Overview Rob’s Trail is the quintessential mountain town hike. This trail is a consistent yet gradual climb that winds through beautiful aspen groves and pine trees providing shade throughout the hike, then opens to amazing views of Park City Mountain. This trail also connects to Mid Mountain, Ambush, and The Olympic Trail at the 2.1-mile turnaround.
What to Expect – This trail tends to get crowded by midday so consider early morning or late afternoon. The trail starts off with a few switchbacks through a lush forest of pines and aspens. The first intersection with Collins Trail will be at .60 mile, stay right here, and continue uphill. The next intersection will be at .90 mile with Rosebud’s Heaven, stay right here as well. Past this point, Rob’s Trail is designated for uphill mountain biking only until reaching the next intersection with Ambush and Mid Mountain at mile 2.1. Mountain bikers who ride up this trail are connecting with other trails and the downhill traffic is directed to Ambush and Rosebud’s Heaven, making it better for hikers.
The trail exits the forest and levels out at mile 1.8. Be sure to stop at the memorial bench dedicated to local internationally ranked freestyle skier, Sam Jackenthal. At this point, the trail opens and provides amazing views of Park City Mountain as it traverses the hillside for the next .3 mile. Rob’s Trail ends at the 3-way intersection of Ambush, Mid-Mountain, and the Olympic Trail. I prefer this trail as an out and back, you could connect with Ambush and then Rosebud’s Heaven, but this option is not as shaded as Rob’s Trail.