Map of the Provo River Trail


Provo River Trail

Provo River Trail Utah map area

Provo River Trail


15 miles




Provo, Orem


Utah Lake State Park, Brigham Young University, Provo Canyon, local parks, Provo River


University Parkway Trail
Murdock Canal Trail


Salt Lake City

The Provo River Parkway Trail is a 15 mile long paved trail that extends from the shores of Utah Lake to Vivian Park on Highway 189 that runs through Provo Canyon east of the City of Orem, Utah. The trail goes past numerous local parks, past Brigham Young University and the commercial areas of Provo. Northeast of Orem, the trail heads up the canyon away from the city traffic. In the canyon, there are dramatic views of the cliffs along the canyon, pretty bridges over the river and several parks with picnic areas and restroom facilities.


The trail is paved and open for bike riding and walking. In the city, the trail takes a number of turns, crosses several streets and follows along major roadways. Once in the canyon, the trail has few road crossings.

This trail has a overall climb of 745 feet. The lowest section near Utah Lake is around 4500 feet in elevation. At the east end, in Provo Canyon, the elevation reaches to 5249 feet in elevation. The overall grade of the trail is around 1%. It is not really a steep trail, but it is an upward climb the entire way going from west to east.

Points of Interest

The Provo River Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Utah Lake LaVell Edwards Stadium
Utah Lake State Park Riverside Country Club
Fort Utah Park Mt. Timpanogos Park
Paul Ream Wilderness Park Canyon Glen Park
Independance High School Nunn's Park
Exchange Park Davis Canyon
Provo High School Snow Slide Canyon
Brigham Young University Vivian Park

The Provo River Trail goes through Provo and Orem, Utah. These cities are located to the south of Salt Lake City.

Nearby Trails

University Parkway Trail: The side path along University Parkway intersects the Provo River Trail to the southeast of the interchange with W 2230 N. The side path along University Parkway leads to Brigham Young University.

Murdock Canal Trail Connector: This 0.65-mile long paved connector trail runs along the north side of E 800 N in Orem. It goes past Palisade Park and connects the Provo River Trail with the Murdock Canal Trail.

End Points

The west end of the Provo River Trail is located at Utah Lake State Park, on Center Street west of Interstate 15.

The east end of the trail is located at Vivian Park in Provo Canyon along State Highway 189.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Provo River Trail in Northern Utah.