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Flying Dog Loop

Intermediate
 4.4 (54) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A classic Park City singletrack journey; without all of the Ski Resort crowds.


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Map Key

16.9

Miles

27.1

KM

100%

Singletrack

7,768' 2,368 m

High

6,350' 1,935 m

Low

1,935' 590 m

Up

1,935' 590 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Family Friendly Bring the kids - especially for Stealth Trail and Glenwild Loop. The views are great and the obstacles aren't too overwhelming.

Overview

This hot, dusty, and sun-exposed route is a great test for riders looking to gain some fitness and get used to the loose dirt Park City has on offer.

If you're feeling bold and want to expand your riding repertoire to something a little more downhill oriented, drop-in on some of the Bob's Basin trails near the end of this route.

Need to Know

Be sure to bring a lot of water. This is also a good one to try into the fall or early spring as it stays drier due to sun exposure and valley elevation. On low-snow years, portions or all of this loop could be rideable in winter.

Description

Starting from the main trailhead, head north on the gravel bike path, then crossover Glenwild Road to start the Stealth Trail. Although uphill for this section, the mellow switchbacks will bring you to an intersection with Glenwild Loop before you know it. At the top of the climb, turn right onto Glenwild Loop, which affords great views across the valley to the ski resorts immediately.

Glenwild Loop contours to the east then drops lazily through tight, loose, sagebrush-filled singletrack. Don't miss the semi-jumps here, you can grab some easy air if you're up for it - otherwise they're all rollable. After you've gotten your whoops on the downhill, cross Glenwild Drive and bear left to stay on Glenwild Loop. The trail rises slightly, then comes to an open intersection with Cobblestone Loop; did I mention how sun-exposed this ride is?

Turn right onto Cobblestone Loop; an easy, ascending grind to an intersection with Flying Dog - the meat of this ride. Cobblestone Loop is a lollipop, be sure to stay right at the first intersection you encounter.

Once you reach Flying Dog, enter it and immediately cross West Deer Hill Road. Flying Dog is by far the hardest part of this ride - get ready for tight, steep, and exposed switchbacks. If you're cognizant enough to count while ascending this trail, there are 16 exposed switchbacks. The top of the trail is at an intersection with "No Road Here" road, where there is a nice bench to sit and relax on. Once you've had your fill of relaxing, fly on down the other side through Aspens and Pines. Be on the lookout for Moose and other wildlife on this descent - many have been spotted in the marshy areas!

At the bottom of Flying Dog you'll intersect 24-7 - turn left. 24-7 flies through sun-exposed and almost always hot terrain, but using this trail is a necessity when navigating from Flying Dog. If you like riding through thick stands of sagebrush and some intermittent trees on tight singletrack, however, then 24-7 is the trail for you. Be sure to keep an eye out for uphill traffic, especially near the Bob's Basin trails (24-7's southern extent) - there are generally a lot of other users in this area.

Stay straight on Stealth Trail and follow its smooth, easy contours back to the parking lot!

Contacts

Land Manager: Basin Recreation

Shared By:

Tom Robson with improvements by Bill Fences and 2 others

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 54 votes

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Photos

Gorgeous Fall colors on the descent through aspen groves
Oct 7, 2017 near Summit…, UT
West descent on Flying Dog
Jul 4, 2015 near Summit…, UT
Near bottom, beautiful wild flowers the entire trail
Jul 4, 2015 near Summit…, UT
Great view looking west
Jul 4, 2015 near Summit…, UT

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Jul 9, 2022
John Karr
13mi — 3h 55m
Jun 29, 2022
Jeremy Jensen
Fantastic ride!! The initial climb isn't too bad but fairly long. The downhill off the top is amazing. Got to save energy for last climb, got worked
Jun 18, 2022
Don Stump
Oct 10, 2021
Tom Reid
Near Bob's Basin the trail has been routed off of private property. I took the old trail across because I don't know the area, was tracking on this…
Sep 20, 2021
Arden Clark
2h 11m
Aug 9, 2021
Brandon Payne
16.9mi — 2h 01m
Jul 18, 2021
Jear Gunky
7h 43m
Jul 2, 2021
Megan Sutton
Rode from our hotel across the street. Super fun loop but hot with little opportunities for shade on the climb with lots of cobbles. 18.9mi — 2h 39m