Jordan River Parkway

Willow Park, Utah

Elevation Gain11ft
Trailhead Elevation4,498ft
Elevation Min/Max4496/4499ft
Elevation Start/End4498/4498ft

Jordan River Parkway

Jordan River Parkway is a hiking and biking trail in Utah County, Utah. It is within Willow Park. It is 3.4 miles long and begins at 4,498 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 11 feet.

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"Running from Utah Lake through the heart of the Salt Lake Valley to Davis County, the Jordan River Parkway (JRP) offers pedestrians, joggers, in-line skaters, and bicyclists a safe, peaceful, scenic, and natural recreational retreat from the confines of urbanism. The river itself is a natural waterway by which Utah Lake drains into the Great Salt Lake. Inasmuch, its floodplain harbors wetlands and groves of ancient cottonwoods that attract an array of birds and small animals. It’s not a wildlife preserve or national park, and there are many reminders that the trail runs through a metropolis: Residential developments huddle along the river’s banks, busy roadways cross the path, and industrial centers are in close view. Still, the numerous parks, picnic areas, and playgrounds passed along the way make the trail an invaluable asset to the entire community. Trail surface: Paved, nonmotorized, multi-use trail. There is a half-mile dirt stretch between 3900 South and 3300 South and a 2-mile dirt stretch north of 1000 North." Read more

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Did part of the trail from north to south starting just south of 2100 S. Trail is poorly marked- made several wrong turns and lost it at the Redwood Rec Ctr. Traveling in the opposite direction from that described in the guide didn't help. Goatheads (nasty sharp little seeds) resulted in multiple flats- I had 3 holes in my front tire, 2 in my rear tire. Recommend mountain bikes with heavy, well-inflated tires. Trail is in fairly good condition- asphalt with a few bumps and one short unpaved stretch. Not my best ride.

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Trail Information

Willow Park
Nearby City
Willow Park
USGS Jordan Narrows, Midvale, Salt Lake City South, Salt Lake City North
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