Jordan River Parkway Trail

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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.

Parking and Trail Access

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.

Reviews

Trail closed just north of Thanksgiving Point

   June, 2015 by ggwbikemt

In riding this trail north from Utah Lake on June 19, discovered that the trail is closed just north of the Thanksgiving Point golf course/garden and in the Jordan Narrows and Camp Williams area (mile 9.5 from south end). It is over 2 miles north of the ...read more

I love the parkway.

   March, 2015 by jazzziered

I have been riding the parkway for several years now and I love it. I ride from south bound Rose Park to work on 47th South. Nice ride, very pretty and not technical or hilly. Watch out for goat heads though. :( I also take it on weekends north bound ...read more

Good Trail for Leisurely Riding

   November, 2014 by aweech

The JRP was my go to trail this fall in the Salt Lake Valley. I usually join it at 1700 S and go as far south as I have time for. The furthest south I've gone is to Midvale somewhere past 8000 S. My favorite portion is between 3300 S and Winchester. Murray ...read more