Difficulty: Beginner ◉
Length: 4 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Dog Friendly: Yes
Trailhead coordinates (copy + paste): 40.6994, -111.5663
Directions: The coordinates will bring you directly to the parking area at the trailhead. Park only in designated spots to avoid being towed, as parking at this trailhead has become an issue in recent years. If all spots are full and you have some time to spare, consider parking at the Park City Community Church and hiking up Colin's Trail, which starts just up the street from the church at these coordinates: 40.6952, -111.5494. Colin's winds its way up the hillside enjoying nice views over the basin, and connects with Rob's after 1.8 miles, adding about 2.5 miles to your total distance.
Rob's Trail is ideal when you don't have all day but still want to reach a great viewpoint on your own two feet. A few long, mild switchbacks lead up the North-facing side of the hill, with scenery varying between forested areas and views of Snyderville Basin below.
As you come over the ridge, you will be treated to a beautiful stone bench honoring the late Sam Jackenthal, a local skier with a big legacy in our small town. This is a great place to take a rest and reflect. As Sam said, "There are only two things in life we can control, our attitude and our activity." Live Like Sam is a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting youth development through its pillars of community, athletics, responsibility and education. You can read more about their work to help give young people the tools to positively impact their lives and the lives of others through educational programming and mental fitness initiatives at LiveLikeSam.org and consider making a donation to this worthy cause.
After visiting Sam's bench and continuing down the trail, you'll come upon this view of The Canyons, which is always amazing no matter the season. You'll reach a natural stopping point at the multi-trail intersection. If you feel like forging on, there are many options from here: a sharp left onto Ambush leads to Holly's Trail at The Canyons, and a right onto Olympic Trail will take you to the top of Yeti's + Moose Puddle at the UOP. A few steps straight past the intersection leads to a left turn, which connects with Mid-Mountain after another 0.5 miles.