bike trails near salt lake

Spring is on its way, and the time for searching out bike trails near Salt Lake is here! While some of the higher mountain trails may still be a little snowy, there are lots of great options closer to home. Here are 5 of our favorites:

Our Favorite Bike Trails Near Salt Lake

Murdock Canal Trail

  • We love this trail — a 17-mile paved path along Utah Valley. It has multiple points of access, from American Fork down to Orem. It features restrooms, water fountains, and early access.

Porter Rockwell Trail

  • This trail runs about 10 miles from Sandy to Point of the Mountain. It winds through neighborhoods and along streets, and is great for a casual family ride.

Legacy Parkway Trail

  • This is a 14-mile paved trail that never crosses any streets, allowing for a smooth, uninterrupted ride through the Farmington and Salt Lake areas. The Legacy Parkway Trail offers some great views of Utah’s spring scenery. Unfortunately, there is no restroom or drinking water access on the trail.

Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail

  • The Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail trail intersects the Legacy Parkway Trail. It is nearly 25 miles long and runs from Roy to Bountiful.

Jordan River Parkway Trail

  • This trail also connects to the Legacy Parkway Trail, and weaves through Utah, Salt Lake, and Davis counties. It is the longest trail on our list, stretching for over 40 miles. Construction and gaps can make the trail difficult to follow, but Salt Lake County offers a map to help you navigate.

The Best Bike Trail in Utah that Should be Paved

Deer Creek Parkway Trail

This trail begins at the Dear Creek Dam Trailhead and continues past the Soldier Hollow Olympics site. It runs for about 8 miles from the Utah to Heber Valleys. It is currently unpaved, but we think it would make a great paved trail for all types of cyclists.

Take your bike off the rack as soon as you can! Spring is a great time to ride and Utah’s Bicycle Lawyers will be out riding alongside you on these trails.

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