Shoreline Trail

The Uinta National Forest backs right up to Springville, where the roads meet the Wasatch Mountains. All along this border between city and forest is the Shoreline Trail.

The shoreline trail is a lightly used trail that accommodates hikers, mountain bikers, and some atv's. But the great part about the Shoreline is that almost every canyon there is a trail running off into the wild and none of these are usable by anyone except those on their feet.

I took a sunrise trip along the trail this morning. It was a perfectly calm morning and made for some great views of the valley and surrounding mountains. I always wonder what this place must have been like when the Trappers like Bridger and Provost would wander through here. But the valley is still very beautiful, even with civilization having taken over.

This is a shot across Springville to West Mountain, that sits at the south end of Utah Lake.

Looking south over Springville and Mapleton you can see Spanish Fork peak, the tall one on the left, just below that peak is Maple Lake that I
wrote about a couple posts ago.

South and West of Spanish Fork peak the morning sun lights Mt Nebo's peak.

Nebo is the highest peak in Utah County, yes it is Higher then the famed Timpanogos. At 11, 928 feet, Nebo's summit will be the object of a trip I will be going on later this month. Hopefully the weather will hold out.

The Shoreline trail is a great example that you can have a little adventure every day, and that a simple morning hike before work goes a long way to improving your whole day.