Ogden River Parkway Trail

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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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hiking

mountain biking

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trail running

walking

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lake

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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.

mountain biking
7 days ago

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

walking
26 days ago

Lots of homeless. :(

fishing
2 months ago

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

9 months ago

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
9 months ago

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

road biking
11 months ago

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.

trail running
11 months ago

Trail is closed at some sections due to high water.

Tuesday, April 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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Very busy, but great easy walk.

walking
Thursday, February 23, 2017

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

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

I love the parkway

Tuesday, September 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

road biking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Good trail for a run, walk or for biking. Super easy. There are always a lot of people on the trail, and many people off the trail. I'm not too fond of the trail in the dark because there are so many transients next to it at night. But it is a great trail during the day and you can get on at several locations around Ogden. I use this trail very often from spring to fall.

walking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Okay, fairly level, lots of people even for a weekday.

Monday, May 30, 2016

This is an extremely relaxing trail, which is paved in its entirety. There was quite a bit of bike traffic while we were there

walking
Sunday, October 18, 2015

Trail was nice! Paved surface throughout! Nice people saying high and smiling! Dogs on leashes!

mountain biking
Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Great trail for walking, running, skating and biking. This trail can get heavy use at times so if you are biking keep an eye out for walkers and runners. This trail spans from the mouth of the canyon west past I-15 and ever turns south and runs clear to Riverdale. Fun trail for the whole family.

road biking
Saturday, April 04, 2015

Great trail for biking if you can beat the crowds. Rode it from rainbow gardens then merged with the weber river parkway trail down to West Haven. It can get pretty busy once its warm enough for the crowds to come out.

road biking
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Great for hiking, biking, running, or a nice walk.
Ogden River Parkway provides a great easy family hike or bike. This trail is paved and crosses a handful of parks so the kids will love it. Take bathing suites with you, as there are a couple of great swimming holes along the way. We have nicknamed one of our favorites "the Zoom Floom" which is located right off of the parkway trail, very near the Walmart just past "Wall Street". Stop in for lunch at the Slack Water. They have good pizza and sandwiches, and an awesome beer selection. You can sit right on the river and park you bike next to the tables.

mountain biking
Friday, August 24, 2012

Picturesque biking / walking trail that is paved until it meets with the Weber River trail which is also paved. The Ogden trail runs along the Ogden river and has some hills and changing landscape that makes it a lot of fun for us when we want some quick cardio without having to drive too far.

walking
Thursday, August 16, 2012

Easy paved trail by the Eccles Dinosaur Park. Very pretty during the fall time.

hiking
Monday, July 23, 2012

I'd say the best way to enjoy the Ogden River Parkway is on a cruiser bike with kids. It's flat, pretty, goes through a variety of scenery (and behind the dinorsaur park), and can connect to a variety of other trails. It makes for a nice stroll too. Too busy for real road biking though, which is a pity given the beautiful paved surface.

hiking
Monday, May 28, 2012

Easy stroll on a paved trail along the river. Several parks and picnic areas along the way. Trail is pretty level the entire length. Great for a leisurely stroll or a jog. This would be a great trail for someone just beginning hiking or looking to loose some weight, very easy.

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