Overview – Quarry Mountain is an often-overlooked trail in Park City. The trail was recently updated in the spring of 2020 by the Mountain Trails Foundation and now is in prime condition. This hike is best early morning or late afternoon due to the lack of shade. There are many great views along the route of the ski resorts and the ridgeline as you gain elevation.
What to Expect – The hike begins with a series of rock steps located directly to the right of the trail kiosk. At the top of the steps head right at the intersection and follow the path south along the power line for a tenth of a mile. Stay left at the next intersection and head up the hill. This is where the climb begins. For the next .5 mile the trail winds in and out of scrub oak groves as you continue a steady elevation gain. After about 30 minutes (.70 mile) there is a short reprieve from climbing and the trail levels out for a minute. At the next intersection (.75) stay left and continue climbing. At the 1-mile mark, you will come to an overlook to your left with a unique bench and footrest made of giant slabs of local rock. Be sure to stop here and take in the epic views. The end of the trail at the radio tower station is an additional .1 mile from here and provides views to the northeast of Old Ranch Road and Round Valley.