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Length
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21st Street Pond Trail

1 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

224 Connector Trail

2 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

9 Line Trail

1.3 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

Bingham Creek Trail

1.3 mi
State: UT
Gravel

East 224 Connector Trail

2.3 mi
State: UT
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park

28 mi
State: UT
Asphalt, Gravel

Historic Utah Southern Rail Trail

3.5 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

Intermodal Hub Trail

0.65 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

Jordan River Parkway Trail

48.9 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

Legacy Parkway Trail

14 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

McLeod Creek Trail

4 mi
State: UT
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Mountain View Corridor

17 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

Murdock Canal Trail

17 mi
State: UT
Asphalt, Concrete

Ogden River Parkway

9.6 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

Old Emigration Trail

7 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

Olympic Parkway Trail

3.4 mi
State: UT
Asphalt, Concrete

Parley's Trail

6.7 mi
State: UT
Asphalt, Concrete

Poison Creek Trail

1.4 mi
State: UT
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

Porter Rockwell Trail

10.7 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

Prospector Rail Trail

3 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

Split Rail Trail

2 mi
State: UT
Asphalt

Weber Pathways Rail Trail

10 mi
State: UT
Gravel

Weber River Parkway

11 mi
State: UT
Asphalt, Gravel

Willow Creek Trail (UT)

1 mi
State: UT
Crushed Stone, Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This popular trail encircles the Twenty First Street Pond, a man-made pond that draws fishermen in pursuit of rainbow trout, carp and brown trout. It’s also a fine birding spot. The trail is paved and...
UT 1 mi Asphalt
The 224 Connector Trail is a paved pathway that begins at the Interstate 80 underpass at Bitner Road and loops around Newpark Town Center to the State Route 224 and Ute Boulevard intersection....
UT 2 mi Asphalt
The 9 Line Trail is a short paved pathway along a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor in Salt Lake City. The line once carried much of the city's passenger rail traffic to the now out-of-service...
UT 1.3 mi Asphalt
The Bingham Creek Trail offers a short, gravel pathway along quiet residential neighborhoods from Teton Estates Park in West Jordan to the Glenmoor Golf Course in South Jordan. The park is largely...
UT 1.3 mi Gravel
The Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail extends north from West Bountiful and passes through the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, where it joins the Legacy Parkway Trail. Continuing...
UT 23.5 mi Asphalt
The East 224 Connector Trail provides a convenient route through South Snyderville Basin from Willow Creek Park to the Redstone Shopping Complex. It meanders north along the former Denver and Rio...
UT 2.3 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Golden Spike National Historic Site commemorates the incredible accomplishment of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. Today, much of this historic railway has been converted...
UT 12 mi Gravel
The Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park is a 28-mile, high-elevation trail that follows Interstate 80, from the charming streets of Park City through the smaller communities of Wanship and...
UT 28 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Historic Utah Southern Rail Trail runs through Lehi, about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City, along a Utah Transit Authority rail corridor. It begins near the Utah County line by a sprawling...
UT 3.5 mi Asphalt
This is a short connector trail in Ogden, allowing the pedestrians and cyclists to connect to Ogden’s other active transportation corridors from the Ogden Intermodal Hub. The trail is in close...
UT 0.65 mi Asphalt
The Jordan River Parkway Trail weaves in and out of urban areas, parks and marshy areas as it follows the Jordan River for nearly 50 miles, traveling from the northwestern corner of Utah Lake north...
UT 48.9 mi Asphalt
The Legacy Parkway Trail provides a useful, efficient commuting route as it is fully paved and has no street crossings. The trail runs adjacent to the Legacy Parkway in southern Davis County. It...
UT 14 mi Asphalt
The McLeod Creek Trail begins north of downtown Park City near the Snow Creek Medical Center. It merges with the Olympic Parkway Trail along McLeod Creek for about a mile to Meadows Drive before...
UT 4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Mountain View Corridor Trail is a 17-mile shared use path along State Route 85 (Mountain Valley Corridor) in the Salt Lake City metro area. The path stretches from 5400 S in West Valley City south...
UT 17 mi Asphalt
Located in Utah Valley, the pristine Murdock Canal Trail, which opened in May 2013, is built over the now-enclosed canal. The beautiful 17-mile route connects seven communities in the Utah Valley at...
UT 17 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Ogden River Parkway runs 9.6 miles along the Ogden River. Unimaginable years ago, given the industrial water pollution, valiant efforts have seen the river be restored and transformed into a...
UT 9.6 mi Asphalt
The Old Emigration Road once ran from Salt Lake City to City of the Rocks, Idaho where it linked to the California Trail. Today, a section of this historic migration route is an off-road,...
UT 7 mi Asphalt
The Olympic Parkway Trail stretches from Olympic Flag Park in Park City north to Snyderville. It follows Snow Creek Drive for a short distance before crossing it and paralles State Route 224/Park...
UT 3.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Parley's Trail, when complete, will become the first true off-road transportation and recreation link spanning Salt Lake City from east to west. Much of the trail's route is already open for use,...
UT 6.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Poison Creek Trail travels along the east side of City Park and into a historical area of Park City, originally a mining town. On this urban pathway, trail-goers will pass an eclectic mix of...
UT 1.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion
The Porter Rockwell Trail runs between Pioneer Avenue in Sandy and Minuteman Drive at Point of the Mountain. The paved trail follows an abandoned rail corridor through the suburbs south of Salt Lake...
UT 10.7 mi Asphalt
The Prospector Rail Trail enhances connectivity both within West Bountiful, and between West Bountiful and other communities. The multipurpose trail occupies a former railroad right-of-way for 3...
UT 3 mi Asphalt
The Split Rail Trail takes trail-goers north along Split Rail Lane through a residential area in South Snyderville Basin. The paved neighborhood trail provides access to Willow Creek Park's athletic...
UT 2 mi Asphalt
In 2002, the non-profit Weber Pathways opened the Weber Pathways Rail Trail on a railbanked Union Pacific Railroad corridor. The 10-mile line was once the Little Mountain Branch Railroad, constructed...
UT 10 mi Gravel
The Weber River Parkway begins about 100 yards south of the confluence of the Odgen and Weber rivers. It’s a popular trail with visitors, tracing the eastern shore of the Weber River and the crossing...
UT 11 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Willow Creek Trail runs through a popular community park in the Old Ranch neighborhood of Park City. It offers open vistas and links to the East 224 Connector Trail and Split Rail Trail. Willow...
UT 1 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Murdock Canal Trail

