this summer? Do you want to enjoy alpine air and take in the mountain sights? Why not spend some time with the kiddos traversing some of the best kid-friendly bike trails in Park City. Whether you are looking for mellow paved trails or thrilling tracks, we have the perfect paths. 

Awesome Park City Bike Trails for the Whole Family

Utah is no stranger to epic mountain and urban biking trails, and Park City has some of the best for adults and kids alike. From beginner mountain tracks to bike parks, these are a must for every bike-centric family.

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Easy Mountain Bike Trails in Park City for Beginners

Searching for mountain trails that are safe for kids unfamiliar with biking on trails? Our mountain town has plenty of exciting spots ideal for first-timers.

Round Valley Trail
Length: 7.1 miles
Trail Type: Multiple Loops

Round Valley provides awesome trails for all skill levels, so whether the kids are beginners or want to try out their skills on more advanced trails, you will find the perfect loop. The whole family will delight in the stunning landscape, full of wildflowers, low brush, and lots of sunshine! 

Trailside Park Loop
Length: 1.2 miles                                            
Trail Type: Loop  

Trailside Park is a mecca for mountain adventures, including mountain biking. The park offers a wealth of short loops, jump trails, and more. However, if you want to teach the little ones some proper two-wheel skills, the Trailside loop is an excellent trail for honing their basic talents. Expect an easy-to-navigate single track on packed dirt through low sagebrush. 

Child walking next to a bike along a paved trail surrounded by trees and grass.

RTS Loop
Length: 2.3 miles
Trail Type: Loop 

RTS is located just below Utah Olympic Park and boasts incredible scenery and dirt tracks. The slopes are mellow, the trail is smooth, and the turns are gradual, making this trail one of the best to learn how to handle a bike. Even at a slow pace, this loop can be completed in an hour, so there is plenty of time to practice. 

A parent and young child riding bikes next to each other along a paved trail surrounded by grass.

Paved Bike Trails in Park City

If you aren’t ready to get the kids out on a mountain trail, or just want a leisurely day exploring our urban and farmland corridors, take a ride on these carefree paved paths.

Historic Rail Trail
Length: 28 miles
Trail Type: Out and Back

This historic trail runs along an old Union Pacific railroad track dating back to the 1880s. It offers plenty of trailheads, making it the “choose your own adventure” of biking trails. Access from two convenient locations in Park City, either the Downtown Trailhead or the Prospector Park Trailhead. No matter where you start the ride with the kids, you’ll encounter easily-navigable bikeways, gorgeous sights (like wildflowers, sandhill cranes, and wetlands), and a little bit of history along the way.

McLeod Creek Trail
Length: 4 miles
Trail Type: Out and Back

Explore some of the most iconic parts of Park City on this easy-but-exhilarating biking adventure. Take off from downtown, cruise along the beautiful McLeod Creek, then continue past the historic McPolin Farm. You’ll also encounter an interactive musical sculpture and more surprises along the way. 

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Maximize Your Trail Time with These Premier Rentals

Planning a vacation to Park City and want easy access to sensational trails? Then check out these premier properties:

  • Snow Flower Complex is a biker's dream. You’ll find bike fix-it stations, storage lockers, and hoses for cleaning the dirt off your bike. Plus you can access trails just outside your door!

  • Aspen Hollow 6 is perfect for a large group or family looking for a home base with easy access to great bike trails. The spacious townhome offers plenty of bedrooms, a private hot tub, and a large family room.

  • Timber Wolf Lodge 2C has access to Canyons Village and the plethora of bike trails from the Canyons base area.

  • Lowell 303 and 304 are charming condos at the base of Park City Mountain with close access to hundreds of trails right by your door.

  • Motherlode 3 offers easy access to both town and trails, with space for up to nine guests. 

Premier Vacation Rentals For Bike-Loving Families

Whether you are looking for an alpine luxury rental or a private home with urban appeal, Park City Lodging has the perfect accommodation for your family vacation needs. Need recommendations on the best outdoor activities or help planning your stay? Our dedicated team of hospitality professionals loves to help visitors explore the best that Park City has to offer. Take a look at all our exceptional properties and contact us to book your reservation.

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Park City kid-friendly bike trail infographic


Published by Park City Lodging
Monday, August 1, 2022