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Lower Jenni's and CMG Loop

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Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 502' 153 m
Descent: -502' -153 m
High: 7,492' 2,284 m
Low: 6,990' 2,130 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

This short loop is convenient and gives a small taste of the Park City area's vast trail network.

Megan W

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Jennis is available for hiking in both directions. Bikers may only ride uphill between the base area and the intersection of Jenni's and Crescent Mine Grade (this part is considered Lower Jenni's Trail). For the upper part of Jenni's trail, all users may travel up or down.

Overview

This loop gets points for easy access and user friendliness, but if it is solitude and pristine wilderness you seek, look elsewhere.

Description

This loop will ascend on Lower Jenni's Trail and descend down to the bottom on Crescent Mine Grade (CMG) Trail. It can be tricky to find the start of Jenni's trail- take the paved ramp to the right of where the zip lines and alpine roller coaster end at the Park City resort base area. Lower Jenni's Trail is a popular uphill route for users who are not riding the ski lifts. This wide, gradual climb passes through scrubby thickets and aspen stands as it crosses several ski runs. At the 4-way intersection [Lower Jenni's Trail, Jenni's Trail and Crescent Mine Grade (CMG) take Crescent Mine Grade (CMG) downhill, to the east.

Crescent Mine Grade is a former mining road with an extremely consistent grade. The shrieks and yells you hear towards the bottom of CMG are not the hapless victims of sasquatch attacks - instead they come from the zip line/alpine slide/roller coaster circus at the base area. Stop and watch if you're interested, the trail goes very close to the tracks in several places. End this loop by twisting and turning down the ski run called Home Run which will deposit you back at the resort's base area.

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Sep 23, 2019
Donald Chartrand
2.3mi
Sep 9, 2019
Tim Foltz
Nov 5, 2017
Ryan Lanzel
Jun 10, 2017
Seth Riddle
Had 3 kiddos in packs, they liked swing the coaster karts towards the end. We enjoyed the open fields and forested variety. 2.3mi
Jun 4, 2017
Shannon Saldana
Off and on shade. Pretty low grade on the way up, very easy and highly shaded on the way down. Quiet sometimes, other times a coaster was going by

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  3.0 from 2 votes

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in Park City

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#5

in Park City

#185

in Utah

#3,931

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Typical conditions on Lower Jenni's Trail
Mar 24, 2015 near Park City, UT
Views of the alpine roller coaster from the trail
Mar 15, 2015 near Park City, UT

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