The Murdock Canal Trail is a paved multi-user trail 17 miles in length. It follows the Murdock Canal route (the canal is now underground for the entire length) from the mouth of Provo Canyon in the south to Thanksgiving Point in the north. It opened in May 2013.
The Murdock Trail connects to the Jordan River Parkway at the north end by keeping straight and following sidewalk west to the Thanksgiving Point golf course. The final connecting path descends from Desert Forest Lane south of the clubhouse.
At the south end of the Murdock Canal Trail, a broad sidewalk/path along 800 North takes you to the Provo River Parkway trail parking at the mouth of Provo Canyon.
Northbound, you'll veer to the left when you arrive at the lake. (The lake is just over the grass, out of sight.) Aim for the straight, westbound path. Exit the park and pedal uphill on subdivision road.. At the Alpine Highway, turn south (left) and go 1/2 mile to find the trail again.
- Bull River Rd (Timpanogos Highway eastbound -- not commuter lane! -- and take Lehi 1200 W exit right, then immediate right to go west on Bull River Rd to approx 1400 W in Lehi)
- Mitchell Hollow Park (6450 W 10400 N in Highland)
- Highland Glen Murdock TH (on 4800 W in Highland turn west on Cedar Hills Dr at the light just south of Lone Peak HS. Left at the T, then left just before the main road descends to the park)
- Highland Glen Park itself (on Alpine Highway, turn east on West Park Road (10130 N) and coast down to the parking lot)
- Canyon Road (on SR 146 where trail goes under road)
- Wade Springs (1100 N 600 E in Pleasant Grove)
- Lindon View (300 N 780 E in Lindon)
- Trail ends at 800 N Orem. There's parking at Provo River Parkway TH, 1630 E 800 North (just off Highway 189)
Great trail for fitness buffs, families, or beginning riders. Lots of amenities (it's never far to a bathroom or drinking fountain). Most of the riding is flat --good for unconditioned riders.Southern SLC riders: Take Highland Blvd to the east frontage road southbound. Cross Point of The Mountain. At the traffic light for Timpanogos Highway, it's safest to pretend you're a pedestrian. From the far right on the frontage road, get into the crosswalk. Cross the frontage road in the crosswalk, then hit the "crosswalk button". When you see the little white walking guy, get on your bike and ride in the crosswalk across the wide Timpanogos Highway and up onto the Murdock Canal Trail.