The Jordan River Parkway weaves in and out of urban areas, parks and marshy riversides as it follows the Jordan River, traversing north from Utah Lake 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 at N40.35142 W111.90317 in Utah County, alongside Saratoga Drive. 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. At that point, there is a 3-mile gap to the Spring View Farms Trailhead on 14600S. The Salt Lake County website provides a map of other gaps in the trail.
From its northern end at I-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 Rd./Hwy 68, then go left 0.8 miles to Saratoga Dr., and left 0.2 miles to parking on the right. Trailheads west of following exits: 288 for 1.7m, 291 for 1.5m, 293 for 0.6m, 297 for 1.0m, 300 for 1.2m, 301 for 0.4m, 303 for 1.2m, and 309 for 1.2 m.
GPS for Trailheads: Utah County Park N40.35746 W111.89957; Jordan Narrows N40.44504 -111.92702; Spring View Farms N40.48666 W111.92710; Jordan River Rotary Parkway N40.52620 W111.91881; W10000 N40.57155 W111.91629; Gardner Village N40.60924 W111.92099; Jordan River Blvd N 40.62329 W111.92117; Winchester Park N40.63109 W111.92423; Walden Park N40.65204 W111.92314; Murray Taylorsville N40.66741 W111.90777; James Madison Park N40.69923 W111.92260; Glendale Park N 40.73374 W111.92457; Riverside Park/Rose Park N40.78275 W111.93313.
The Jordan is one of the few Rivers flowing North in the USA.
Trail closed at 6.1 miles north of Zero sign post, until late 2011.due to to Road Construction. There are 6 gaps in the trail. The zero mile marker is at N403534 W111.90315 alongside Saratoga ...