Length: 1.6 miles Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: 768 feet
Description: Section #11.2 continues east, paralleling the creek from Farmington Pond up to the end of the pavement on Farmington Canyon Road.
From the upper parking lot at the pond, cross the footbridge over Farmington Creek. Follow the switchbacks up a short hill and branch right on a trail that parallels the creek for a half mile to an old abandoned silver mine. A half mile farther up the canyon, you will reach a trail junction that provides access to the Francis Peak Trail (#22.4), or continue east about another half mile to reach section #11.1. This is where the pavement on the canyon road ends. There is a small parking lot at the switchback.
Access #1 - Farmington Canyon Trailhead with Parking: From Main Street, go east on 600 N., then north on 100 E. (Farmington Canyon Rd.). Continue up the canyon until the pavement ends. Cross the street and hike down the trail just above the paved road.
Access #2 - 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 right fork to reach the upper parking lot by the pond. Section #11.2 is across the bridge then up the canyon to the east. The Bonneville Shoreline Trail also connects here. BST #1.4 is to the north across the bridge. BST #1.5 and #1.6 are to the south up the hill before the bridge crossing.
- Find ample parking at Farmington Pond.
- Follow the trail to an abandoned silver mine that is now sealed.
- This trail connects the city to the canyon.
Trail Surface and Status: This is a narrow foot path with some rocky sections.