The Trail is open!
Please note that even though the trail opens, crews will still be out on the trail performing final punch list work as well as some additional new items added to the contract. Please be cautious and courteous as you travel through these areas.
Please clean up after your pets and help keep our trail litter free and beautiful.
In October 2010, a massive project was undertaken to enclose the 21-mile Provo Reservoir Canal in Utah County. Benefits of the canal enclosure included increased safety for residents along the canal, redundancy for existing water delivery systems, improved water quality and reduced seepage and evaporation.
An additional benefit arose when the canal construction created a perfect corridor for a 17-mile addition to Utah County’s existing trail system. The paved trail, known as the Murdock Canal Trail, will extend from 800 North in Orem to SR-92 in Lehi and will pass through seven Utah County cities, including American Fork, Cedar Hills, Highland, Lehi, Lindon, Orem and Pleasant Grove. Future expansions will eventually connect the trail to the Jordan River Parkway as well as the Provo River Trail. It will be available for year-round walking, jogging, equestrian use, cycling and skateboarding.
The project is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2013.