Gotta love the Murdock Canal Trail!

August, 2019 by dstaub

I live close by the Murdock Canal Trail and walk or bike it almost every single day. What a wonderful trail! It’s well-kept and is used by so many people. We’re blessed to have this trail!

Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail

Great trail - thank you!

August, 2019 by perry1gee

Really enjoyed the trail, several shady spots on a hot day. Great respect from drivers when I had to cross streets, good awareness by the drivers. Can't wait to ride it again.

Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park

Echo State Park was by far the best part, though road got a bit bumpy over there. from Park City there are a few gates to get through. Mostly sun exposure, and watch out for gopher holes the first 7 miles

July, 2019 by megmusic1017

Echo State Park was by far the best part, though road got a bit bumpy over there. from Park City there are a few gates to get through. Mostly sun exposure, and watch out for gopher holes the first 7 miles

Accordion

Mountain View Corridor

not great, but it’s the only long one around

July, 2019 by dhniels

Ran about 10 miles this morning. As others have said, the northern half is the best. However, it’s a brutal, continuous uphill and not fun to run. Several huge undulations right off the bat. Combine that with the sun beating down and you’ll get absolutely worked over if it’s over 70 degrees. Spends a lot of the time straddling the highway too which I didn’t love. I would run it again but only because it’s the only longer trail around (that I know of)

Mountain View Corridor

1/2 good

May, 2019 by lindsay.barenz

The north end is great, paved with only a few traffic intersections/crossings. Then after Daybreak for some reason instead of asphalt the path parallel to the highway is a cement sidewalk with seams. It is also very messy, lots of rocks and debris. So you’re either riding on the sidewalk or the highway shoulder (the “bike path”). Once you get Grand View Peak Drive in Riverton the parallel path disappears completely and you’re on the shoulder. I only use the first 12 miles of this trail from 4100 South to Daybreak.

