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Oquirrh Lake Trail

Located in South Jordan’s charming Daybreak community, the Oquirrh Lake trail is a great place to get out for a walk. The trail is paved the entire length, making this a great option for hikers of all skill levels.  

Trailhead

The Oquirrh Lake Trail is located in the Daybreak community in South Jordan, Utah.

From Bangerter Highway

  1. From Bangerter Highway, turn west onto Daybreak Parkway.
  2. Continue 0.8 miles, passing through one roundabout to Oquirrh Lake on the north side of the road.

There is no official trailhead or parking area for Oquirrh Lake, but plenty of street parking is available on Daybreak Parkway beyond the roundabout or on the west side of the lake on Kestrel Rise Road. Off-street parking may be available at the boat ramp on the west side of the lake (40.549263, -112.004046).

The Hike

Begin hiking on the trail that circles the outside of the lake from wherever you parked. Travelling clockwise from near the boat ramp on the southwest side, the trail passes under the first of several bridges. There is a little elevation change as the trail climbs over and under the various bridges but it is otherwise mostly level. There are numerous benches, docks, and short side trails to stop and take in the scenery along the way.

A sandy beach area is located at the northwest corner of the lake. Continue past the beach as the trail crosses another bridge with great views of the lake and surrounding area. Restrooms and another sandy beach area are located on the northeast end of the lake.

The main trail passes below two more bridges before arriving at the south shore and turns west and back towards the boat ramp. The main trail around the shoreline of the lake is approximately 2.2 miles long; however, those wishing to walk further may access the island via foot bridges at the south and east shores of the lake. The trail on the island is very similar to the outer loop trail and is approximately 1.25 miles long.

Rules and Regulations

  • Open from dawn to dusk.
  • No swimming or wading.
  • Boating is reserved for Daybreak residents only.
  • Dogs must be leashed.
  • Clean up after pets.

Credits

This trail guide provided by Backcountry Post.