Ride of the Week

Flying Dog Trail

Flying Dog Trail
Tom Collier shredding one of Flying Dog's many aspen groves.

One ride down the Flying Dog trail on a mountain bike and you’ll understand why it’s an IMBA designated Epic Ride. The 5 mile descent is sure to put a smile on even the most righteous of spandex clad masochists. When we rode this trail last week, the dirt was all-time. However, with this week’s forecasted rain, please be considerate of the trail conditions before venturing out.

We strongly recommend riding Flying Dog in the counter-clockwise direction to maximize the fun-factor on the descent. Afterwards, hit up the brand new Park City Brewery tap room for some post-ride calorie replenishment therapy.

Flying Dog Suggested Route

Our favorite way to ride Flying Dog, especially as an after work ride, is from the Schoolhouse Trailhead which is located behind the Jeremy Ranch Elementary School. From the trailhead ride up Fink Again and turn left on 24/7 Connector. You’ll wind around without much elevation change until you reach the Preserve Connector on your right. Don’t be fooled by the trail marker showing Flying Dog straight ahead. Once on the Preserve Connector trail, it’s all uphill from there. You’ll have a steady climb until you reach about 7,770 ft and the beginning of the Flying Dog trail. After you reach the bottom of Flying Dog, finish with a quick descent on one of the Bob’s Basin freeride trails, before heading back to the car.

Flying Dog Ride Stats

Miles: 13
Total Elevation Gain (ft): 2,000
Endurance Level: Moderate
Technical Level: Moderate
Ride Style: XC/Enduro
Suggested Direction: Counter-Clockwise

Flying Dog Ride Profile

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Alex

Alex is a designer by trade & mid-grade adventurer by night who’s quite partial to knobby tired bikes, clean design, & dirty hands. When not updating this silly website, he's likely off exploring the nearby hills with a few of his favorite partners in crime.

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