Foothill Trail System Plan


Project Description

The goal of the foothill trail system plan is to create a non-motorized, world-class recreational mountain trail system at the edge of Salt Lake City. The primary objectives of the foothill trail plan are: (1) to provide detailed layout, design and management recommendations for a comprehensive non-motorized foothill recreational trail system that is safe, enjoyable, accessible, connected, and sustainable; (2) to provide information to guide strategic implementation of the trail system over a 10-year time horizon; and (3) to provide and/or incorporate key supplemental information.

The public feedback gathered as part of the foothill trail system plan will help guide plan development, including trail construction and layout recommendations, and will influence trail development projects for the next 10 years.

Provide Feedback

The online mapping application is now closed, and we are currently reviewing public comments received. You may still email comments to
Public Open Houses will be held at the Natural History Museum of Utah from 6:00 – 8:00pm on Wednesday, March 28th, and at the Jack Sweet Branch Library from 6:30 – 8:30pm on Monday, April 2nd. There will be opportunities to review and provide feedback on a revised trail system layout and other components of the draft plan at the Open Houses. The Natural History Museum is located at 301 Wakara Way in Salt Lake City. The Jack Sweet Branch Library is located at 455 F Street in Salt Lake City. 


Location Salt Lake City Foothills
North Salt Lake to Emigration Canyon
Design Consultants Alta Planning & Design; Sentieros Consul
Contractor TBD
Funding Open Space Trust
Project Manager Lewis Kogan


Foothill Trail User Online Survey 2016-2017

November 2017 Draft Trail Alignments


Project Photos and Maps

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Project Schedule

June 2016 – June 2017   Trail User Pre-Project Online Survey

August – October 2017  Existing Conditions Analysis & Review of Relevant Data & Documentation

October 2017: Stakeholder Interviews

November 2017 – January 2018: Public Outreach and City Events & Activities

December 2017: Presentations to select Community Councils

December 2017 - January 2018: Online Mapping & Solicitation of Public Feedback

February 2018: Plan Review by Land Managers & Agencies

March 28 and April 2, 2018 : Public Open House

Spring 2018 (TBD): Plan Review by City Boards & Commissions

April 2018: Plan Review by Internal City Departments & Mayor

July 2018: Plan Review by Council

August 2018 (tentative): Final Plan Adoption