Shepard Creek Trail - City Section

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Shepard Creek IconsShepard Creek Trail – City Section

Length: 2.3 miles
Time: 1.3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 350 feet

Description: This is a pleasant hike through a forested draw set aside as a conservation area in the Somerset Subdivision. Enjoy this relaxing hike and unwind near a peaceful stream. A connection along Main Street to Cherry Hill and Shepard Lane is also included.

Shepard Creek Trail - City SectionAccess Locations:
Access #1 – North Compton: Go east on 1400 North off Main Street to North Compton Road, turn left and go to Shepard Creek. Park here by the small waterfall. Several trails depart from this area.

The feeder access to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail departs in a southeasterly direction up the slope then diagonally across the face of the slope and Grand View Drive (see Trail #1.3). Section #9.5 goes west from North Compton Road. Halfway down the trail, a branch goes northwest into the Somerset Subdivision to Kensington Street. Section #9.6 starts at the Kensington split-off if you continue west. You will walk along a beautiful nature trail then come out to the south on 1400 N., a block east of Main Street.

Access #2 – 1400 N.: From the center of town, head north on Main Street until you reach 1400 N. Turn right and drive 200 feet, then park beside the road. The trailhead goes north through some trees by a dirt road. This leads to a hidden draw and stream. Follow the path that parallels the stream on the north side all the way east to North Compton Road. Section #9.7 goes north along Main Street on a sidewalk to Cherry Hill and some campgrounds.

Access #3 – Kensington Street: Go east off Main Street at the light on Somerset Street to Ramsgate Road on the left then turn left on Kensington Street. Section #9.5 goes east through a grove of trees (1850 N.).


  • Relax on a beautiful tree-lined path near a stream.
  • Enjoy the waterfall on North Compton Road.
  • This trail provides access to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and many refreshing mountain trails to residents living in the middle of the city.
  • Trail Surface and Status: The trail is a dirt pathway in good shape along a tree-lined stream.