Jordan River Parkway

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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.

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 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.

Reviews

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

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   September, 2014 by bkel

The construction at 12400 South is now complete and ready for riding. I am looking forward to the day that all segments of the trail are finished. Love the bird life on this trail. read more

OK, not great

   July, 2014 by jj100750

We did this ride yesterday. We rode the train down to American Fork from Salt Lake City, then rode over to the Jordan River. I would say the trail is an OK ride, but certainly not one of the best. We started at Saratoga Springs and rode up through ...read more