There is a historic hiking trail located behind Jeremy Ranch Golf Course up near Park City. The trail has several monuments that document the history of the use of trail as a Pony Express site, Mormon Pioneer Trail and even the Donner Party.
The parking lot has bathrooms, and picnic benches which is perfect to have a nice picnic after or before your hike. This trail has a running river and you can make this a long hike or a nice easy hike up into the hills with many shaded areas and feel like you are away from it all.
The hike from East Canyon to the Big Mountain summit is 4.4miles and is classified as intermediate per mountain trails org. We did not go all the way to the top and we hiked leisurely a hour up the canyon. It was easy but their was no running water coming down and we found a few small ponds which the dogs enjoyed. If early in Spring and water is flowing this might be harder than what we encountered.
Lots of pretty flowers and trees, and a few ramps for bikers to get over some fallen trees and or through the marshy areas. Signs indicated wildlife area, but we sadly only saw lots of birds and no deer or moose.
You access the trail head by taking Jeremy Ranch Road and turning onto a dirt road called East Canyon, and you have to drive about 4.5 miles to the trail head. Exit Pinebrook Blvd off the 80. Trail head is past the sign that says Morgan County and a farm like building on the left side. Very pretty drive with pastures, and a river on the left hand side. Good family hike site and was very dog friendly.