Jordan River Parkway Trail

Great Trail, but lacks signage

May, 2019 by rdwil1984

I road part of the trail from the Redwood Trailhead Park to the River Oaks Golf Course and back again. There is a severe lack of signage to show you the main trail and you end up taking lots of wrong turns or continually stop to check if you need to take a turn or not. This gets a bit frustrating as you don't get a nice flowing ride, but rather a stop start ride all the way. I think I took about six or seven wrong turns and had to back track. Other than that, the trail could do with some maintenance. There are lots of cracks due to roots under the tarmac and some of the bridges could do with resurfacing, but it didn't worry me too much. Forgetting about the negatives, it is a really nice ride along the river and you don't have to deal with traffic which is great. The view of the mountains is awesome especially as you get further south. If I'm in Salt Lake City again, I'll definitely ride this track again, but I'll bring my GPS next time as it will save a lot of headaches. I would recommend this track, but bring your GPS and keep an eye out for the strong southerly wind. Makes for a strong head wind on the way south, but great for coming back.

Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park

Not What I Expected

April, 2019 by mpmpuckett

The first 14 miles traveling from Park City was all downhill and fast. Once we got to mile 17 until near the end the trail is in very poor condition. The horses and cows have torn the trail up and it was extremely hard to ride. It took us 4 hours in no shade to complete the trip. You must be strong and have a very good mountain bike to be happy with this section of the trail. Also all the dead deer on the side of the road were stinky and rotting (I counted at least 20), The trail follows I-80 most of the way and it is okay, but a little distracting. Now get out and ride !

Weber River Parkway

walk south

April, 2019 by nikole1

Walked the trail south from Riverdale about 2+ miles after you cross bridge the trail is gravel but still a great walk there is several place to take a rest if you need to also couple of place to have a pinic a great trail for a walk or bike ride.

Murdock Canal Trail

High Quality Southern Portion

March, 2019 by processing_tl

Did this trail on inline skates, at a decent clip ~15 mph. Started at the point where there is a private property break in the trail (and public parking/facilities) around 40.410350, -111.781484.

I chose the southern portion of the trail:
1) it's around 10 miles one way
2) it connects to the Provo River trailhead, which seems like another good trail
3) it seems to be a real trail through the neighborhoods and scenery rather than a path that follows a high speed road

Great pristine asphalt surface and scenery (mountain views, rolling hills). Major roads have underpasses and the underpasses are in good shape. There are a few at grade intersections that are a little iffy (1600N). Good mix of humanity on a Saturday from MAMILs to families - most are aware of usual trail rules so it works and is friendly.

The northern portion of the trail, which I did not try, seems to have a connection around the private property through Highland Glen Park. It then continues NW to the Thanksgiving Point tech area along Timpanogos Highway (high speed, loud, but grade separated). I think this is an intended connection to the Porter/Rockwell trail in the future, but not now - lot of construction & dust.

Intermodal Hub Trail

Ogden Intermodal hub trail

March, 2019 by nikole1

Great little trail it is paved and if you are a railfan you will love it. I walked it and the frontrunner was parked there so i got a pic of it and uploaded it here. If you want a nice short walk give it a try it is also a great trail for beginners. To get to trail head park on north side of parking lot and walk east on the north end of parking area and just before you cross rail look right for trailhead sign.

Mountain View Corridor

Got a good ride out of it.

March, 2019 by ejnlemaitre

I rode from 4100 S. to the intersection with Redwood Road at Point of the Mountain and back. 18.3 miles one way. I think it is the entire length of the trail. For sure the south end was. It might have been a little more north of 4100 S.

Like the previous reviewer said, the first 9 miles or so are nice and well separated from UT85. After that not so much. The last 9.5 miles, from Old Bingham Hwy to Redwood Rd, you are riding along the fast moving traffic. The bike lane is painted on what should be the emergency lane.
Also, as the previous reviewer stated, this bike lane is covered with road grime. The only good thing about it is that it is wide. But I still wouldn't want to be there during rush hour.

This trail is not flat and was a good workout.

For me, the worst was all the trash along the trail, of all sizes. I'm hoping the cities along this otherwise nice trail are planning a spring clean-up.

This was my first time on this trail. Because of all the road grime (risk of a flat) and trash, I won't be on it often. I see myself riding it once or twice a year at the most... unless it gets cleaned up.

Historic Utah Southern Rail Trail

Trail Closed

March, 2019 by greg.freestone

Lehi has closed the trail indefinitely. Freeway construction has also closed parts of the trail until summer of 2020

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