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Explore the best rated trails in Cottonwood Heights, UT. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Intermodal Hub Trail and Poison Creek Trail. With more than 39 trails covering 297 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Jordan River Parkway Trail

It so fun to walk or bike! We do a few family things including a moon light walk a few days before the the full moon.

January, 2023 by hunterb1951

It so fun to walk or bike! We do a few family things including a moon light walk a few days before the the full moon.

Jordan River Parkway Trail

Great for walking or bike riding. Every summer I plan a "Moon light walk" with my family a few days before a full moon. Usually on a weekend. It's so much fun!

January, 2023 by hunterb1951

Great for walking or bike riding. Every summer I plan a "Moon light walk" with my family a few days before a full moon. Usually on a weekend. It's so much fun!

Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park

great ride except the last 4 miles to tresses

October, 2022 by djones4412

This is a great ride with beautiful scenery but…the last leg after going through Coalville is a carpet of “goat head puncture weeds” so you had better have very puncture resistant tires on your bike. This trail really needs some love from whoever is charged with caring for it. I have never seen so many puncture weeds on one trail. My friend had to replace both inter tubes after our ride.

Accordion

Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail

Great urban/suburban trail

October, 2022 by rregovich

Nice long, safe trail. Pavement is good to great the whole way. Criticism that the double gated entries are a pain is valid, but they are combined with traffic control, or at least warning lights at every intersection - makes crossing the many roads very safe.
Not a lot of traffic - I could really cruise on my bike.
Take the train from downtown with your bike to Roy and ride back!

Porter Rockwell Trail

Back breaking cracks every 50 ft or so. Terrible street crossing that are nearly impossible to negotiate on a recumbent. This trail needs some serious maintenance and upgrades.

September, 2022 by veganpops

Back breaking cracks every 50 ft or so. Terrible street crossing that are nearly impossible to negotiate on a recumbent. This trail needs some serious maintenance and upgrades.

Provo River Parkway

crowded

August, 2022 by loraleecampbell

Nice ride but very crowded at times.

Porter Rockwell Trail

Little shade with steep hill

June, 2022 by wasatch49

I didn't attempt the north section because in involves multiple street crossings and heavy traffic areas. I rode out-n-back only the south section (8.2 miles total). The first couple of miles southeast from Draper City Park are very pleasant with significant shade and gentle hills. The extreme south end has no shade and ends with a long steep uphill on a narrow concrete walkway rather than an asphalt multi-use trail. It's a good workout, but won't be counted among my favorites.

Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park

Great Ride

June, 2022 by hredd

We rode from Park City to Coalville. The weather was perfect, sunny but cool. The scenery was better than usual as the area has had some precipitation recently. The trail was in great shape until we got two miles from Coalville where it got a little rough. Having said that, we were going 14 to 15 mph so it wasn't that rough. This trail had everything today, green vegetation, red rock, lush farmland, cattle, deer, sheep and lots of rock chucks. Overall it was a great ride and I would give the trail five stars if the last two miles were as smooth as the first 19.

Pony Express Parkway Trail

Glorified Sidewalk

May, 2022 by aaronnorris

What they consider a bike path is a glorified sidewalk. There are no lane markings, no signage, and almost all the road crossings are poor visibility for the cars, and few or none are marked such that cars know there are supposed to be bikes crossing.

Not to mention that for most of this route there is a painted bike lane paralleling this 'bike route' on the road.

This should tell you all you need to know: most of the way riding on the road is safer than riding on this bike path.

Mapleton Lateral Canal Trail

we’ll do this again

April, 2022 by lynn.ogden42

This is an enjoyable trail with great mountain and field views and some very nice high-end back yards. Yes, there are a lot of gates and street crossings on the north half. There is an abrupt termination at the south end with no access. Don’t plan on entering there. It would be nice Connect it with trails going south and have access.

Jordan River Parkway Trail

Beautiful Views

March, 2022 by 8806love

It’s a great trail, I go on it pretty often

Provo River Parkway

The trail is closed about a thousand yards west of the Lakeshore trailhead. Construction on a new bridge that's being built.

October, 2021 by richard.savage68

The trail is closed about a thousand yards west of the Lakeshore trailhead. Construction on a new bridge that's being built.

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