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Bonneville Shoreline Trail West from City Creek

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Bonneville Shoreline Trail West from City Creek is a 8.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 8.7 mi Elevation gain 1,706 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Mountain biking

Walking

Running

Forest

River

Views

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Contact

Bonneville Shoreline Trail Coalition http://www.bonnevilleshorelinetrail.org/

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Reviews (79)
Photos (294)
Recordings (66)
Completed (264)
Mike Dahlberg
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Running

First time on this trail and I loved it. Started my run on a Tuesday @ 0600 and only ran into a few people in the first hour. The climb was perfect for a trail run. Mile 2 was a burner!

Alex Lovell
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Hiking

While everyone is nice, there were way too many cyclists. Because of the narrow trail, we had to keep pausing.

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Kate Bradley
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Hiking

One of my favorite trails. Lots of shady cover and not too difficult. However I was screamed at by a runner who called me a selfish f******** c**** who can’t listen because my dog was off leash. He said next time he sees me, he’s going to take her from me and give her to the shelter. So that was interesting. LOTS of friendly people and off leash dogs tho. He was the only person on the trail without a dog so maybe he was just jealous

Kate Witten
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Hiking

Nice trail with great views. I hiked in regular sneakers and only got a little muddy. I was there to walk it but was impressed by the number of trail runners I saw. Trailhead was easy to find and took about 10 min drive from my downtown hotel.

Ricky Latshaw
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HikingMuddySnow

80% dry dirt/gravel; 20% mud/packed snow, but easily passable with normal boots. There are only two bad spots: super muddy switchbacks at the top of the big climb (avoid them with the uphill shortcut), and packed snow on the north faces of the mountains after the cell towers. The big climb at the start kicked my butt, so I detoured to Ensign Peak Open Space and sat for half an hour. The reward for the climb is meandering flat/downhill, with a few short but steep climbs. Great views of the entire city, airport, industrial district, and Salt Flats way in the distance. Out and back took about 4.5 hours including several detours enroute. Lots of friendly off-leash dogs too.

Dani Calhoon
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HikingIcyMuddySnow

Great trail! Love this spot especially in the summer/fall. I took my dog here for our first hike of the year and it was still super icy for the first 0.5 mi and then pretty muddy and snowy consistently for the remainder of the trail. My hiking boots were just fine but I would definitely recommend micro spikes/cleats if you have them.

Chalise V
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Hiking

Beautiful day for a trail run. Everyone is always friendly and so far I’ve only encountered friendly dogs too!!! Perfect, easy, quick place to get some exercise while also exercising your dog. Well maintained, multiple trails.

Breck Tuttle
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Mountain biking

It quite the climb out of the canyon to the pass near ensign peak. Trail is well traveled

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Davis Harting
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Hiking

Beautiful day for a hike, trails in great condition and there were some spots where the creek was still flowing

Tammy Stevenson
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Running

Well maintained trail with amazing views!

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Austin De La Cruz
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Hiking

This was a really great trail. It was well shaded during the first two miles. The paths in some sections were very narrow with high grasses on both sides. I had to jump in the high grass several times to allow the mountain bikers through. Saw 6 groups of people throughout the entire hike on a Friday afternoon.

Damian Andreani
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I did a 6 mile sunrise run from Downtown SLC up this trail and back. really only got 2 miles into the trail where there is the steel climb. This is a great place to see both the city and the valley that city creek travels in. Sunrise was amazing from here!

Anthony C.
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Hiking

We veered to the right of the trail to climb up the rolling hills. There are a few very steep areas along these trails but the scenery was absolutely stunning! Spring wildflowers and lush greenery. Awesome views of the mountains and city.

Saam Motlagh
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Running

Good for trail running, hiking, or mtn. biking. Easy trail for all skill levels!

Ted Sowle
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Running

Excellent way to push the legs going up to the cell phone towers. Saw deer (and a bow hunter!) and beautiful views of the downtown area.

Nellie Nelson
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Awesome track with beautiful scenery although rocky underfoot.

Barb Dodson
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Hiking

Just lovely!

Madeleine Johnson
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Hiking

Easy hike but pretty exposed, bring sunscreen!

Brynn Stewart
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Hiking

Super easy for kids. Turned around just before the big uphill to the radio towers. Still a beautiful view!

Larry Griffiths
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Hiking

a little muddy with snow

Leesa Marshall
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It was muddy with some snow. Beautiful scenery

Laura Woodard
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Hiking
Dan Robrecht
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Running

This is a pretty nice trail in N SLC to get a variety of terrain. The first mile along city creek is quite gentle and often shaded, then it climbs a shaded hillside before breaking more into the open scrub oak territory. There isn't really any reason to turn around at the point marked on this map - When hiking with kids I've turned around at the saddle (~2 miles in) or hiked up to the little rise S of the saddle for a viewpoint. When running, I've run it to bountiful (a couple miles past where this route ends) or gone from the saddle S down the ridge to Ensign Peak.

Nicole W.
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Hiking

The only down side to this trail is how obnoxious it is to try to get some peace on a beautiful hike and you can only hear the music from whatever reception sh is playing when it is going on at the event center. But it is still so worth it! Great hike! If you're craving Forrest scenery this is the hike for you. Loved it. Just annoying you can hear the music echoing so far up the hike.

Stephen Johnson
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Great run!

Bo Coffin
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Hiking

Really good hike in terms of exercise. Almost anyone can do this trail as it isn't too steep and the trails are fairly wide for most of the hike. Landscape is pretty open once you get to the top, not many trees after the initial summit. The best part of the hike is at the highest summit. The view of the Salt Lake Valley is absolutely stunning. Trail was pet friendly with poop-scoop bags.

Lish B
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Hiking
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