The trails are on private property but are open to the public for riding without charge.
Trailhead parking is north of the DeJoria Center in High Star Ranch. To get there, go past all the buildings and parking lots until it looks like you’re entering pure farmland. Then turn to your right to the parking area. The trail entry is at the far north-east corner.
Looking northeast from the parking lot. There were 10 cars with bike racks here on the day I rode, but I didn’t see a single biker on the mountain. That’s the beauty of one-way trails!
The step-over entry to the trails. If you’re behind the buildings and wondering where to go, look ahead to the left and uphill for this fence.
0.6 miles later, the upper south flow trail is straight ahead. If you’re done, keep right and descend. Otherwise, turn to the left and keep climbing. At mile 3.5, the left (downhill) fork takes you around the little loop. Staying right and uphill starts you on the upper (one-way) trail to the top.
So you’re climbing the top loop, one-way counterclockwise. When you hit a trail fork 0.8 miles later, turn hard left. The right fork just takes you over to the resort’s doubletrack maintenance road.
The ride’s high point comes at mile 4.5, but is unmarked. If you wanted to take a photo at the top, stop if you find yourself starting downhill into aspens. Walk back to the open area.
The trail descends through beautifully bermed swooping turns. Lots of turns. The trees will change from aspen to oak and maple.
The trail joins the little loop (still one-way here), then returns to the trail fork with the two-way part of the trail. I recommend you keep straight (left) and climb back uphill to reach the one-way downhill trail you passed on your way up.
When you rejoin the two-way trail, keep going downhill. After 1/4 mile, you’ll reach the top of the northern downhill flow trail. Make a hard right to enter the trail. Descend the trail to the first trail fork just above the canal.
Either call it a day, or head back uphill to hit the parts you missed.
Beautifully constructed trails. Scenic and fun to ride. The top loop offers great flow, and is certainly worth the climb.
Again, High Star Ranch is private property. So behave yourself. Respect trail closures and follow the rules, so these trails can stay open to the public for free riding.
Getting There:From Utah Country, head to Heber and turn left on US-40. At the light below Jordanelle, turn right on SR-32. In Francis, turn left at the stop sign to stay on SR-32. Go straight through Kamas, and just as you’re about to leave town, turn right at the High Star Ranch entry. Turn left at the road intersection, then head northeast until you see the sign for trailhead parking.
Topo map for printing: View topo
GPX track file for trails:
Download multi-track file
Short easy loop Up and Back figure-eight plus
Lodging, camping, shops:
Links to Park City area resources
Links to Heber resources
No water at the trailhead itself. Outdoor bathroom available.