Murdock Canal Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Murdock Canal Trail is a 17.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Orem, 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
17.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rails trails

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

The trail, which opened in May 2013, is built over the now-enclosed canal. The beautiful 17-mile paved trail connects seven communities in the Utah Valley and has an adjacent dirt path for equestrian use. The trail is marked every quarter-mile and has established trailheads with restroom facilities and running water about every three miles. Near 5300 W. (State Route 74) in Highland, there is a short gap in the trail that can be bridged via the bike lanes or sidewalk on that road, along with low-traffic West Park Rd. (10130 N.) and paved trails in Highland Glen Park. The Murdock Canal Trail resumes just south of the park and continues without any interruptions to Orem.

hiking
1 month ago

road biking
1 month ago

It's better on a road bike. Paved, safe, and easy to access.

trail running
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Great paved trail that meanders through Utah county. We've walked and biked it with our kids in tow.

4 months ago

7 months ago

It's a great long trail!