Murdock Canal Trail is a 17.4 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
17.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
295 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

paved

rails trails

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.

road biking
1 month ago

Great, smooth trail

2 months ago

Great trail for biking or walking. Pretty flat.

walking
3 months ago

Nicely paved clean walking trail. Great for strollers! Kind of busy in the evenings and the occasional asshole biker

Excellent trail for biking!

4 months ago

Love this long stretch of trail for running and biking.

road biking
5 months ago

Biked 05/26/18 from 7:30 AM. Terrific time. I biked almost the entire way from end to end, beginning in Lehi, at a casual pace. It had some great views, particularly once the trail began to press against the mountains. There were lots of fellow travelers but everyone was kind.

road biking
6 months ago

This trail has some of the most stunning and amazingly beautiful mountain and lake views ever. Though it's called a canal trail, the canal view seems to be very short and unforgettable as compared to all other views, plus you may start wondering where the canal actually is! We started the trail at the beginning near the Lehi Frontrunner track, and went all the way to the end in Provo. Our stats were quite a bit different than what was was listed here- 19.5 miles, 636 ft elevation difference. There were several hills between the Lehi start and about West 10400 North, I think in Highland. From there it was smooth sailing... so if you want the trail to be relatively flat (minus the bridge underpasses), then start or end around that West 10400 North point. This trail is well groomed, and in some areas is like a divided highway- one side for bikes, the other for walkers. There are several (maybe 4-6) trailheads along the track that have restrooms, tables under a pavilion, water fountains, a bike repair station (at some I saw this, can't remember if i saw them at all), and a big circular decoration (which you can see in pictures I have taken). Also along the trail there are picnic tables with small pavilions along the way with water fountains. It's a really well maintained trail for fun, comfort and spectacular views! You may even be lucky enough to see a few horses, like we did!

road biking
Sunday, September 03, 2017

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

walking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

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

Thursday, March 16, 2017

It's a great long trail!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

walking
10 months ago

hiking
Thursday, September 07, 2017

trail running
Wednesday, August 16, 2017