With the three-day weekend ahead and the end of Utah’s Bike Month approaching, there are a lot of reasons to get outside in this beautiful season and ride your bike. Utah has a variety of trails for all skill levels to explore. Here are four options listed from south to north:

 

Provo area

Provo River Parkway Tail

  • 15 miles
  • Starts at Utah Lake and goes into Provo Canyon
  • This is a beautiful trail to take into the canyon following the Provo River. You’ll pass Bridal Veil Falls at the northern end for a rewarding view (and a cool-down if needed).

 

Orem to Lehi

Murdock Canal Trail

  • 17 miles
  • Goes from 800 North in Orem to Timpanogos Hwy in Lehi, passing through seven Utah County cities
  • The original Murdock Canal was built in the early 1900s in an effort to bring water from Provo Canyon down to farms throughout the valley. Now the water runs through a pipe that the Murdock Canal Trail sits on.

 

Lehi to Salt Lake City

Jordan River Trail

  • 45 miles — but you can start and stop at any point
  • Parallels the Jordan River going from Utah Lake to the Great Salt Lake
  • This trail includes urban fishing bonds, cultural centers, demonstration gardens, shopping areas, parks and more!

 

Draper

Porter Rockwell Trail

  • 3.5 miles
  • Begins at Draper City Park in Draper, UT and goes to The Point of the Mountain Trail (which you can continue on)
  • This trail follows an abandoned rail corridor through the suburbs south of Salt Lake City. This trail is great for both walking and biking and offers beautiful views of the valley and mountains.

 

In addition to getting out on the trail, there are some engaging bike events tomorrow and in the upcoming weeks! Check out the dates and locations below or click here for all the details.

 

There are so many great bike trails to choose from — what are your favorites?

Maddie Jacobs

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