The Provo River Parkway Trail is 15 miles from Vivian Park in Provo Canyon to Utah Lake. It is a great path for walking, running, biking, and is wheelchair and stroller-friendly.
At the west end of the Provo River Parkway is a little park. It’s almost directly across the street from Utah Lake State Park.
The trail connects to the north to the Provo-Jordan River Parkway Trail and then the Jordan River Parkway Trail.
As the name suggests, the paved trail follows the Provo River east, so you get great views of the river from the trail.
Right now at the beginning of November, the leaves are all changing a brilliant gold!
Other times when I have come I have seen these fun little pedal surrey bikes that you can rent.
It’s also a great place to find birds.
The trail goes clear up into Provo Canyon.
There are a few trails near the top. Lost Falls is near Nunn’s Park.
The trail to Bridesmaid Falls is just below Bridal Veil Falls.
This section of trail is just below Bridal Veil Falls. If you want the 1.4 mile walking path, it’s along this.
There are opportunities to sit and rest or take in the views.
Bridal Veil Falls is right next to the parkway, so you get an amazing view of the waterfall right from the trail.
During peak times this area can get congested. This is a Sunday afternoon in July.
Just above that you pass the trail to Upper Falls and more views of the Provo River.
In the winter this section of the trail isn’t cleared off, but it is compressed by foot traffic. Wear micro-spikes and you can still enjoy it.
At it’s eastern end in Provo Canyon, it begins at Vivian Park, where you get out when you float the Provo River in the summer and can see Frozen Bubbles in the winter.
The Provo-Jordan Parkway follows along the west coastline of Utah Lake clear up to the northwest corner where the Jordan River exits Utah Lake and flows 51 miles to empty into the Great Salt Lake. That section of the river trail is called the Jordan-River Parkway.
Distance – 0-30 miles round trip (can easily expand it if including Jordan River Trail or South Fork Canyon)
Approximate hiking/biking time – variable
Elevation gain – variable (mostly flat through Provo, gentle uphill in Provo Canyon)
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – paved
Bathrooms – Yes
Seasons to hike/bike – Year Round (the upper canyon section isn’t cleared of snow)
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes
West Provo River Trailhead
East End at Vivian Park Trailhead
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