The path best traveled.

Snowbird’s extensive network of trails provides many countless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you are exploring right outside the Snowbird Center, enjoying the wildflowers in Mineral Basin or walking down after an Aerial Tram ride to Hidden Peak, you’ll find that hiking in the Wasatch Mountains is a bucket list experience. 

Note: Due to ongoing resort improvements, trails may close. Please check the Lift & Trails report daily before hiking and biking.

Trail & Lift Status

Hiking & Multi-Use Trails


Family-Friendly Hikes

  • Walk the Observation Point Trail to view interpretive panels about the local area and relax on a deck with great down-canyon views.
  • Hike Dean’s Delight to enjoy a lovely dirt trail that weaves through groves of trees and over the cascading Gad Valley stream.
  • Take the Aerial Tram to Hidden Peak then hike Peruvian Gulch Road or Wildflower Trail to the Tunnel, an interpretive walk through the mountain itself, then ride down on the Peruvian Chairlift (height restrictions apply).

Trail Safety & Etiquette

  • Familiarize yourself with the trail system and select rides/hikes within your ability level.
  • Stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects. Share the trail and yield to others.
  • Respect all trail and road closures. Observe all posted signs and ride/hike only on designated trails.
  • Review weather conditions before you go. Be prepared with proper clothing and avoid ridges and peaks when lightning threatens.
  • Take plenty of drinking water and snacks with you. Do not drink from mountain streams or ponds.
  • Be sensitive to the environment and respectful of wildlife. Stay on the trails and do not approach animals.
  • Be aware of maintenance vehicles as they may be encountered at any time on the mountain. 

Trail & Lift Status

Hiking & Multi-Use Trails


Hiking Trails

Observation Point- an easy family-friendly hike at Snowbird

Observation Point Trail | Hiking

  • 0.5 miles; 50’ elevation change
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible
  • An easy half-mile, paved trail marked with interpretive signs. The walk ends at a deck with stunning down-canyon views of the Salt Lake Valley.

Little Mtn. Trail | Mountain Biking

  • 0.2 miles; No elevation change
  • This easy mountain biking practice loop is great for beginner bikers and kids. Access the loop in the wooded area to the right of the Snowbird Center's front entrance.

Creek Road | Hiking & Mountain Biking

  • 1.2 miles; 450’ elevation change
  • A doubletrack road along Little Cottonwood Creek connecting all of Snowbird’s trailheads.

Great views near the valley on moderate hikes at Snowbird

Chauner’s Loop | Hiking & Mountain Biking

  • 1 mile; 218’ elevation change
  • A great singletrack loop for intermediate mountain bikers and hikers. Approach the trail from Creek Road going in a clockwise direction for an easier climb.

Dick Bass Highway | Hiking & Mountain Biking

  • 0.6 miles; 520’ elevation change
  • This moderate doubletrack trail begins at the Snowbird Center and connects to Gad Valley Road.

Mid-Way/Baby Thunder/Dean’s Delight | Hiking & Mountain Biking

  • 3.7 miles; 550’ elevation change
  • This classic 3.7-mile singletrack loop is great for both hikers and mountain bikers. The trail includes switchbacks, an aspen forest, a stream crossing and a lot of shade.

Wildflower Trail | Hiking

  • 1 mile; 400’ elevation change
  • A scenic trail from Hidden Peak into Mineral Basin to access the Peruvian Tunnel and Peruvian Chairlift. This moderate family-friendly hike offers sweeping views and is a favorite during wildflower season (July-August).

Powder Paradise Trail | Hiking

  • 1.5 miles; 900’ elevation change
  • A hiking-only singletrack trail that descends into Mineral Basin and connects to Mineral Basin Road for a loop.

Sunday Saddle Road | Hiking & Mountain Biking

  • 1.1 miles; 590’ elevation change
  • This road leads to an out-and-back overlook, starting from Hidden Peak to the Sunday Saddle, which separates Mineral Basin from Mary Ellen Gulch with expansive views of American Fork Canyon.

White Pine Connector Trail | Hiking & Mountain Biking

  • 1.5 miles; 400’ elevation change
  • A pleasant 1.5-mile singletrack trail through wooded terrain ending at the White Pine trailhead down the canyon.

Peruvian Gulch Road/Rothman Way/Dick Bass Highway | Hiking & Mountain Biking

  • 4 miles; 3,000’ elevation change
  • This is the primary hike from Hidden Peak or from the top of the Peruvian Chairlift to the Snowbird Center.

Climb up to Hidden Peak, a difficult summer hike at Snowbird

Big Mtn. Trail | Mountain Biking

  • 7.5 miles; 3,000’ elevation change
  • A technical 7.5-mile singletrack mountain biking trail, dropping 3,000 vertical feet from top to bottom. Includes wide-open straightaways, tight forested turns, wooden bridges and scenic views from Gad Valley.

Gad 2 Road | Hiking & Mountain Biking

  • 2.7 miles; 1,000’ elevation change
  • Both hikers and mountain bikers can use this doubletrack road. Find the start of the road 0.6 miles above the Wilbere Lift and hike to the top of the Gad 2 Lift.

Mt. Baldy Trail | Hiking

  • 1 mile; 400’ elevation change
  • This 1-mile trail is a strenuous hike along the ridge to the top of Mt. Baldy. Enjoy panoramic views looking down canyon to the Salt Lake Valley and back into Mineral Basin and Alta to the east.

Cirque Trail/Peruvian Gulch Trail | Hiking

  • 3.5 miles; 3,000’ elevation change
  • The 3.5-mile singletrack trail, starting at Hidden Peak, is strenuous but worth the trek for the experienced hiker. Hike along the Cirque and enjoy the legendary panoramic views of Little Cottonwood Canyon.


5 Unforgettable Hikes

From paved family-friendly hikes to scrambles to the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon's iconic peaks, Snowbird's trails offer something for everyone. Not sure where to start? Check out these 5 Unforgettable Hikes at Snowbird.

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Need a Ride?

Complimentary hiker transportation from village trailheads and the White Pine parking lot is available by calling 801.933.2137.



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