Provo River Parkway

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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 to the mouth of Provo Canyon. Its 15-mile length stretches from Utah Lake State Park 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 I-15, east 3.6 miles on W800N/Hwy 52. There is a parking area on the north side with direct access to the trail from the lot.

From US 189, take the E800N/Hwy 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.


Beautiful Scenic but sections are unsafe

   April, 2014 by variant530

I rode the Provo river parkway trail from Utah Lake to Vivian park on 4/25/2014. The section from the mouth of the Provo Canyon to Vivian park is spectacular and a great ride. However, the section from the mouth of the Provo Canyon to Utah Lake is pitiful more

i grew up just 100 yards from this river....some of the best times of my life were here

   May, 2013 by mikejosephsen

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   September, 2012 by ltbike

Rode this trail August 11, 2012. Loved it. Very scenic and easy to follow. The narrow underpasses or "chutes" mentioned by others are definitely a severe safety problem. We were extremely careful around these spots. Could not believe they built these. more