Trail

Porter-Rockwell Trail - Draper Park Trailhead

Draper, UT
Length: Varies
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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The Porter-Rockwell Trail is a fully-paved path that meanders through the city of Draper. It spans for a total of 11 miles, spanning from Draper City Park to the intersection of Highland Dr and Minuteman Dr. But since we’re hiking with kids, we only explore small sections of it. This post is for the span of trail that extends from Draper City Park, southeast for about a mile, to where it meets the Sadler Trailhead.

This trail is really great for kids on their bicycles and moms to push strollers if needed (and jogging if you’re into that). It’s even great in the winter because the City of Draper plows the trail after it snows.

There is one spot where the trail crosses a street, but it’s a small, residential street. Right at this intersection is a farm where a zebra lives too.

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Trail Features

Surface type Paved
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Playground, and Wildlife Viewing

One of the farms that the trail goes past has a zebra and an emu. The horses at this farm will also come right up to the fence for attention if you stop. The zebra never does.

A little further in, there’s a stature of a tyrannosaurus that we encourage kids to look for.

For a paved trail, we see a decent amount of wildlife. Birds, chipmunks, squirrels, and even a snake a few times.

We usually stop for lunch or snacks at the gazebo that’s at the Sadler Trailhead and then head back from there. There is sometimes a picnic table there too.

If you’re into geocaching, there are a few on this trail.

We sometimes encourage kids to keep hiking with the promise that we can play at the playground at Draper City Park.

There are restrooms in three spots at Draper City Park, but they are usually closed in the winter. Water fountains are also shut off in winter.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

You can park at Draper City Park or along 1300 E. The trailhead is just across the street, very clearly marked.

Trail Contributor

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Alex is an artist and graphic designer who runs her own little business from home while she’s momming it with her two school-aged boys. She’s a California native and transplant to the Salt Lake Valley where she’s completely fallen in love with living so close to the mountains. She loves hiking, camping, travel, soccer, photography and cooking. She geeks out over history, especially art history, loves getting lost in a great novel, and she started practicing taekwondo the year she turned 40. She’s also a Lifetime Girl Scout and she loves sharing her love for travel and the outdoors with her kids.

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Getting There

From I-15, exit 12300 S. Head east. 12300 S will become Draper Parkway. Turn right onto 1300 E. Take the second exit at the roundabout, continuing on 1300 E. Then turn right at the very first driveway after the roundabout. It will be just feet after railroad tracks that are no longer in use. You can park at the first parking lot on the left.