Bonneville Shoreline Trail

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) will one day stretch from the Idaho border to Nephi, Utah, more than 280 miles. Currently, just over 100 miles of the route is officially designated as part of the BST, and Davis is excited to begin a new 55-mile section!

 

 

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) is the most regionally significant natural surface trail along the Wasatch front. Davis County has master-planned a 55-mile section of the BST through the foothills of the County.  The plan calls for a multi-use trail system that is safe, enjoyable, accessible, and sustainable to meet the County’s growing residential and tourist populations.  The goal is to develop the trail with an average grade of 5% – 10%, thus being accessible by users of all abilities.  

Phase 1: Salt Lake City to Muller Park

Starting: May 12, 2021

Davis County has selected Avid Trails to construct phase 1, a 16-mile section of the BST extending from Mueller Park Canyon south to Salt Lake City.  The construction project will begin on May 12th and is expected to be complete by the end of the year. See map below. Visit this page as we provide updates on the construction progress and other details! 

Phase 2: Details Coming Soon!

History

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail concept began in 1990 as an effort to preserve a heavily used mountain biking, jogging, and walking pathway along a corridor between Emigration Canyon and Dry Canyon on the east side of Salt Lake City. After receiving unanimous support from the Mayor, City Council, and Planning Commission staff, Salt Lake City adopted the BST as a formal trail system throughout the foothills east and north of the City. In 1991, the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Committee was formed, and soon after, Davis, Weber, and Utah County joined in the effort to create one continuous foothill shoreline trail along the foothills of ancient Lake Bonneville.

Piece by piece, the existing BST segments have been planned, adopted, and implemented over the last 20 years. Of the 100 miles of trails currently part of the BST, 32 miles are right here in Davis! This new 55-mile addition will be the greatest effort made by Davis County to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

More important than the distance of the trail is the size of the population served, and the magnitude of recreational opportunity the trail provides. Placed near the Bonneville Bench, the trail skirts the developed areas of the Wasatch Front in Utah, Salt Lake, Davis, and Weber Counties, often forming the boundary between urban subdivisions and National Forest Wilderness. The BST will be a long-distance regional hiking, biking, and equestrian trail at the back door of more than one million people. The Bonneville Shoreline Trail will be the trunk of a branching regional system of trails linking city sidewalks to wilderness mountaintops.

 

Maps

Phase 1: Salt Lake City to Muller Park

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Currently, there are two major sections of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Davis County- I-84 to Farmington and Farmington to Salt Lake City. Each section includes many trails and access points that range in distance and difficulty. Click below to learn about the trails available at each section.

I-84 to Farmington

Adams Canyon

Includes trails such as Fernwood Park, Adams Canyon, Baer Canyon, and more.

Map

 

Farmington to Salt Lake City

Wild Rose Trail at Trailhead Park

Includes trails such as Farmington Canyon, Parrish Creek, Bountiful ‘B’, and more.

Map

 

Information
(801) 451-3280
Visit Site
Location
61 S. Main Street
Suite 304
Farmington, Utah 84025