Weber River Trail / Riverdale Parkway

Weber River    by Staff Photographer   ŠJune 2012

(submitted by Kristin Purdy)

Description: The Weber River Trail is located in Riverdale City in Weber County. The trail is a 10 foot-wide paved path and includes three wooden boardwalks. It's about 2 1/2  miles long from the access near 4400S north to where it connects to the Fort Buenaventura Entrance. The trail is bordered by the Weber River to the east and a residential area to the west. It's forested with tall cottonwoods, other old-growth deciduous trees, and lots of dead snags. The understory is shrubs and brushy edges. Riverdale City plans to leave the majority of the trail in its natural state to provide habitat critical to wildlife. Another 1-mile section of the trail continues south of Riverdale Road.

Directions: Take I-15 to exit 339, Riverdale. Turn east on Riverdale Road and drive 1.3 miles to 700W. Turn left (north). Drive a block to 4400S and turn right (east). Continue east on 4400S as the road curves north and dead-ends at a trailhead. You could also turn left (north) on 600W and park at any trail access up to 4080S. To reach the south section, from Riverdale Road turn right (south) at 700W. Turn left toward the Riverdale City offices. Cross over the river and follow the road around to the right. Park at the trailhead.

Birds: Black-chinned Hummingbird, Lazuli Bunting, Black-headed Grosbeak, Yellow Warbler, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Warbling Vireo, Belted Kingfisher, Bullock's Oriole, Song Sparrow, waterfowl

Other: The trail is popular among the residents of the area and the birder will meet many friendly people.

     eBird Data:  | 31st St to Hwy 26 | Hwy26 to Interstate 84 |

Nearby:  Fort Buenaventura,  Ogden Nature CenterOgden River Parkway

Hunter Spring Trailhead connecting from 3750 South    by Staff Photographer   ŠJune 2012

Boardwalk     by Staff Photographer   ŠJune 2012

The Trail    by Staff Photographer   ŠJune 2012

Trailhead & Parking Lot at south end of 600 West ( at about 4300 S.)   by Staff Photographer   ŠJune 2012