Explore the most popular city walk trails in Utah with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

2 months ago

We hiked the Citadel today. It is a easy hike until you need to get down the sand stone slick rock. You need to look for the few cairns that point to the land bridge. And manage down the slick rock the best way you can. Then go across the land bridge to the fortress. It’s amazing, a little challenging but worth it!

Not a very good hike. unmarked trails lead you over and around as you try to find your way. if you are looking for indian ruins there are better ones, without all the hastle, near the Kane Gulch Ranger Station.

3 months ago

This is a nice paved trail that goes along Poison Creek. There’s a spur (if you could call it that) that runs parallel to the trail and joins back up shortly. It goes to a couple shoe trees which is cool. The trail also goes past murals, sculptures, and a sound garden. I went to the end and back about halfway before branching off toward Main Street.

Nice alternative to riding on the narrow streets that paralell the trail. Great way to get to Logan Canyon and or Green Canyon avoiding vehicles

on Poison Creek Trail

5 months ago

Great path for a Sunday afternoon stroll on the backside of town. My girls (teenagers) really enjoyed the trickling stream with red algae, murals and sculptures and “sound garden.” And we ended up stopping at the park for a pickup game of sand volleyball. Runs parallel to Deer Valley Dr. so there can be a fair amount of traffic noise. Most other patrons were polite but some skaters, bikers whiz by without calling out.

Nice bike ride, Redwood Rd to 600 West, but the rest is too much traffic.

Shady, paved, easy walk with nice views of the river and golf course.

road biking
6 months ago

Trail is great for exercise at all levels! For more difficulty, increase the distance or do the whole thing, plus some connecting trails to the North. Also, the early morning after the 4th of July gives you a fairly empty path most of the way!
...did encounter 1 person that didn't know how to control her dog. But over a 74 mile ride that morning, that's pretty good odds!

Fun trail to get off main roads, great for beginners and casual riding

Good easy hike for a beginner

Nice walk along the Jordan river on a paved path

7 months ago

ok urban walk. The best part was the wetland section in the middle

We have been on this trail several times, mostly biking, in the Saratoga Springs/ Lehi areas. The scenery is beautiful. There are some marshy areas and a lot of birds and some other wildlife. The trail is paved and it is a fun walking/ biking spot.

trail running
7 months ago

easy for running since it's flat and paved. doesn't feel like you're in the city. but, it is fairly boring and the section between west Jordan and sandy has almost no shade and some areas smell like sewage. heavily trafficked even at midday in summer. I would try a different section but wouldn't run that section again.

8 months ago

I always preface my reviews with, I’m an out of shape lady! Hey, that’s important to know. This is a great path for beginners. It is paved, but offers dirt paths for variety. Also, there is TONS OF SCENERY and VIEWS. Which is typically rare for a small loop hike, with a low climb, and isn’t highly trafficked with people. It is important to note there are sections with stairs, however, you can see others have paved out paths along the side with their strollers.

There are places to stop and sit, black beetles (a fair amount, fun for kids into insects), birds, we saw/heard a hummingbird. We’ve seen people with bikes, dogs—For being out of shape—we can do the loop in about 20 minutes. I’m sure the average John could do it in 10. There are bathrooms here, I believe there are water fountains (I haven’t checked). If not, there’s a 7/11 very close nearby. The only reason I gave 4 of 5 stars is I wish the loop was a little longer.

boring and from spring through summer there is swarms of nats and wasps.

8 months ago

Spectacular. Be patient once you drop down to the first rim, work your way to second rim then continue around point. Cairns disappear.
The land bridge is fun.

Enjoyed the walk. Different areas have very different feels.

8 months ago

Nice place for a walk along a paved trail on a spring afternoon. It was nice to have a series of steps to tackle. Pretty views of Mt. Olympus and the Salt Lake Valley.

on Citadel Ruins

9 months ago

Did this in April 2018. The park service discourage this hike and will only give info if you specifically ask for directions to the Citadel. There is no trailhead sign. Directions are sketchy. We took trail on rim overlooking Road Canyon. Relatively easy level hike with awesome vista / at one point a ruin visible in cliff of Road Canyon. Once you get to the peninsula where the Citadel is there is no easy access to the “bridge” to proceed. We backtracked some but eventually worked our way down over slick rock. There were a few cairns here. It is a challenge. Once we got to the bridge we were able to make good time. We eventually scrambled up slick rock to ruins. They are in great shape with fantastic vista. On way back we followed rim of Lime Canyon until we spotted more ruins. We again had to continue / then back track until we could scramble down going thro a tight crevice. Again lovely vista hiking back over slick rock canyon wall to ruins. All in all a great hike / a challenge combined.

Nice little walk with paved and dirt trails, along with a sweet view overlooking the city. All of the trees right now are pretty bare, but I imagine when spring has sprung this place is lush!

Good wide trail surface, cement. On a bike you have few pedestrians to navigate. There are stop signs to cross 700 east 900 east and State Street. Continue east to Sugarhouse Park and west to the bike bridges thru the Spaghetti bowl to Jordan River. This trail is the easiest way to gain elevation from east to west across the valley. You can race the streetcar on a bike but be careful at cross streets.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

I wouldn’t call this a trail - more like a sidewalk that is completely paved. It skirts the perimeter of a densely populated residential area and some commercial (shops-restaurants) buildings. A portion of it borders Swaner preserve. Used heavily by Mountain Bikes.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Ruben park with paved and dirt paths

trail running
Saturday, August 19, 2017

A little stinky in spots but mostly a flat, scenic place to run. I saw an otter by the river.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Easy trail

road biking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

It was a nice trail to road bike on. There were some scenic views of the river and mountains along the way, which was really nice!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

It's a nice trail to walk my dog or jog. It has mini waterfalls and lots of trees for shade. It's a refreshing trail especially when you get farther away from First Dam. It can be a bit close to the road at parts for my liking but it's still a great place I like to go with my dog. It's a great way to enjoy nature without having to go outside of town. Part of the trail follows the old canal and is gravel. Then closer to first dam it crosses a dirt road and has now been paved as a sidewalk trail the rest of the way to first dam.

road biking
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I love this trail! It's a nice safe way to get around Utah. It's full of gorgeous scenery. I've been on quite a bit of it, from Woods cross to Bluffdale I wish they'd fix a few rough patches on it. Especially when you get near downtown where it cuts off. But other than that. It's a nice smooth trail for running walking and biking

Monday, March 13, 2017

Much love for this biking trail! Been all along it many times and it never gets old. It always delights me and is a great natural oasis that weaves through cityscapes and beyond.

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