Length: 4.4 miles Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 488 feet
Description: This section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail joins Farmington Canyon to Davis Canyon. This is a very popular trail running north and south along the shoreline of the ancient Lake Bonneville. This mostly double-track trail takes you south from the Farmington Pond Trailhead. This trail section provides connections to several trails, including Farmington Creek, Farmington Spine, Rudd Canyon, Flag Rock, Patsy’s Mine, Steed Creek, Triumph, and Davis Creek.
Access #1 - Farmington Pond Trailhead with Parking: From Main Street go east on 600 N., then north on 100 E. (Farmington Canyon Rd.), then take the first left into the Farmington Pond area. Take the right fork and park in the gravel area. Look to the north to spot the bridge over Farmington Creek. The trailhead is located south of the bridge crossing and the trail ascends the slope to your right where it crosses Farmington Canyon Road. As you cross the road you will see the trail on the other side. This is the “flow trail” for mountain bikers. The trail for others is a short distance up the road. The trail heads east up the hill, makes a bend to the south, then joins the Weber Basin Aqueduct Road (WBAR) or “firebreak road,” which the trail follows to Davis Canyon near 900 South.
Access #2 - 100 North: From Main Street, drive east up 100 N. and park at the end of the road. Hike straight up the steep hill to the east until you reach the BST, which is also the firebreak road on this section. You can also hike to the northeast up a jeep road to reach the north section of the BST.
Access #3 - 200 South: Drive east up 200 South until the paved road ends. Park and walk due east up a steep hill to the WBAR. You can’t miss this 15-foot-wide road on the side of the mountain.
Access #4 - Reservoir with Parking: The trailhead is across from the reservoir off Little Valley Road (about 800 South). Little Valley Road is reached by turning east off 200 East at 500 South then driving up the road as it bends south to the reservoir where there are places to park. Walk down the road 100 feet and look for the trail to your right in a grove of trees. Ascend a small hill, then turn to the east for a short distance before hiking north for almost a mile.
- Enjoy stunning sunsets across the lake on this fairly level north/south trail.
Trail Surface and Status: The trail is fairly smooth with a gravel and dirt base and some rocky sections.