Nature Center Trail at Farmington Bay

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Nature Center Trail at Farmington BayNature Center Trail at Farmington Bay


Length: 2.8 miles
Time: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 12 feet

Description: A 1.5-mile-long trail loops through the wetlands of Farmington Bay with several side trails. The trail features a 1700-foot-long boardwalk with a bridge over Farmington Creek, a long bridge across a large pond, and a winding boardwalk through a delightful marsh filled with birds of many kinds. Come and enjoy the wildlife in the bay without getting your feet wet. The wide boardwalk has gentle slopes and easily accommodates wheelchairs and strollers. Ample benches throughout the nature preserve invite people to linger and take in the sights and sounds of the bay. The trail also has two large observation decks covered in camouflage netting that allow trail users to observe waterfowl in their natural habitat without disturbing them. The Robert N. Hasenyaer Great Salt Lake Nature Center Trail is open weekdays until 5 p.m.Some areas of the trail are closed at various times during the year to avoid disturbing birds during their nesting seasons. At other times the road gate is closed, but foot traffic can still enter off Glovers Lane through a pedestrian access. This trail is a wonderful addition to the Farmington area for all to come and enjoy. Bring a book or binoculars and come relax, surrounded by nature at its best! The final years of Bob Hasenyager’s life were given to ensure that the nature trail was completed. We honor his memory.

Access Location with Parking:
To reach the bay, drive west on Glovers Lane in Farmington (925 S.) to just a block short of the radar dome. Look for a paved road to the south where two classrooms can be seen by a large parking lot.


  • See the abundant wildlife.
  • Walk a wide 1700-foot-long boardwalk through the marsh.
  • A new visitor’s center is planned in the near future.
  • The area is great for school field trips or tours for other organizations.

Trail Surface and Status: Composed of boardwalks or a fine gravel base, the pathway is in excellent condition. It is suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.