Salt Lake City

Transportation

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Urban Trails

Salt Lake City’s Urban Trails provide walking and bicycling routes for people of all ages and abilities to access these open spaces and community destinations.

 

Existing Trails

9-Line Trail

9-Line Trail

The 9-Line is a corridor connecting east and west Salt Lake City from the mouth of Emigration Canyon to the Surplus Canal, west of Redwood Road. The corridor includes a walking/bicycling trail linking parks, open spaces, neighborhoods and business areas. The completed sections of this trail include:

  • Shared use path south of Indiana Avenue or 900 South from Redwood Road to 700 West
  • Sunnyside Avenue from Guardsman Way to Foothill Drive

The planned sections of this trail include:

  • Near Indiana Avenue from Redwood Road to the Surplus Canal
  • 900 South from 700 West to Lincoln Street
  • 900 South from Lincoln Street to 1300 East (to be constructed 2019 – please see the 900 South reconstruction page)
  • Near Sunnyside Avenue from 1300 East to Guardsman Way
  • Sunnyside Avenue from Foothill Drive to Emigration Canyon

Plans, Studies, & Other Initiatives

  • The 9-Line Corridor Master Plan addresses the trail and surrounding land uses between the Surplus Canal at 2000 West and the TRAX line at 200 West.
  • The 9-Line Trail Extension Study presents a conceptual design and implementation plan for walking & bicycling facilities along the whole corridor.
  • The 9-Line Bike Park began as a small community-developed pump track and has since been professionally constructed to include a new and expanded pump track, jump lines, and pavilion.

Airport Trail

Airport Trail

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This 2.8 mile trail provides a bicycle / pedestrian connection along the south side of the airport from North Temple at 2500 West to the International Center. Now that the UTA Airport Light Rail Extension has been completed, you may also travel with your bicycle by train to and from the Airport.

The short missing piece and segments in need of maintenance near the western end of the Airport Trail are currently in-progress.

If you plan to bicycle to the Airport, access to the Terminal is available by continuing north along 3700 West, a road that mostly serves local commercial traffic to air freight carriers.

Airport Trail hours:

The trail is open to the public:

  • February 1 to October 31: 5:30 am to 10 pm
  • November 1 to January 31: 7 am to 7 pm

Persons needing access to the trail during closed hours — for commuting or to access the airport itself — may obtain a security badge from the Airport after completing a an application process which includes a background check and a $15 fee. (The badge expires on your second birthday after being issued.) For more information about obtaining a security badge, please call Airport Access Control at 801-575-2204.

Jordan River Parkway Trail

Jordan River Parkway Trail

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The Jordan River flows over 50 miles from Utah Lake north to the Great Salt Lake and flows through three counties: Utah, Salt Lake and Davis. The Jordan River Parkway Trail is a 40+ mile continuous, non-motorized, paved trail from the river’s headwaters at Utah Lake in Utah County to a connection with the Legacy Trail in Davis County near the Great Salt Lake. The trail also connects to the Murdock Canal Trail in Lehi City making the total contiguous mileage of all trails at over 100 miles.

McClelland Trail

McClelland Trail – 800 South to 2100 South

The Jordan and Salt Lake City Canal diverts water from the Jordan River headwaters to the east side of Salt Lake City. The genesis for a trail along the portion of the canal within Salt Lake City began with the efforts of communities along the corridor, as well as its inclusion in the Open Space and Trails Plan and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. In 2013, an Implementation Plan was completed for the Jordan and Salt Lake City Canal Trail, and recently the Salt Lake City Council funded construction based upon this study.

2013 Implementation Study
History of the Jordan & Salt Lake Canal

Please visit the McClelland Street page to learn about options for extending the trail from 2100 South to Sugarmont Drive in the Sugar House Business District.

Parley's Trail

Parley’s Trail

Parley’s Trail is an 8 mile walking and biking trail connecting the Bonneville Shoreline Trail to the Provo-Jordan River Parkway. This path connects neighborhoods and businesses, offers a commuting alternative and preserves public lands. Salt Lake County and the PRATT Coalition have completed design and construction for the Parley’s Trail connection between Tanner Park and Sugar House Park, as well as the connection between 300 West and 900 West, which opened in 2017. The only remaining gaps in the trail are through the heart of the Sugar House Business District and between State Street and 300 West (in the City of South Salt Lake).

Regional Soccer Complex Trail

Regional Soccer Complex Trail

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The Regional Soccer Complex at 1900 West and 2200 North features a new shared use path on the south and west sides, connecting with the Jordan River Parkway Trail near Redwood Road & 1800 North. Eventually, this trail is planned to continue around the north side of the Complex and potentially connect again with the Jordan River Parkway Trail at a new, northern tie-in.

