Tooele County Unveils Fully Paved Mid-Valley Trail

Apr 22, 2024 | News

Milenna Russell
Tooele County Parks & Recreation

April 18, 2024


Tooele County Unveils Fully Paved Mid-Valley Trail

Tooele County Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the grand opening of the fully paved Mid-Valley Trail. The site brings a rich history and offers unparalleled outdoor experiences for residents and visitors alike. It is a multi-purpose trail located near town making it accessible, and ideal for walking, running, hiking, biking, and even horseback riding. Pet owners will be delighted to find pet-friendly amenities, including poop stations to ensure a clean and enjoyable trail experience for all.

Historic Background – The Mid-Valley Trail holds a rich history dating back to the turn of the 20th century when a railroad line traversed through Tooele Valley, serving the International Smelting and Refining Company Smelter. After the smelter’s closure, the railroad tracks were repurposed, giving rise to the scenic Mid-Valley Trail. Today, remnants of this industrial past are preserved at the Tooele Valley Railroad Museum in Tooele.

Trail Details
Location: The trail begins at the south trailhead off Rogers Lane, featuring ample parking for vehicles and trailers.
Length: Spanning approximately 6.68 miles, the trail offers a leisurely journey through Tooele Valley’s picturesque landscape.
Scenic Views: Along the trail, hikers can enjoy panoramic views of Tooele Valley, the Great Salt Lake, Stansbury Island, and the surrounding Oquirrh and Stansbury Mountains.

The Mid-Valley Trail backdrops are especially breathtaking during mornings and evenings, providing an immersive experience of nature’s beauty and historical charm. This trail invites outdoor lovers of all ages to go on a journey of discovery along its path.

Tooele County Parks & Recreation Director Corey Bullock said,  “We are excited about the paving of the Mid-Valley Trail. Tooele County is committed to establishing a connective trail system throughout the Tooele Valley and the Mid-Valley Trail is a key component to that connectivity. We hope everyone enjoys it and uses it frequently.”

The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration of the Mid-Valley Trail’s grand opening on Thursday, April 25 at 2 pm at the Roger’s Road trailhead.

Individuals of all ages can embrace the spirit of adventure and heritage on the Mid-Valley Trail!