With the beautiful Wasatch Mountains to the west, and Utah Lake to the east, Springville has easy access to ski resorts and hiking trails, as well as fishing, boating, and, yes, even skating on Utah Lake. It’s a bustling little city, with a population that’s expected to double in the next ten years. That growth is no surprise. In addition to its natural beauty, the city is close to both Provo and Salt Lake City, and its own economic base is growing.
Puppers in Springville are pretty doggone lucky. There’s one veterinarian right in town, and it’s just a short 20-minute drive to nearby Provo, which has five more veterinarians, as well as several fur-iendly businesses and the region’s one off-leash dog park.
Well-behaved pups who have excellent recall, though, don’t need to journey to Provo to go off-leash. Unleashed puppers can hike the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) with you. The BST follows natural pathways and acts as a bridge between urban areas and the mountain wilderness. Springville’s section, which is 3.5 miles long, is fairly easy to hike, apart from a few steep climbs. The views from the trail are breathtaking. Access the BST at the trailhead located at 1800 North and Main Street. Take along water and waste bags and be prepared to carry waste out.
With gorgeous scenery in every direction Springville is an adventure waiting for you and you pup!
This eastern area of Springville extends deep into the Wasatch Mountains. This community’s Hobble Creek Trail, located at the base of Powerhouse Mountain, is the perfect way to get up close and personal with mountain scenery without requiring a rigorous hike. The 4.5-mile long paved trail is an easy hike, with a steep grade in only one short 100-yard section. The area is lush with vegetation and wildlife. There are shaded benches about every half mile, rest areas with picnic tables, and picturesque bridges that cross Hobble Creek. The trail ends at Rotary Park, which has a large grassy area and shaded picnic tables where you can rest. Bring along waste bags and water.
The community of Canyon Rd / Hobble Creek Canyon has plenty of outdoor options for your active pupper. Wayne Bartholomew Family Park is scenic, centered around a reservoir and surrounded by mountains. While doggos aren’t allowed on the beach or in the water, there are lots of open areas to explore with your leashed pup. Hobble Creek Park is smaller, but it features a walking trail that leashed doggos can explore, as well as a pavilion where you can catch some shade. This park has a water fountain, but it’s designated for people, so bring along a bowl for your doggo. If you’d prefer a rigorous hike, check out the scenic Spring Canyon Trail, which is rated as difficult.
The neighborhood of E 900 S / E 800 S has plenty of green space to explore with your leashed doggo. Spring Acres Arts Park is so large that it has two areas. The upper park, which hosts cultural events, has an amphitheater, bleachers, and restrooms. The lower park has a walking trail, plenty of green space, a playground, picnic areas, and a drinking fountain where you can fill your doggo’s bowl. Clyde Park, also located in this community, is small and quiet, but it features a walking trail, plenty of grass to tickle your pup’s toes, and picnic tables where you can catch your breath. And finally, although Bird Ballpark is geared towards sports, it does have a walking trail, as well as a drinking fountain where you can fill your pupper’s bowl. You’ll need to bring along waste bags at all of these parks.
Springville has many green spaces where leashed puppers are welcome, and the community of S Main St / E 400 S is no exception. This community’s Memorial Park features large grassy expanses, picnic tables, a water fountain where you can fill your doggo’s bowl, as well as a playground, tennis courts, and restrooms. Kolob Park is a small quiet park that’s also quite picturesque, with an incredible view of the nearby mountains. This park features lots of grassy areas for romping with your leashed doggo, as well as picnic tables and a water fountain. You’ll need to bring along waste bags to both parks.