Bonneville Shoreline Trail
The Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) concept began in 1990 and has evolved into a vision to link a trail network along the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountain range from the Idaho border to Nephi, Utah, a distance of more than 280 miles (Bonnevilleshorelinetrail.org).
The BST Provo section consists of approximately 12 miles of trail which begins at Bridal Veil Falls and extends to about one mile south of Slate Canyon. The BST is the most popular unimproved dirt trail in Provo City. It is easily accessible and provides scenic views of mountains and valleys throughout its length.
Two critical links are still missing in the Provo section - just north and south of Little Rock Canyon. In addition, several informal trail heads and access points within Provo City neighborhoods are being threatened by development. CUV is working with Provo City to secure easements and/or purchase property to connect the entire Provo BST section as well as secure permanent public access to some of the informal trail heads and neighborhood access points. CUV, along with several other groups, is working to protect the existing trail from illegal encroachment and activities that threaten the integrity of the BST in Provo.
photo by Wendy LeFevre