Mountain Trails’ crew dove into several major projects this summer.
In early spring, work began on two lower elevation projects. Over in the SkyRidge development near the Jordanelle Reservoir, the team completed a challenging 1.5 mile continuation of the Milky Way trail up to the summit of SkyRidge Peak. This trail will eventually be “uphill only” for bikes (including eMTB’s) and two miles downhill. A bike-only trail is planned for next summer to complete the loop.
The second project, the Lynx trail, is 1.5 mile trail that creates a key climbing connection from Richardson Flat Rd. and Park City Heights up to the Lost Prospector trail system. This is the first phase of a multi-year trail plan for the Park City Heights area.
Over at Park City Mountain, the crew overhauled the badly blown-out lower section of the Crescent Mine Grade (CMG) trail. This required the machine and hand rebuild of nine switchbacks leading into the resort base area – it was no small feat. We collaborated with the resort on the First Time Return – a super-fun, flow trail that created a much needed bypass of the base area operations.
As soon as the snow melted up on the mountain, the team began work on our two largest projects of the season: the Mother Urban and Cyn City trails.
When completed, the Mother Urban trail will create a moderate, 4-mile (uphill only for bikes) climb from the base of Treasure Hill to Mid Mountain trail near the King Road, alleviating pressure on Jenni’s and Armstrong.
The Cyn City trail is a 2.5 mile, directional-down, bike-only trail, descending from Charlie’s 9K near Black Forest to Mid Mountain, a thousand feet below. This intermediate “flow” trail is guaranteed to keep you grinning from top to bottom.