Get active, discover and play along Weber County’s expansive network of urban trails during Weber Pathways’ third annual Trailfest 2019. The free celebration of the county’s trail network takes place Saturday, June 22, 2019 beginning with a wide variety of organized trail activities from 8 a.m. to noon. The public can also enjoy a Trailfest Festival and Expo at the Ogden Amphitheater from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“In 2018, more than 1,000 community members hiked, biked, or ran a section of the newly-completed Centennial Trail and more than 500 people enjoyed the community party after,” said Mark Bernigni, executive director of Weber Pathways. “We hope to double participation this year, now that the event is more widely known. No matter your age or ability, we have many opportunities for everyone to get out and enjoy the beautiful trail system.”
Families can enjoy the organized activities along the Centennial Trail that include a muddy trail demonstration, trail etiquette, free tubing on the Ogden River, science learning projects, digging for “fossils” and making a plaster cast near Eccles Dinosaur Park, and more. Some of the trails are narrow dirt paths and others are wider and paved. Participants can get their TrailFest Passports stamped at the hosted trail segments and then bring their passports to the TrailFest Expo and Festival for a chance to win great prizes. The Festival and Expo will feature community organization booths, great food and beverages, and healthy family-oriented activities such as trampolines. Also available to festivalgoers is the Farmers Market, that is going on in the vicinity that morning.
The Centennial Trail is officially designated as the loop formed by the Bonneville Shoreline, Ogden River Parkway and Weber River Parkway trails. This beautiful trail is unique to the community, spanning 27 miles while passing through the Weber County communities of Ogden, South Ogden, Uintah, Riverdale, West Haven and Marriott-Slaterville. Popular with families, recreationalists and commuters alike, the Centennial Trail has something for everyone, making it the ideal venue for celebrating the community’s unparalleled access to trails.