Provo River Parkway

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The Provo River Parkway weaves its way through state, city and county parks, as well as residential and commercial areas following the Provo River, then along University Avenue (US 189) to the mouth of Provo Canyon. Its 15-mile length stretches from Utah Lake State Park in Provo to Vivian Park in Provo Canyon. At its northern end, the trail passes the base of Bridal Veil Falls for a spectacular view.

The route is a Class 1, multi-use, gradual inclined, paved trail with a couple of short steep climbs. From Utah Lake State Park to the mouth of Provo Canyon, the path is 8-10 feet wide and nearly flat most of the way. In the canyon, the surface widens to 16 feet, and rises a little more steeply. There are some surface street crossings and some narrow underpasses. Water, restrooms, parking and picnic areas are available in the parks along the route.

Parking and Trail Access

In Orem, take exit 275 off Interstate 15, then travel east 3.6 miles on W. 800 N. (State Route 52). There is a parking area on the north side with direct access to the trail from the lot.

From US 189, take the E. 800 N. (SR 52) exit west for 0.12 mile. There are frequent access points along the pathway within Provo and at the many parks up Provo Canyon.


Great Conversational Bike Ride

   June, 2016 by brucebartholomew

Dropped off a car at Utah Lake State Park and then rode DOWNHILL from Vivian Park. Left at 7:30 pm, took 1 hr 20 minutes. Not hot, little exertion. Sure there's some bumps and underpasses, but they add character to the ride. A cool slice of Provo through more

Part of our Utah vacation

   June, 2016 by caroljeicher

We rode this trail a couple weeks ago while vacationing in Utah. Beautiful scenery. Loved the huge waterfall and riding by the rushing river. It is well maintained with LOTS of people using it. We started at the Virgin Park Trailhead. We did not ride more

Please control the beaver population

   December, 2014 by provoriverlover

Near the point where the trail reaches Utah Lake, the stand of cottonwood trees along the river is being decimated by beavers. If this continues, what was a lovely wooded trail/river scene will be reduced to an eyesore. Please call the Utah DPR and ask more