1.8 miles
Distance
66 ft
Climb
-522 ft
Descent
00:21:37
Avg time

Johns Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Park City Mountain Resort
    Park City, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #5445 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #8870 in Trail Running
    • #3239 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

Tight, rooty, technical switchbacks. Makes for a challenging climb and a slow-tech descent.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Johns mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -456 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,714 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,236 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,170 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,713 ft
  • Grade
    -4.9%
  • Grade max
    -29.1%
  • Grade min
    11.4%
  • Distance climb
    1,181 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    587 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:39
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Oct 6, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.3 (31 votes)

view (2,469)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
disable
      Directions to johns trailhead (40.632510, -111.511970)
      update trails status or condition

      Johns Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 6, 2021 @ 10:45am
      Oct 6, 2021
      Loamy twisties with some root s
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 11:43am
      Sep 19, 2021
      Aug 22, 2021 @ 4:47pm
      Aug 22, 2021
      few small downed tree's. Easily surmountable.
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 8:42am
      Aug 14, 2021
      Aug 11, 2021 @ 5:00pm
      Aug 11, 2021
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 728 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,609 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      101 |
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 1:53pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      143 |
      Nov 13, 2019 @ 8:49am
      Nov 13, 2019
      167 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 6:00pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      160 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 7:04am
      Sep 3, 2018

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

      more »
      titleratingdistance
      Park City Point 2 Point 2021 race featured
      77 miles
      Armstrong to Jennys to Johns
      16 miles
      Epic Rob's Wasatch Loop
      30 miles
      Park City Point 2 Point 2021 - Training 2
      24 miles

      11 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Rades (Aug 9, 2018 at 23:25)
       Personally would avoid this trail. May better ways down or up
      [Reply]
      • - 2
      Sailanarmo (Aug 10, 2019 at 17:21)
       100% not a blue trail. 1000% a very technical black diamond. You cannot gain any speed going down hill, there are TONS of roots on it where you can easily catch your pedals (as I did twice on this trail) I would avoid this trail of you can. Unless you want to try your hand at a very technical black diamond trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      gafoto (Aug 16, 2019 at 9:51)
       This trail is an acquired taste. It’s a bear to climb up to the start and despite losing elevation you’ll feel like you’re climbing the whole time. You will almost certainly be forced to yield to a fifty year old man climbing the trail on a cannondale lefty. Very techy and extremely slow for most mortals.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      Mjj1066 (Aug 16, 2019 at 20:17)
       Probably the most unique trail in the entire area. Twisty, rooty “gnar” without any major risk. I find this super fun.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      blofft (Jul 23, 2020 at 20:20)
       I wouldn’t ride it every day but you should experience it. Super unique technical trail through a gorgeous aspen grove. Lots of roots and tight handle bar shoves through the trees. Laughed a little, grunted some, but smiled the whole way.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      NoGr1018 (Jul 30, 2020 at 6:58)
       This trail has so much potential, but I wish that the land owners would be willing to cut down just a couple aspens around the switchbacks time make it wide enough to ride at a decent pace. Definitely a trail designed before 780 mil bars were a thing, but everyone should ride it up or down at least once.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      prabhvv (Aug 2, 2020 at 18:33)
       Although this is listed as a blue on Trailforks, the park city mountain resort summer map has it as a black. I would rate it right on the edge of both. Not a black because of rocks, drops or steep descents. However, the low speed required to navigate the tight turns and the narrow tree clearance makes it a trail prone to an endo or two if you hit one of the many roots the wrong way.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Spedden (Jun 26, 2021 at 12:26)
       Good shaded hiking trail through dense aspen. Truly a character building mountain biking route. On the upper section the trail in lined by aspen with scars right at the height of handlebars, and it is constant. The trail is also paved with tree roots coming in at every angle. A hiker would not have to worry about high speed mountain bikers, the trail would tend to filter them out early.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      econwatch (Jun 28, 2021 at 14:52)
       All the angled tree roots, loamy soil and gracious shade reminded me more of North Van than Utah. Just missing the rainy slickness to cause your rear tire to wig out and topple you into the brush. Yeah its tight and knar in its own way, going back.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      Dandraperoutside (Jul 15, 2021 at 9:40)
       This trail is a fun old school classic! I really hope nobody tries to “improve” it. It’s just as much fun up as it is down. And yes- I climb it with my Lefty all the time
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Bociancz (Aug 24, 2021 at 0:01)
       This is an awesome oldschool trail that reminds me of my PNW and EU days. Certainly unique for Park City. It is really narrow in spots and I think you need to like this particular style of trails to really enjoy it, but if you do, it is super fun.
      [Reply]

      Post a Comment



      Videos

      more »
      John's trail
      1:14 | 675 | Jan 28, 2017 , Park City
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.