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21st Street Pond Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ogden, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.2 mi Elevation gain 9 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Fishing Nature trips Road biking Walking Bird watching Running Forest Lake Paved River Wild flowers Wildlife
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This paved trail around the 21st Street Pond has something for everyone. There are plenty of places for fishing, and you can often see ducks, turtles, and all sorts of birds. It also borders the Ogden River for some extra scenic variety. It is also a popular ice fishing spot during the winter. The natural looking 21st Street Pond was actually created when water from the river filled a borrow pit used for local freeway construction. The trail that circles the pond now connects with the Ogden River Parkway to the east and the West Haven Trail to the west. Fishing Regulations: 21st Street Pond falls under the community pond fishing regulations of Utah. The daily limit is 2 fish. Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all Largemouth Bass. Waters are open to fishing only when the community parks are open to the public. 21st Street Pond is leased to a Ogden wakeboarding company that uses the water to test equipment. The public is not allowed to swim, or boat on the pond. Please respect all private property signs and pack out all your garbage. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and typically at least five to eight feet wide. The estimated grade is flat (all 1% or less) so most wheelchair/mobility equipment and stroller users will likely be able to navigate the trail.

Plenty of parking in the gravel lot. No facilities.

Just west of the overpass on 21st street is a small street that looks like it might be a residential driveway, which quickly splits into three different paths. Take the middle route to get to the 21st Street Pond parking area and trailhead.

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Steve McBride
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Kat Martinez
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If you are a local, it’s an easy to access, nice walk. The backside of the lake walk is the most beautiful, but the front side is adjacent a busy road and it’s a bit load. There is also a section of the pond that is blocked off by a fence with barbed wire which isn’t a great view. I recommend taking the parkway attached for a prettier, quieter, longer option.

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Dan Brown
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Dan Brown
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Dan Brown
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Dan Brown
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Janeth Alvarado
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Boring, but good for running ! I don’t think I’ll come again but if I do I’ll bring friends because there was no one out here but some bikers. So it can seem scary since it’s secluded.

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Rich Henry
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Tanya McCall
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Great walk for kids, strollers, and dogs. Lots of shade and benches to sit and take a break. After going around the pond we walked along the river and unfortunately saw alot of used needles so watch your kids from picking that stuff up. Also lots of garbage left behind and dog poop. There were plenty of bikers to share the trail with but everyone was very trail curteous. Next time I think I'd rather ride a bike here then walk.

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Steve McBride
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Claudia Loera
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Super easy walk. Some areas there’s lots of sun some have tons of shade. The view of the pond is beautiful super relaxing

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Kurtis Thatcher
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Lots of shade. Parts of the trail went by the nearby river, which is a nice feature you can enjoy. It's part of the bigger river walkway, so you can continue. You can fish the pond if you have a fishing license. Ovknbcerall a nice, easy to get to, paved trail.

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David Lopes
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Road biking

Bit dirty needs to be cleaned I cleaned the major branches and bigger rocks off the road but it could use a good sweeping lots of stickers and loose gravel on the paved road

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Harshitha Prakash
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Beautiful trail for a relaxing walk or even for biking or running.

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Kelsey Van Natta
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Great place to ride your bike! Such a beautiful place to get out and be in nature.

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Nikki Moore
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Quick, flat, paved loop.

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Breck Tuttle
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Mountain biking

Nice loop that can be added to the Ogden River Parkway Trail

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Jenny Trostle
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Fun little trail. Very easy. Took 2 kids under the age of 8, they loved looking over the water.

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Rachel Graham
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Did this early April of 2020. It’s a paved trail around the pound. It’s a great place to run walk bike or whatever else. There are also people fishing the pond.

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Mariah Preston
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Jen Barrett
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nice walk around a pond, good walk with kids.

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BEN WALKEN
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Bugs. Running water. Not much to look at in comparison. Well paved and maintained

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Savannah Jackson
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Super buggy right now but I enjoyed it. Shaded and there is some trash, not overrun or anything. Keep in mind this is an urban outdoor area so some trash and potential homeless are a fact of life. We didn’t see any camps or anything as indicated by other reviews.

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Katheryne Gibson
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Nice paved trail

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Jessica O
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Negatives: Road Noise Found evidence of drifter camps Litter Not well maintained Didn’t feel safe Positives: Easy walk on pavement Some pretty views of the river

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Emily Klein
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My husband and I completed this hike on August 25 with Scout dog. From the earlier reviews, we were worried it would be an unpleasant experience, but we had a pretty nice time. Yes, there was a bit of litter, but it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. And we saw one group of drifters congregating by the water, but everyone else on the trail was civilized and friendly. This trail is fully paved, and partially shaded, depending on the time of day. This would be a fun bike ride for kids.

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Shawn Messinger
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Running

Paved trail that is easily accessed for a quick walk, run, or bike ride. This loop links with the Weber Parkway trail system providing miles of outdoor access.

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Toni Kubik
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This was an easy trail to follow and I love that you can choose to go around the pond or follow the river, definitely a short walk so it would be easy for kids

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Zaid Fadul
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A perfect short walk if you are in Ogden. Lots of drifters around though.

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Cassie Decker
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Horrible trail. Tons of trash and this creepy feeling like people are watching you. Saw someone who just finished bathing in the river. You can tell a lot of people live in the foliage.

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