Length: 2 miles Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: 232 feet
Description: Section #11.3 connects the Farmington Pond area to the Lagoon section (#11.4) on the south, to Farmington Canyon on the east, and to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail on the north and south. From the pond parking lot, you can walk south to the Lagoon area using the 600 N. pedestrian underpass.
Section #11.4 is the most popular trail in Farmington. It skirts the east side of the Lagoon Amusement Park and ends on the west at Clark Lane (State St.). This nature trail has many species of native trees and brush together with sights of fenced elk, buffalo, horses, and cattle. Other wildlife, including deer, geese, ducks, small birds, and mammals may also be observed. Four picturesque bridges cross Farmington Creek as you meander through a serene trail in the heart of the city.
Access #1 - Farmington Pond Trailhead with Parking: From Main Street, go east on 600 N., then north on 100 E. (Farmington Canyon Rd.) and take the first left into the Farmington Pond area. Take the left fork to reach the parking lot by the pond. The trailhead is a paved path leading south at the bottom of the parking lot. A paved path also leads north behind the restrooms to connect to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, sections #1.4 and #1.6, and Farmington Canyon to the east.
Access #2 - Underpass Trailhead with Parking: 90 West on Main St. in the middle of the “S” curve at 600 N. There are a few parking spots off the road to the south by the pump house. Use the pedestrian underpass to reach the pond to the north.
Access #3 - 200 W. Trailhead with Parking: There is parking in the cul-de-sac at the south end of 200 W., which you can reach from 600 N. Main St. at the west end of the “S” curve.
Access #4 - 300 N. Trailhead with Parking: The middle of section #11.4 is accessible at the west end of 300 N, west of Main Street.
Access #5 - 100 N: Go to 100 N. 200 W. This is foot access only with no parking.
Access #6 - 400 W. Trailhead with Parking: Go to the west end of Clark Lane (State Street) where it intersects the frontage road at 400 W. next to the Lagoon Campground. Limited parking is available.
- The trail is maintained all year.
- Enjoy a pleasant nature trail in the middle of the city.
- The area has a fishing pond, picnic tables, and restrooms.
- View the animals in the back stalls of Lagoon’s zoo.
- Equestrians have access to a loading/unloading area with ample parking for their trailers.
Trail Surface and Status: This trail is an excellent, wide, paved pathway.