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Overview

RATING: Easy hiking
LENGTH: Up to 14 miles
MAPS: SALT LAKE CITY NORTH, UT; FARMINGTON, UT

Sat

98 | 69

Sun

96 | 73

Mon

93 | 68

Tue

89 | 65

Wed

91 | 65

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SEASON: Any
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear
WATER: Bring all you need.

Sat

98 | 69

Sun

96 | 73

Mon

93 | 68

Tue

89 | 65

Wed

91 | 65

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Oquirrh Mountains at sunrise from the trail

Oquirrh Mountains at sunrise from the trail

Built as part of the Legacy Parkway in 2008, the paved Legacy Parkway Trail follows the Legacy Parkway from North Salt Lake to Farmington. The trail is a gem, offering easy access for bikers, walkers, runners, and others. For most of its length, the trail is within a stone's throw of the highway, which detracts a bit from the ambiance, but views of the Wasatch Mountains, Antelope Island, and wetlands around the Great Salt Lake make up for the highway noise.

The trail, on its southern end, connects to the Jordan Parkway Trail, providing over 50 miles of continuous trail to enjoy. The trail does not receive winter maintenance, but melts out fairly quickly, making it a good winter outing, especially for runners needing a long path to stretch their legs on.

Note: The trailheads below are the main trailheads, though there are many other access points from within neighborhoods. There are a few restrooms and water stops available on the trail, but they can be few and far between. Bring all the water you need.
Pro Tip: Sunrise and sunset are stunning on the trail and the times I recommend visiting.
Sunrise behind the Wasatch Mountains.

Sunrise behind the Wasatch Mountains.

Getting There

South End
The southern most trailhead is Center Street Trailhead, 1100 West Center Street, North Salt Lake

North End
The northern most trailhead is Farmington Station. To reach Farmington Station, take Exit 324 from I-15 toward I-84 E/South Ogden. Take exit 395 almost immediately after getting off I-15, then turn left, cross over I-15, then turn left a final time onto Station Parkway. The trail is right behind the light rail station.

I describe other trailheads below in a south to north order with distances between them.

Sunrise along the trail

Sunrise along the trail

Route

Center Street Trailhead (Google Map)
This is not actually the southernmost point of the trail. The trail continues south from Center Street Trailhead about a mile where it crosses under I-215 and seamlessly becomes the Jordan River Parkway Trail.

Going north from Center Street Trailhead:

2425 South Trailhead (1.6 miles north of Center Street Trailhead) (Google Map)
The nearby Foxboro North Regional Park has a restroom, water, playground and splashpad available in the summer.

Mountain View Trailhead (1 mile north of 2425 South Trailhead) (Google Map)
The park has restrooms, water, and a playground.

Mill Creek Trailhead (1.95 miles north of Mountain View Trailhead) (Google Map)
Parking area and access point only, no water or restrooms. If you have time, a spur trail goes under the Legacy Parkway to Bountiful Pond, a nice fishing, canoeing and other recreation pond. It is less than a mile round trip side trip.

Pages Lane Trailhead (0.6 miles north of Mill Creek Trailhead) (Google Map)
Parking area and access point only, no water or restrooms.

Birnam Woods Trailhead (1.05 miles north of Pages Lane Trailhead) (Google Map)
Parking area and access point only, no water or restrooms. The stretch from here to Farmington Trailhead is the longest between major trailhead. It is also, to me, one of the best sections. Shortly after Birnam, the trail crosses under the parkway to the west side and takes on a more rural feel with fields and wetlands to the west.

Farmington Trailhead (4.55 miles north of Birnam Woods Trailhead) (Google Map)
This is currently just a dirt parking area. No water or restrooms. There is development going on nearby, so this may become a more developed trailhead in the future.

Farmington Station (1 mile north of Farmington Trailhead) (Google Map)
This is the light rail station and bustling commercial hub. The trail continues another 0.3 miles beyond this stop, but then ends.


Maps

Printable Maps:
Center Street Trailhead

12T 420596mE 4521629mN

N40° 50' 31" W111° 56' 31"

2425 South Trailhead

12T 420595mE 4524102mN

N40° 51' 51" W111° 56' 32"

Mountain View Park Trailhead

12T 421049mE 4525504mN

N40° 52' 37" W111° 56' 13"

Mill Creek Trailhead

12T 422160mE 4528239mN

N40° 54' 06" W111° 55' 27"

Pages Lane Trailhead

12T 422864mE 4528873mN

N40° 54' 26" W111° 54' 57"

Birnam Woods Trailhead

12T 424028mE 4529943mN

N40° 55' 01" W111° 54' 08"

Farmington Trailhead

12T 424452mE 4536475mN

N40° 58' 33" W111° 53' 53"

Farmington Station

12T 423789mE 4537843mN

N40° 59' 18" W111° 54' 22"

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