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Ogden River Parkway Trail is a 17 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, 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.

Distance: 17.0 miles Elevation Gain: 351 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The Ogden River Parkway is a spectacular 4.4 mile trip through nature in the heart of downtown Ogden. It begins near Rainbow Gardens at the mouth of Ogden Canyon, and ends just west of 21st Street Pond. It connects with both the Weber River Parkway (Ogden) and the West Haven Trail near its west end. Trail is excellent for biking and walking. With numerous points of river access, it is also a popular place for bird watchers and nature lovers. This section of the river is full of rapids, so be careful if getting close to the water.

hiking
rocky
scramble
14 days ago

walking
17 days ago

The Ogden River Parkway Trail is paved and shaded on and off. There are parts that are right up against a dropoff down to the river so if you have small small kids make sure they are in a stroller or you keep a close eye. My 2 year old on his trike kept weaving dangerously close to the edge so I had to stop and restrain him in the stroller. The path itself is divided with a white line down the middle to make lanes. It's a pretty heavily trafficked path so it probably wasn't the best for social distancing/maintaining a 6 ft distance from people. Overall it was a nice walk. We only did a portion of it, but we saw some sheep and dinos from the dinosaur park, and enjoyed the pretty scenery of the trees and river.

road biking
1 month ago

Nice for a longer ride and follows the Ogden River which makes it more scenic

walking
1 month ago

This is a great place to go running, walk your dogs, etc. Pretty heavily trafficked so expect to be passing other people and dogs. The pathway is paved and mostly lined with trees. It is right alongside the Ogden river so you can even go tubing or fishing if you want.

hiking
1 month ago

Ogden parkway is a nice paved trail. Not much shade this time of year but in a month it should be pretty well shaded. It always seemed pretty well maintained. There is a few spots that need fixing but it seems like they always get them fixed up by mid spring. Nothing that prevented walkers runner bikers or anything else. I did this on April 10 2020. I must have paused my timer at some point because there was about a mile and a half stretch that didn’t get recorded.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Great trail. I parked at the Ogden Canyon trailhead and returned to a broken front door window. My car was broken into and nothing of value was taken. Take caution. I would suggest not parking in the gravel parking lot there at the trailhead.

Great trail for a stroller run!! A little bumpy.

hiking
8 months ago

easy paved trail. courteous bikers.

road biking
9 months ago

Beautiful, diverse trail. Fun to see parts of Ogden you wouldn't normally see driving around. Shaded 90% of the time. You see everything from botanical gardens, to dinosaurs, to the famous swimming pool from The Sandlot, to cows if you go farther west.

hiking
9 months ago

only half of the trail

11 months ago

we always start at the ogden botanical gardens and walk the trail to the end near the waterfall, and go up the Dee park loop my kids an I love this route we've done it several times and plan to keep going back!!! defenitly are favorite trail. even if we don't do the whole thing.

running
11 months ago

This place is my 2nd home. I try to walk or run the trail 3 to 4 times a week. Beautiful and peaceful. Always feel better after leaving there!

mountain biking
Fri Apr 26 2019

This was the first trail I rode on and I love it. Wall and Washington are currently flooded so you have to dodge traffic. I like to take the shoreline trail from rainbow gardens south drop down to South Ogden to Uintah and hook to this trail in Riverdale. 26 mile ride.

Mon Oct 22 2018

Just agreeing with other 5 star reviews. This path is an absolutely incredible treasure. Among recreation amenities in general it ranks up there with anything Utah has to offer, and among urban riparian greenways it is probably in the top 10 in the US. If Utah had a more coherent way of managing its human-nature interface, this path and the ecosystem it is part of would put Ogden on the international map as an internationally desirable place to live.

walking
Fri Jul 20 2018

I love this trail as it runs by the river. I spent my childhood walking a long it.

road biking
Sun Jun 24 2018

I hit the trail early in the morning (0630) the wind was blowing pretty well coming from the east like it does most days. It is paved all the way and is marked for the most part. I got off trail one time because I missed the sign for the trail (the orange arrows on the ground) they don’t say they are for the trail but they are. There are more arrows with different colors for other trails. I read in the reviews there were a lot of homeless around. I only saw 2 or 3 and they were closer to the Washington st. There are a lot of places to stop and enjoy the river and cool off. Over all the trail is a nice ride if you want to get the family out and riding.

Wed May 30 2018

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mountain biking
Mon May 14 2018

Very fun my first trail so far perfect for a family ride

walking
Wed Apr 25 2018

Lots of homeless. :(

fishing
Sun Mar 18 2018

I walk this path for the small river fly fishing. Tons of river access all along the path.

Fri Aug 11 2017

Really pretty scenic paved path along the Ogden river that runs all the way through the city. Some parts are nice near riverdale but other parts near north ogden can be kinda sketchy with druggie folks in underpasses

walking
Sun Aug 06 2017

Great place to walk, run, or bike. Beautiful trail along the Ogden River.

road biking
Thu Jun 01 2017

I love the Ogden River Parkway, it's a place to get outside without having to drive to the mountains. I ride my bike, run, and rollerblade it every summer. The downside is the stretch from Rainbow Garden to about Washington Blvd are ridiculously crowded in the evenings. It's nice to see people out enjoying it but no one stays to the right to let other pass, dogs on leashes on one side with the owner on the other...when you're biking or rollerblading this gets annoying real fast. I wish people were a little more aware of their surroundings. My solution to this problem has been to start at the pond behind Walmart and go West along the trail from there. You won't run into many people and if you do they are generally people riding bikes, or homeless and I've never had a problem with either. The real problem right now is the high water covering the trail at nearly every underpass and for rollerblading, where the water has receded off the trail, there are big stretched of dirt and debris that knock you off balance. Still it's one of my favorite places to burn off some energy after work.

running
Fri May 26 2017

Trail is closed at some sections due to high water.

Tue Apr 18 2017

This was a great trail for me and my young kids. Very clean and well kept for the most part. I like that you get to walk near dinosaurs and through the botanical gardens. The path also goes by a playground and picnic areas with restrooms. The restrooms near the botanical gardens were open on Easter, but I'd recommend bringing your own TP.

Mon Apr 17 2017

Very busy, but great easy walk.

walking
Thu Feb 23 2017

great for walking, biking, roller blading and just getting out to exercise.

Tue Nov 01 2016

I love the parkway

Tue Sep 06 2016

Very fun trail , we biked it in about 4 hours Starting at Rainbow Gardens ending near Weber Canyon on I-84 . Up and back 22 miles One of the best times I'v ever had riding a bike

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