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Jordan River Parkway Trail is a 45.3 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Saratoga Springs, 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 45.3 mi Elevation gain 692 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Running

Forest

Lake

Paved

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Reviews (215)
Photos (185)
Recordings (340)
Completed (508)
Brad D.
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Road bikingBugs
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Cross Townsend
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Road biking

A great place for a bike ride! We rode from one trailhead (The name I can't remember) from the north to Fishing Ponds, which is a neat area for a roundtrip of 15.5 miles. Nice and flat.

Cross Townsend
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Road biking

A great place for a bike ride! We rode from one trailhead (The name I can't remember) from the north to Fishing Ponds, which is a neat area for a roundtrip of 15.5 miles. Nice and flat.

Drew Diamond
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Walking

Mommy of 5- 3 of them in a stroller. 2 on bikes. PROS: clean smooth pavement, friendly people, dog friendly, plenty parks along the way, right amount of shade and sun, no huge inclines, runs along the water CONS: very crowded. Do not let your kids out of strollers cause there are a lot of bikers. Try to remember some people are there to stroll not a brisk walk, jog, run, or bike so you may need to shout “on your left..” OVERALL: I have walked the trail from 3500s through 7000s (not all at once) we walk this trail at least 1x a week. By far my favorite. LIKELIHOOD OF RETURNING: high

Brad D.
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Road bikingBugs
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James Davis
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WalkingNo shade

Jordan River Trail is great for walking. Pick your distance and go.....

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Marc Flemming
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Hiking

1. Poor asphalt surface. Apparently this was a low budget civic project at the outset. Wide seams, huge cracks & bumps. This was not a rail-to-trail conversion where the base surface would be flat to begin with. Mountain bikers might have a better ride with suspension & wide tires. 2. Users think "Trail Etiquette" is a French Cuisine. Dogs running all around without leash ...some of these canines are vicious and wont hesitate to attack cyclists. Unsupervised small children wandering all over the place. Totally selfish and/or brainless people all along this route make for a VERY unsafe situation. 3. Homeless Hangout. Mostly on the JRP north sections [City of North SL, Rose Park & SLC-Proper] you will encounter the homeless. While most are not a direct threat, some can be oblivious to the very path they are occupying with their shopping carts.

Rebecca Anne
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HikingNo shadeOff trail

Most of this section of the Jordan River Trail has no shade. However there is a nice off trail path that connects back to the trail again. The path is soft dirt with lots of trees and places to take photographs.

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Rachelle Upwall
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Mountain biking

Awesome paved trail with the family today.

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Joel Steadman
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Hiking

It was a good trail but there were bike riders everywhere. I will opt for trails where I don’t have to move off of the trail every couple of minutes.

Breck Tuttle
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Road biking

It took four separate rides of at least 20 miles round trip to complete the full 45 mile trail which I finally completed today. Liked having lights on the trail north of 2100 South because it was getting dark. Missed a couple of turn but the AllTrails app quickly got me back on track. Near North temple the recorded route took me on some streets even though there was the bike path and a bridge which I choose on the return. There is also a short section North of the State Fairpark where a detour is required. I tried both a west side detour and a n east side detour and think I preferred the East Side Detour better

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Carmen Nava
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HikingNo shade

Nice for walk and bicycle

Courtney Kargel
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Hiking

Superb trail for evening/morning runs or walks.

Melissa MacPherson
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Hiking

Great trail for walking or biking.

Megan Walters
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Road biking

I like to pull my kids in a bike trailer on this trail. I start at Willow Park in Lehi and either go north or south. Beautiful views both directions. Great biking/running trail. It's a little rough for rollerblading/skating. Still doable though.

Breck Tuttle
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Road biking

3rd out and back leg in an effort to complete the entire 45 miles Parkway Trail which means that I'll have ridden over 90 miles or twice with I complete the last leg.

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Thomas Fowler
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HikingNo shade
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Breck Tuttle
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Road biking

Nice trail well marked. Missed a couple of turn by not being observant enough. Biked a 17 mile section and returned. We complete to 10 mile sections in the next few weeks and complete the entire trail

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Jennifer Kumar
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Road biking

We started near the southern end at what I was told is the Utah Lake Shoreline trail, but there were signs calling it the Jordan River Parkway trail, so I am adding this review here. From the southern side, finding the trail going south is a bit tricky. There are signs in some places, other places, there are no signs. Some of the trail is paved, some gravel, some seems to go through neighborhoods on roads, and one part went behind homes and that part was gravel and dirt with mud. It offered beautiful views of Utah Lake.

Aubrie B
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Road biking

Excellent for cyclists.

Andrea Moeller
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Hiking

Great for biking or bird watching.

Jennifer Kumar
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Road biking

The app did not recognize my recording matching this trail, so I have manually uploaded it here. We entered the trail at 200W in Salt Lake City and went to the northern end where it connects to the Legacy Parkway trail. There are parts of this trail that are hard to follow, and there are some parts that are under construction. Overall, it's a nice trail, though.

Shara Preston
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Hiking

Great for beginners. I felt like the only person around, although it is a trail that is often frequented. The trees are just beginning to change with the season, beautiful view of fields and of the lake. Paved path. Lovely.

Jason Austin
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Aug 17 2019
Road biking

I've been traveling this Trail for years especially recently when I'm done a lot of exploratory bike rides go through nature you go through neighborhoods to see all sorts of things there's birds there's small animals just make sure to be respectful to everyone else on the trail and enjoy!

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Jodi Phillips
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Hiking

I was rollerblading. great trail for beginners!

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Arnold Angel
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Hiking

Love it You forget your in the middle of a city

Michael LaCombe
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Road biking

Finley found entrance to Parkway where I am starting this ride is the entrance to the Utah Jordan River Parkway from Utah Lake

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Tristan Tesch
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Mountain biking

This trail connects to Legacy parkway in North Salt Lake so its nice if you want to go even further into Davis County. I rode about 34 miles of this path and it was beautiful. Not a lot of traffic either which was surprising because it was a Saturday. Very shaded on some stretches which was nice because it was a hot day.

Sherri Park
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Walking

We got on the Parkway at 7000 south and went north until we hit the Murray City sign. It's not a long segment but it's one of the most beautiful. There were no signs of human habitation--no smells, no trash, etc. The trail was clean except for some wild goose poop. No dog poop. Everyone was using the receptacles. There were people running and biking but not too many because we were there when most people were in church. We saw the usual birds including some Canada Geese. Beautiful views of the mountains and the river.

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