The Jordan River Parkway Trail weaves in and out of urban areas, parks and marshy riversides as it follows the Jordan River for nearly 50 miles, traversing north from Utah Lake in Utah County through Salt Lake County to Davis County. Although still under development, the trail offers more than 23 trailheads, most of which have restrooms and water fountains and some of which have picnic areas and playgrounds.
The zero mile marker is alongside Saratoga Road in Utah County. The trail goes 9 miles north to the Jordan Narrows Trailhead, just past the county line in Utah County, following the river closely, then has a 10 percent grade up to the Jordan Narrows, where trail-goers will enjoy wide vistas.
From the park, a short segment extends north, but quickly dead-ends. Another disconnected section runs through new residential development in southern Bluffdale, but the main trail resumes at the Spring View Farms Trailhead on W. 14600 S. The Salt Lake County website provides a map of gaps in the trail north of here.
From its northern end at Interstate 215, a connection to the 14-mile Legacy Parkway Trail is possible, which heads north to Farmington and connects to the 23-mile Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail, which continues north to Roy.
Exit 279 off I-5 west on Main Street, travel 3.6 miles to Willow Park, or continue on for 0.8 miles to Redwood Road/State Route 68, then go left 0.8 miles to Saratoga Drive, and left 0.2 miles to parking on the right.