Salt Lake City

Public Lands Division

Salt Lake City Foothills Trail System Master Plan

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The Foothills Trail System Master Plan

p. 1-43 (Introduction, Existing Conditions, Public Input)
p. 44-69 (Proposed Trail System)
p. 70-109 (Design Guidelines, Implementation)
p. A1-D2 (Appendices)

Foothills Trail System Phase I Construction Information

In order to establish a logical and publicly-supported implementation schedule for the proposed Foothills Trail System, the planning team developed a simple prioritization methodology to score, rank, and phase proposed trail projects. This methodology considered three basic criteria for each proposed trail: public support, land ownership, and necessity of habitat data collection. See p. 103 of the Master Plan for detailed information. Phase I trail construction has been separated into five project areas:

Project Schedule

  • March 3, 2020: The plan was voted on and formally approved by City Council.
  • January 2020: Plan Review by Council
  • July – October 2018: Plan Review by Internal City Departments, Land Managers and Agencies
  • Spring – Summer 2018: Plan Review by City Boards & Commissions
  • March 28 and April 2, 2018: Public Open House
  • December 2017 – January 2018: Online Mapping & Solicitation of Public Feedback
  • December 2017: Presentations to select Community Councils
  • November 2017 – January 2018: Public Outreach and City Events & Activities
  • October 2017: Stakeholder Interviews
  • August – October 2017: Existing Conditions Analysis & Review of Relevant Data & Documentation
  • June 2016 – June 2017: Trail User Pre-Project Online Survey


Alta Planning & Design


Open Space Trust


Please review the documentation at the links above. The formal public input period is closed but we still welcome your comments and feedback via email. Emailed comments can be submitted here.