The Jordan River flows from Utah Lake to the Great Salt Lake. For 45 miles along its shore there is a great parkway, along with great natural areas. It’s paved and so it’s accessible for all.
Maps of the full Jordan River Trail can be found here.
The Jordan River Parkway is perfect for walking, running, biking and more!
I haven’t explored the full stretch, but many spots in Salt Lake and Utah Counties. It’s a great place for the communities that live nearby!
To the north the Jordan River Parkway connects to the Legacy Parkway. To the south it connects to the Provo/Jordan River Parkway and then the Provo River Parkway. There are intersections with other trails, like the Murdock Trail. You could potentially stay on paved trails even longer!
I have seen great wildlife along the Jordan River!
Distance – 0-45 miles round trip (can easily expand it if including Provo River Parkway Trail or Murdock Canal Trail)
Approximate hiking/biking time – variable
Elevation gain – variable
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – paved
Bathrooms – Yes
Seasons to hike/bike – Year Round
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes
Other paved trails are the Provo River Parkway and Murdock Canal Trail. Some of the trails I have reviewed are along the Jordan River, including the International Peace Gardens, Little Confluence Nature Trail, and Powell Lake.