The Trail is open!
The Murdock Canal Trail officially opened with much fanfare on
May 18th, extending from 800 North in Orem to trail head six at Bull
River Road in Lehi, and we could not be happier!
Since major construction on the trail has been concluded, the Murdock Canal Trail is now being managed by Utah County. For questions or comments about the trail or individual trail projects, please contact John McMullin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For an interactive link to this trail and others located in Utah
County please visit:
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.