Park City Hikes Perfect for Picnics

Posted by Kerri Whipple on Monday, July 31st, 2023 at 10:38pm.

From panoramic views to local paths, check out our top hiking trail picks and learn where to get picnic supplies for your next outdoor adventure in Park City.

The Armstrong Trail 

This moderate trail is known for stellar views of Park City, wildflowers, and towering native trees. Start at the Silver Star Lift, choose between two short loops, head up the mountain, and connect to the popular Spiro Trail. Depending on your chosen route, expect a 3-5-mile hike. Along the way, there are plenty of areas to stop and enjoy the wildflowers while enjoying some hiking nosh. 

Mid-Mountain Trail 

Mid-Mountain Trail is one of the most versatile trails in Park City. With multiple entry points and up to 23 miles of hikeable terrain, this trail offers a wonderful day out for beginners and experts alike. Choose between one of the many trailheads and wind your way through gentle hills and stunning 360 views. Don’t forget to pack lunch! This is a path with gorgeous views that pair well with delicious bites. 

Round Valley Trail 

Ideal for all skill levels, this 7-mile trail boasts scenic views and dog-friendly loops. You won't find many shady spots, so be sure to stay hydrated and bring your sunscreen. Access this easy hike from any of these trailheads: North Round Valley TrailheadOld Ranch Road TrailheadTrailside Park, or Round Valley Trailhead. When you’re done, you can set up a spot at the trailhead to enjoy a victory picnic and refresh your energy.  


Utah Olympic Park Trails 

Hike through a part of Utah history via the Utah Olympic Park Trails. This easy–yet exciting hike–weaves you through picturesque aspens and leads you to Olympic Park, home of the 2002 winter Olympics. From there, you can choose a variety of trails and explore the area further. You can do a quick 1.5-mile hike or the full 7. Look for trailhead access at Stay Park CityThe Alf Engen Ski Museum, or Run-a-Muk Dog Park.

Union Pacific Rail Trail 

Take a walk in our early miner's shoes with this easy trek along an old railroad path. Stretching across 28 miles, this leisurely hike offers dynamic photo opportunities like Park City's beloved Union Pacific Bridge and our hometown cityscape. With plenty of entry points, you can pop in and out of the trail at your whim or set up a picnic at one of its many stopping points for a longer journey. Access points are found at Echo Dam Rd. TrailheadCoalville Trailhead,  Prospector Park Trailhead, or Downtown Trailhead


Best Places for Picnic Supplies in Park City 

Before you set out on your perfect day hike, don't forget to get your picnic gear in order. Stop by Cole Sports on your way out and grab one of their picnic backpacks, full of picnic necessities like plates, cups, and more! Next, hit up some Park City area restaurants to score some tasty treats to make the most out of your outdoor adventure. From gourmet plates to classic summertime eats, here are some picnic meal essentials for your day in the sun. 


DeeLicious is just that ‚ delicious! DeeLicious is a full service catering company and café located in beautiful Park City, Utah. We are dedicated to offering both residents and visitors a delicious, vibrant, fresh selection of flavorful hand-crafted culinary creations and tons of great options for on the go to pack up for an elevated picnic!


Windy Ridge Cafe 

A day out on Park City trails would not be complete without a meal from Windy Ridge Cafe. Offering a full take-out menu, you can bring their scrumptious fare with you and enjoy classic comfort food along the trails. You can also stop by their popular Windy Ridge Bakery and score some delectable pastries, savory quiche, and more! If available, grab some of their watermelon tomato gazpacho–it is a refreshing treat to help beat the heat. 


Olive and Spruce

Looking for a little wow with your picnic? Olive and Spruce plans the most ah-mazing picnics - from amazing charcuterie boards, to tables and the cutest picnic supplies - if you want your picnic to be an OCCASION - call Tori! Follow her on Instagram here

Old Town Cellars  

Want to make your quintessential sunset hike even more romantic? Grab a bottle of locally made wine from Old Town Cellars to share with your favorite person. Their Townie Rosé is as close to summer in a glass as you are going to get!  


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