Salt Lake City

Public Lands Division

Popperton Park Trails Project

Project Summary

The Popperton Park trails project is located in the Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City. The Popperton Park trails are divided into three zones: West Popperton (foot-traffic only trails), East Popperton (bike trails), and South Popperton (a walking trail and a beginner mountain biking loop).


  • West Popperton Hiking Loops: Two walking/hiking/running loops meander through grassy hillside open space. This trail will connect with sidewalks on Virginia Street and Popperton Way.
  • East Popperton biking trails (Hop on Pop, Big Pop, and Lil Pop): Descending-direction, bike-only trails to provide fun and skill-building for beginner and intermediate riders. Short length encourages looping for practice.
  • South Popperton Walking Trail: A current community social trail to be upgraded for strolls and outdoor appreciation. For safety and trail sustainability, this trail will be closed to bikers.
  • South Pop Bike Loop: A ¼ mile bike loop for fun and skill-building for beginner riders and children.

Project Maps


This RFP was awarded to Creative Trails, based in Park City, UT.


  • City issued Notice To Proceed on June 10, 2020. 
  • Construction of West Popperton Hiking Loops commenced on June 15, 2020 and was completed on July 6, 2020. 
  • All Popperton Park trails were completed and open in December 2020.