Bicycle Ride along Jordan River Parkway
showing the southern parts of the trail
2009-2010 - 54 photos
(Last updated October 2015)
After my first ride along the norther part of the Jordan River Parkway, I decided to find and ride the southern part of the Parkway. My frist ride down there was from 10th North in SLC, finishing up about 94th South in Sandy. That ride was 46 miles round trip. My second ride was from the same point in Sandy, about 95th South, down to Utah Lake and was 40 miles total. The Jordan River Parkway was not continuous at that time, having a number of breaks along the way, though most were not very long. Each year more is finished and it will be about 50 miles one way when finished, from North Salt Lake to Utah Lake at Saratoga Springs.
The trail is now joined with Legacy Parkway at the north end, adding 15 more miles for walking or riding, and the Legacy Trail is joined with the Rio Grande Rail Trail clear through Roy Utah up north.
I used to start this section of the bike ride at 106th South in South Jordan at Mullagan's Golf Course, the easiest place from the Freeway to reach the Pathway for this section. Now the north and south sections of the trail are joined, and you can ride all the way through ending up in Bluffdale, at 146th South. There is a loop trail there going back and joining with the Jordan Trail, called Springview Farms Trail.
Along the south part of Jordan River trail
146th Was the end of this section of trail for a long time, but there was more trail down south between the Jordan Narrows and Utah Lake. Only problem, there was no good way to get between Bluffdale and the Jordan Narrows. Most of us would ride Redwood Road over to Camp Williams and the Jordan Narrows trailhead.
Update Now they are putting a trail between there. It isn't easy to find though. You ride west on 146th to 1300 West, a dead end private road, a rough road that is not well paved. About a half mile south you will find the beginning of a paved trail, marked Jordan River Trail, but it doesn't run along the river. This trail doesn't go all the way though to the Jordan Narrows trailhead yet, but soon will. They have paved most of it. As of October 2015 they are waiting for a bridge placement over a canal to finish paving. When finished, we can ride all of the Jordan River Trail from North Salt Lake to Utah Lake in Saratoga Springs.
I have been down riding the Jordan River Trail many times now, riding the trail between South Salt Lake City and Bluffdale, also taking the Springview Farms Trail in Bluffdale, and in the same area the Madison River Trail, a short trail up hill to the east, then south. Last time down there we also found and rode a new trail to the west, that ends up at a new trailhead. I can make the claim that I have ridden all of the Jordan River parkway from where Legacy ends in North Salt Lake, all the way to Utah Lake, including the unfinished part through the Jordan Narrows, riding the canal roads though there, or Redwood Road.
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