9 Line Trail

EASY 4 reviews

9 Line Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Salt Lake, Utah that offers scenic views 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.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

rails trails

views

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 (but still standing) Union Pacific Depot. Running parallel to W. 900 S. for much of its route, the corridor remains useful, providing a nice transportation and recreation alternative to the road for cyclists, skaters, walkers and runners. There is currently a small gap in the trail between 1100 W. and the Jordan River where a railroad trestle is awaiting rehabilitation and conversion for trail use. Fortunately, an existing trail bridge at 1100 W. leads to the nearly 50-mile Jordan River Parkway Trail on the north side of the river. Take that trail a short distance east for an easy detour around the gap. From the 9 Line Trail's eastern end, cyclists can continue via bike lanes on W. 900 S. to reach additional bike lanes heading north on S. 200 W. towards downtown. If you want to trek even farther, the Utah Transit Authority's 900 South Station—served by all three of the agency's TRAX light rail lines—is located at the intersection of the two roads. Leave your bike at one of the racks on the corner and hop on board to travel throughout Salt Lake County.

2 days ago

Nice bike ride, Redwood Rd to 600 West, but the rest is too much traffic.

walking
26 days ago

ok urban walk. The best part was the wetland section in the middle

3 months ago

Good wide trail surface, cement. On a bike you have few pedestrians to navigate. There are stop signs to cross 700 east 900 east and State Street. Continue east to Sugarhouse Park and west to the bike bridges thru the Spaghetti bowl to Jordan River. This trail is the easiest way to gain elevation from east to west across the valley. You can race the streetcar on a bike but be careful at cross streets.

hiking
1 month ago