- Time To Allow:
- 1 - 2 hrs.
- Elevation Change:
- 1500 feet
DescriptionThe Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a series of trails along the slope of the Wasatch Mountains where the old shoreline of Lake Bonneville met the hills. Sections of trail are found from Ogden to Payson. The northern Salt Lake City section extends from City Creek Canyon to Emigration Canyon. A favorite ride is a 10-mile loop from City Creek that covers 7 miles of trail, then a 3-mile road return.
Although not a year-round trail, it's rideable during temporary winter thaws. In the winter, the rating raises to advanced technical because of steep climbs in mud and snow, slippery surfaces on steep side-slopes, and some rough wet rock.
Time To Allow:
10 mile loop
From time to time, the trail dumps onto double-track. You''ll run across several side trails and 4-wheeler tracks. When in doubt, keep straight or take the more-traveled trail (follow the tire tracks).
After winding around a few canyons, at around mile 5 the singletrack loops around Limekiln Gulch. It then runs straight down Dry Gulch to the Avenues Trailhead. This is a GREAT descent. But keep your speed under control so you don''t crash into a runner or a dog.
From the Avenues Trailhead (GPS N 40° 46.658'' W 111° 50.225''), you can head left past the University of Utah Hospital towards the Emigration Canyon end of the trail. Or, fork right and climb a short distance until you hit the paved recreation trail. Dump onto the city street next to the trail and head straight until you''re on 11th Avenue. Continue until 11th turns right on Bonneville Drive, then roll on back to the City Creek Trailhead.