 

In-Progress Trails

9-Line Trail - Lincoln Ave to 1300 East

9-Line – Lincoln Ave to 1300 East

Please visit the project website for more details about this 2018-2019 project.

Mountain View Corridor Trail

Mountain View Corridor Trail

Bike Trails

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The Mountain View Corridor (highway) and accompanying trail is currently built from Redwood Road near Camp Williams to 4100 South in Salt Lake County.

Additional phases of the Corridor will bring the highway and trail into Salt Lake City, west of 5600 West, connecting to California Avenue (current phase) and Interstate 80 (forthcoming phases). Salt Lake City is working with the UDOT project team to develop a project that meets local and regional transportation and recreation needs. For information about the project, please visit the Mountain View Corridor project page on the UDOT website.

 

Planned Trails

9-Line Trail - Remaining Segments

The 9-Line Trail currently exists from 700 West to Redwood Road and from Guardsman Way to Foothill Drive. An additional segment of the Trail between Lincoln Street and 1300 East is currently in-progress and will be constructed in 2019. Remaining, planned segments of the 9-Line Trail include:

  • Near Indiana Avenue from Redwood Road to the Surplus Canal
  • 900 South from 700 West to Lincoln Street
  • Near Sunnyside Avenue from 1300 East to Guardsman Way
  • Sunnyside Avenue from Foothill Drive to Emigration Canyon.

The 9-Line Trail Extension Study presents a conceptual design and implementation plan for walking & bicycling facilities along the whole corridor.

 

Antelope Island Trail

Antelope Island Trail

This recreational trail would connect the Airport Trail with Antelope Island, through the Northwest Quadrant and nearby bird refuge and Duck Club grounds. There is currently no funding identified for this project.

Beck Street Path

Beck Street Path

The Beck Street Path will design a dual direction bicycle facility on the Beck Street Frontage Road between Chicago Street (1800 North ) and the point where the existing off-street shared use path picks up along the Beck Street Frontage Road approximately one mile to the north. This is a high-use recreational and commuting corridor for bicyclists, with heavy truck traffic from the Geneva Truck Plan. Off-street facilities could reduce potential threats to user safety.

Emigration Creek Trail Connector

Emigration Creek Trail Connector

The Emigration Creek Trail Connector is a proposed paved, shared use pathway that would provide opportunities for utilitarian and recreational trips on foot and by bicycle through Bonneville Golf Course between Wasatch Drive, Foothill Drive, and Sunnyside Avenue (depending on alignment).

Please visit the project website for the most current information.

Folsom Trail

Folsom Trail

This trail will follow a former rail corridor along Folsom Avenue between the Jordan River Parkway Trail and 400 West in Downtown Salt Lake City. Learn more about the project at the project website here.

McClelland Trail

McClelland Trail – 2100 South to Brickyard Plaza

The McClelland Trail is a low-stress walking and bicycling route following the Jordan and Salt Lake Canal from 9th & 9th to the Brickyard Plaza commercial area. The route is comprised of off-street paved pathways over the canal and on-street neighborhood byways on low-speed and low-volume streets. The first section was built from 800 South to 2100 South in 2016 and discussions to complete the trail to Brickyard Plaza will be forthcoming.

Parley's Trail

Parley’s Trail – through Sugar House

While over 85% completed, the Parley’s Trail still has a key gap remaining through the heart of the Sugar House Business District. Salt Lake City is working with partners to bridge the gap through coordination with upcoming redevelopment and streetscape reconstruction.

Red Butte Creek Trail

Red Butte Creek Trail

The University of Utah Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and the adopted Salt Lake City Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update call for a shared use pathway along Red Butte Creek from Sunnyside Avenue to Research Park and the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. A series of previously built trail and bridge connections follow Red Butte Creek from Sunnyside Avenue to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and into the Foothills. Currently there is interest from the University of Utah, the Yalecrest Community Council, and Parks and Public Lands to pursue a re-connection of this trail corridor along with new and improved facilities where possible.

Surplus Canal Trail

Surplus Canal Trail

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The levee along the Surplus Canal from approximately 2100 South at the Jordan River to the Airport currently serves as a maintenance road for Salt Lake County Flood Control, but also unofficially hosts recreational users from nearby neighborhoods, despite obstacles including various fences. Salt Lake County is working with the US Army Corps to redesign and improve the levee, which offers an opportunity to explore a bicycling facility.

Long Term Plans for Trail Network

Planned Trails

Longer term projects are shown in the Multi-Use Paths 20-Year Map (figure 6-5) from the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update.