Little g was dressed to impress with her purple crown and blanket cape (we’ve been going through a Frozen obsession at our house). At five years old I know Big E should have his own bike, but that’s one outdoors purchase I haven’t gotten around to yet. Sorry, I’m not VeloMom, but I know we’ll be looking into that this summer. He had so much fun on the Hobble Creek Bike Trail, we’ll have to get him his own wheels.
When Spring hits I’ll do almost anything to be outside. This is how I ended up towing 80 pounds of kids and cart behind my bike on a family bike trip last week. I have great memories of biking as a family growing up, and although I rarely do it now as a mom (maybe a few times a year) I still connect biking with happy memories.
Hobble Creek paved bike trail in Springville, Utah is a great family trail. It is paved, fairly flat, and passes some beautiful scenery. Although the leaves weren’t yet out on the trees, it was still a fun afternoon and we had the trail to ourselves.
Difficulty: Easy, except for one steep section around mile 3
Length: 4.5 miles each way
Time: 2 hours, including walking breaks
To Get There: Take the 400 South Springville Exit from I-15 and head east toward the mountains. As you climb the hill you reach a 4-way stop, turn Right. The road will curve eastward again and you’ll soon notice the sidewalk on the right is wider than before. This is the start of the trail in the residential area, but there are several other parking places 1/4 to 1/2 mile down the road that are more woodsy.
More information at http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/hobblecreek.htm