Utah Hiking, Nature April 22, 2017
The Breathtaking Parkway Trail In Utah Perfect For A Spring Hike
Utahns are lucky to have thousands of hiking trails throughout the state – many of which are just a few miles from our homes. Here’s a trail that winds right through the heart of the Salt Lake Valley, and it’s perfect for everyone in the family.
The Jordan River Parkway stretches nearly 45 miles through the Salt Lake Valley and into Saratoga Springs.
For full details about the parkway trail, visit Salt Lake County's
It's a multi-use trail that allows walkers, joggers, cyclists, dogs and even horses!
When Salt Lake County says this is a "multi-use trail," they mean it! This couple and their equine friends are certainly enjoying themselves.
You'll find several bicycle repair stands along the trail. They're equipped with air pumps, tools and a stand to put your bike on if you need to change out a flat tire.
Watch for these pretty signs along the trail - they'll help you locate your place on the trail.
The trail goes under bridges and sometimes even through tunnels under major roads, so it allows safe passage with no worry about the danger of motorists.
The entire trail is paved, making it a perfect place for everyone to enjoy Utah's natural beauty. The trail passes through shady, tree-line spots...
...right past neighborhoods...
...and through open spaces and fields.
Watch for wildlife along the way! You'll likely see geese, ducks, squirrels, rabbits and maybe even a water snake or two.
You might also find evidence of wildlife. Look, but don't touch!
Look for bat boxes and other nesting boxes that are installed all along the trail.
Volunteers keep the area along the trail free of weeds.
Volunteers also remove tons of trash from the trail every year. Please don't litter - keep this trail nice for everyone!
While parts of the trail are quite busy and crowded (especially on weekends), other sections are more quiet and peaceful. Explore the trail to find your favorite section!
The Jordan River Parkway starts in Davis County, where it connects to the Legacy Parkway Trail. It ends in Saratoga Springs, near Utah Lake.
Click here to see a map of the entire parkway.
Do you enjoy spending time with loved ones on the Jordan River Parkway? Tell us your favorite things about this pretty trail!
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