5.5 miles
Distance
482 ft
Climb
-843 ft
Descent
00:27:56
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9K Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Deer Valley Resort
    Park City, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (3 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #9640 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6037 in Trail Running
    • #4039 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking

This trail is an excellent link up to hit Black Forest. If you are not going to drop down Black Forest, it is recommended to be an out-n-back, OR you can continue to Blazing Saddle to access Keystone, or climb Puke Hill to Crest or Pinecone.. The trails in the area are not directional, but most riders climb up Fat Lip and down Black Forest.

Bike Park

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for 9K Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -362 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,962 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,440 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,326 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,967 ft
  • Grade
    -1.2%
  • Grade max
    -23.9%
  • Grade min
    28.8%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,884 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:51:03
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on Aug 29, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (12 votes)

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      9K Trail Trail Reports

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      Aug 29, 2021 @ 8:59am
      Aug 29, 2021
      Aug 13, 2021 @ 10:51am
      Aug 13, 2021
      A wall of small raspberries right next to the trail
      Aug 5, 2021 @ 4:31pm
      Aug 5, 2021
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 8:27pm
      Aug 2, 2021
      Lots of mud and puddles between apex and puke hill idk about world class, give it a day or two
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 8:20am
      Aug 1, 2021
      World class after these rains
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 870 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 992 rides
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      Sep 16, 2019 @ 6:19pm
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      Sep 16, 2019 @ 6:18pm
      Sep 16, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      8 miles
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      26 miles
      PCMR 9k LOOP
      23 miles

      16 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      falcon013 (Sep 17, 2019 at 10:50)
       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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      • + 0
      nonk (Sep 17, 2019 at 11:00)
       Another straight line dirt sidewalk. Poorly designed by clueless people.
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      • + 3
      GorillaTactics (Oct 19, 2020 at 14:28)
       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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      hi-dr-nick Reporter (Sep 17, 2019 at 11:53)
       ^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.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      BudGreen (Jun 19, 2020 at 1:21)
       Just what we need, another dirt sidewalk delivering goofballs to Black Forest.
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      • + 1
      torminator (Jul 25, 2020 at 20:40)
       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
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      dsxxx1 (Aug 1, 2020 at 12:05)
       We do need more directional trails with more dh trail options. Go to other mtb towns and you will see how it’s done
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      • + 1
      Johnbr24 (Aug 28, 2020 at 12:30)
       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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Hcoleyo (Sep 29, 2020 at 2:24)
       Yay...another blue trail in PC.
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      • + 1
      BudGreen (Sep 29, 2020 at 8:53)
       Yay...another green trail in PC
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      • + 2
      IamZOSO (Oct 3, 2020 at 20:15)
       Sections 2 and 3 are excellent! Well done builders!
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      • + 1
      Devrin (Jun 17, 2021 at 19:46)
       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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      • + 0
      tabbid (Aug 6, 2021 at 9:27)
       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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      KevinnZp83i (Aug 22, 2021 at 8:20)
       I agree with the person who says mountain bikers are whiners. Don’t ride it.
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      • + 0
      Theresa6E3Pww (Sep 6, 2021 at 14:52)
       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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      • + 0
      bwlawrence (Sep 12, 2021 at 17:59)
       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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