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 public input period for the Foothill Trails Plan is currently closed. You may still email comments to Please check back on this page in March for the date and location of a planned public open house.


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


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

Spring 2018 (TBD): 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