13.2 miles
1,848 ft
-1,852 ft
2 miles
High Point

Park above Empire South on mm to TDS up. Flag loop to 9k to Apex, back on Keystone, Link, MM

Detailed Description
**TDS-Flagstaff to 9k to Apex, MM back is a 13 mile popular intermediate route located near Park City Utah. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 1,848 ft with a max elevation of 9,439 ft then descends -1,852 ft.

21 Reviews & Comments

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Pahonia (Aug 26, 2022 at 12:41)
Trail 9K Trail
I am an advanced rider and I really like this trail. Good flow, some good terrain, and it's great for access to more challenging trails.
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JCintheBCC (Jul 15, 2022 at 13:41)
Trail 9K Trail
If you are an intermediate rider, this is a wonderful trail to enjoy the views and get around. If you are an advanced rider or concerned about our children developing into world-class DH racers, don’t bother with this.
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bradley2083 (Jun 24, 2022 at 8:21)
Trail 9K Trail
Have to agree with whatyousaid. PC has an overwhelming amount of blue sidewalk width trails. Our kids will never be able to keep up with the Canadians and Euros on steep tech if we keep building nothing but flow and traverse trails.
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whatyousaid (Oct 13, 2021 at 12:47)
Trail 9K Trail
Yet another lame benchcut brown sidewalk trail that cuts across all the great terrain for what could've been some great handbuilt directional technical trails. Shame that PC continues to build the same old boring trails and pays no attention to building challenging trails....and another bench cut flow going in below Black Forest because we need more easy trails....the list goes on and on....JUST STOP!
  • - 1
bwlawrence (Sep 12, 2021 at 17:59)
Trail 9K Trail
I don’t understand the negative comments about this trail. I thought it was extremely well built and found it super enjoyable. It’s a really beautiful trail with a great mix of tight, fast sections, bunch of little kickers to jump, so great rock gardens… Overall lots of fun and variety. Definitely worth the ride.
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Theresa6E3Pww (Sep 6, 2021 at 14:52)
Trail 9K Trail
Not really a destination trail but serves as a good link up to other trails on the upper mountain. Some rocky sections mid trail that weren’t technical but just made the riding feel like a bit more of a grind. Some nice views where it flattens out and opens up. We only rode this from Apex towards Empire so not sure about the part of the trail from Keystone to Apex.
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KevinnZp83i (Aug 22, 2021 at 8:20)
Trail 9K Trail
I agree with the person who says mountain bikers are whiners. Don’t ride it.
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tabbid (Aug 6, 2021 at 9:27)
Trail 9K Trail
Good way to connect upper PCMR/Shadow Lake area towards DV trails. Works both ways. It is a traversing highway of sorts that’s geared towards ridability rather than challenge. If MTF had a positive and reliable community of volunteer trail builders, I’m sure we’d see more hand built trails. “They” running the machines to build “sidewalks” could be “you” with a Macleod or Pulaski cutting a tight technical trail.
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Devrin (Jun 17, 2021 at 19:46)
Trail 9K Trail
Renamed Charlie’s 9K in honor of long-term Mountain Trails Director Charlie Sturgis and his remarkable and lasting legacy contribution of Park City trails. Well done sir!
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IamZOSO (Oct 3, 2020 at 20:15)
Trail 9K Trail
Sections 2 and 3 are excellent! Well done builders!
  • - 1
Hcoleyo (Sep 29, 2020 at 2:24)
Trail 9K Trail
Yay...another blue trail in PC.
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BudGreen (Sep 29, 2020 at 8:53)
Trail 9K Trail
Yay...another green trail in PC
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Johnbr24 (Aug 28, 2020 at 12:30)
Trail 9K Trail
I also disagree with the negative comments... I would say in a trail as smooth as this which is good for beginners and is well taken care of is good in my book. Thanks to those who created it and keep it up to date as I've written it twice now and the second time I brought my wife and dog along for the fun.
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dsxxx1 (Aug 1, 2020 at 12:05)
Trail 9K Trail
We do need more directional trails with more dh trail options. Go to other mtb towns and you will see how it’s done
  • + 0
torminator (Jul 25, 2020 at 20:40)
Trail 9K Trail
This is a fine trail which finally allows connecting upper Deer Valley with upper Park City. I disagree with the negativity of the older comments, at least I had plenty fun biking from Black Forest towards DV
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BudGreen (Jun 19, 2020 at 1:21)
Trail 9K Trail
Just what we need, another dirt sidewalk delivering goofballs to Black Forest.
  • - 1
hi-dr-nick Reporter (Sep 17, 2019 at 11:53)
Trail 9K Trail
^wasn't gonna say it but it’s true. At least build some lips to jump if you’re gonna go through the process of machine building. We need more steeper hand dug trails. St least it makes for a quick connect to Black Forest, the only good thing.
  • + 1
nonk (Sep 17, 2019 at 11:00)
Trail 9K Trail
Another straight line dirt sidewalk. Poorly designed by clueless people.
  • + 3
GorillaTactics (Oct 19, 2020 at 14:28)
Trail 9K Trail
MTBers are some of the whiniest, most entitled people on the planet. This trail is great, and so is MTF who designed and built it.
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falcon013 (Sep 17, 2019 at 10:50)
Trail 9K Trail
Nice location, but was machine built and no finishing work done, so the downhill side of the trail is a mess and the trail will need lots of maintenance.
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2667930m (Jul 28, 2018 at 11:51)
Trail Mid Mountain
Trees down on trail.
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More Stats for **TDS-Flagstaff to 9k to Apex, MM back mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,376 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,439 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,435 ft
  • Grade max
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  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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