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Jensen Nature Park

Jensen Nature Park features a variety of easy, paved trails around a scenic pond and natural wetland environment. With a multitude of route options and plenty to see and do, this hike is perfect all skill levels. Loop options range anywhere from less than a quarter mile on up to 2.6 miles. All of the trails are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Trailhead

Jensen Nature Park is located at 3176 South Bluff Road in Syracuse, Utah. The park can be reached from Layton, UT: 

  1. Drive west on Gentile Street for approximately 4.0 miles.
  2. Turn north onto Bluff Road.
  3. Continue 0.8 miles to Jensen Nature Park on the west side of the road (41.066964, -112.052484).

The Hike

From the parking area, begin walking in any direction. There are three loops that can be combined in any way. The 1.8-mile outer loop encompasses the entire park and continues south, eventually following the north side of Gentile Street before turning back towards the park.

Two smaller loops stay closer to the ponds and the beautifully maintained landscape within the park. The north loop is 0.16 miles, and it circles a large grassy area with a stream running through it. A large picnic area and pavilion are located near the north loop.

The Jensen Pond loop is 0.6 miles and circles the perimeter of the pond. A scenic bridge crosses the pond in the middle of this loop.

Jensen Pond is a popular community fishery for those wishing to spend more time at the park. Ducks and geese frequent the shores as well. Those looking for a longer walk can continue north out of the park on the Old Emigration Trail, which extends to 1300 North in West Point.

Rules and Regulations

  • Dogs allowed on leash.
  • Clean up after pets.
  • No littering.
  • No alcohol.
  • Open from 5:00 a.m. to midnight

Special Considerations

During warm weather, mosquitoes and other biting insects may be a nuisance. Wear long sleeves and pants and/or bug repellent if necessary.

Credits

This trail guide is provided by Backcountry Post.