The Provo River Parkway Trail – Provo Canyon Section is an easy paved trail that is very family friendly and can be done as an out-n-back or a car shuttle. The most popular section runs past the base of Bridal Veil Falls and draws a large crowd on weekends. This trail extends west past the canyon and you can ride all the way to where the Provo River feeds into Utah Lake. However, this post will describe the Provo Canyon section only. We will provide a separate post for the section that runs from Provo Canyon to Utah lake. The Provo Canyon section is 5.8 miles from the Provo Canyon Trailhead to Vivan Park, but with so many other trail head options you can tailor this ride to your family’s abilities.
Additional Trail Notes, Obstacles, etc
Due to the amazing scenery, easy and paved quality of the trail The Provo River Parkway Trail gets a lot of traffic. Be sure to keep your speed in check and watch for pedestrians as you ride. Remember to yield to them and watch for young kids excited by the water that might jump out in front of you!
Directions to Trailhead
From I-15 take the Orem 800 North exit and go east on 800 North until you reach the Canyon. There are several trailhead options starting near the mouth of the canyon:
- Provo Canyon Trailhead
- Canyon View Park
- Canyon Glen
- Nunn’s Park, lower Bridal Veil parking (shortest distance to Bridal Veil Falls)
- Vivan Park