Snowbasin Resort offers over 26 miles of easily accessible hiking and biking trails including gondola service to Needles Lodge. Gondola use can be purchased for single riders or all day use. Trails at Snowbasin are well maintained single-track and maintenance roads. Enjoy elevated scenic views around every turn, from alpine meadows and groves of aspen, to pockets of pines; spring fed streams and granite crags.
Adjacent Forest Service trails accessed from Snowbasin account for an additional 50 miles of trails to explore. Helmets are required to access the gondola with a mountain bike. Needles trail begins at Snowbasin Resort and is the main artery in which multiple other trails stem. Trails from Needles include: Green Pond Loop, Porcupine, Sunshine, Last Chance Loop, Elk Ridge, Becker, Moonshine Trees, Middle Bowl and Philpot. Trail maps are available at the Grizzly Center Rental Shop at the base of the mountain. Hike above Needles to summit Mt. Ogden, Mr. Allen, DeMoisy, or Strawberry peaks.
Green Pond/Maples Loop
- 5.3 Miles
- Moderately Trafficked
- Dogs Allowed
- Bikes Allowed
There are two access points to the popular Green Pond trail. One is directly off Snowbasin Road about .75 miles from Snowbasin’s upper parking lot. The other trail access begins at the upper parking lot. This 2-mile, technical single-track winds through pines, thick foliage, meadows and is featured weekly during Snowbasin’s Mt. Ogden Midweek Race Series. A 5.3-mile loop option is also available making for a good tour of the pond and surrounding area.