Bonneville Shoreline Trail West from City Creek

moderate 62 reviews

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.

Distance: 8.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,706 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

cross country skiing


mountain biking






Bonneville Shoreline Trail Coalition

1 day ago

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.

4 months ago

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.

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

7 months ago

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

Well maintained trail with amazing views!

Sat Jun 02 2018

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.

Sun May 27 2018

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!

Thu May 17 2018

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.

Sun May 13 2018

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

Mon Nov 13 2017

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.

Wed Oct 25 2017

Awesome track with beautiful scenery although rocky underfoot.

Sun Sep 03 2017

Just lovely!

Mon Jul 03 2017

Easy hike but pretty exposed, bring sunscreen!

Mon May 01 2017

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

Wed Mar 01 2017

a little muddy with snow

Sat Feb 11 2017

It was muddy with some snow. Beautiful scenery

Sat Nov 05 2016

Mon Sep 05 2016

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.

Sun Jun 05 2016

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.

Thu Oct 22 2015

Great run!

Wed Mar 25 2015

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.

3 months ago

3 months ago

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