We love hiking! It is one of our favorite activities, but when the weather starts to turn cold, we don’t love trudging through deep snow, and we don’t own snowshoes. Of course, we still want to spend time outdoors, so we have found a bunch of easy urban hikes in Utah.
These trails are right in the city, or at least very close. They are often paved, so strollers and wheels are welcome. These simple nature walks help us make it through winter because even if there is snow, it’s not too much, so we can manage with just boots. These hikes are great all year round, but they are extra perfect for the colder months.
Let us know if you have a favorite spot to walk and hike during the winter. We would love to give it a try. We know there are lots of Urban Hikes in Utah to enjoy.
Located in Logan. This is a mostly shaded, paved trail that follows the creek through the park. Photo from Intermountain Health.
Located in Ogden. This trail is a fairly, flat, easy trail that walks through many different terrains, which is why we love it.
Located in Ogden. There is a paved, 1/2 mile trail around the pond. We love coming to see the ducks while we walk this trail.
Located in Layton. This trail is a boardwalk through the wetlands of the Great Salt Lake. There are a few educational signs and a fun tower to climb.
Behind the castle park at Nicholls Park, there is a lovely little nature trail called Gailey Trail. It’s a fun place to explore in all seasons.
Located in Farmington: This trail walks behind Lagoon and up to Farmington Pond. The trail is paved and has bridges, shade, and a fun tree chair.
Located in Farmington. This is our favorite Urban hike. Just a few minutes from Lagoon, there is an easy 1.5 mile, flat trail around a large pond where we have seen lots of different wildlife.
Located in Salt Lake. These gardens have a lovely place to explore and walk.
Located in Salt Lake. This is a little oasis in the middle of the city. The trail walks over a beautiful stone bridge and along a little creek.
Located in Sandy. This simple paved trail is only 1/4 mile, but it is a lovely little spot next to the mountains.
Located in Draper. This hike begins right in a neighborhood, but it ends up in a fun, explorative trail for kids.
Mehraben Wetlands Park
Located in Draper. This little park has a fun trail around two ponds where you can fish and see the ducks.
Jordan River Parkway
Located in Utah and Salt Lake County. There are many miles to walk along the Jordan River Parkway. We love walking (and sometimes biking) the little section near our home when it’s cold out.
Located in Highland. This simple trail is also a mountain biking training loop, but we enjoyed the bridge, the frozen stream, and the birds.
Located in Provo. This short boardwalk has a natural spring, wetlands, and lots of trees. Make sure to stop at the pond in the park, too.
Located in Spanish Fork. One of our favorite trails in all seasons. This trail is paved and has a fun dripping rock and a cool suspension bridge.
Located in Cedar City. This simple, paved trail leads to a gorgeous man-made waterfall.
Located in St. George. This garden is beautiful all year, and there are lots of paved trails to enjoy through the park.
We are excited to find more Urban Hikes in Utah, so this will be a growing list! We hope that you use this list to find easy ways to get outside during winter.