New 7-mile stretch of Pineview Loop Pathway opens for runners, bikers, more

Friday , June 30, 2017 - 12:48 PM2 comments

CATHY MCKITRICK, Standard-Examiner Staff

HUNTSVILLE — Representatives from Weber Pathways and the U.S. Forest Service joined elected officials and residents to officially open a 7-mile stretch of the Pineview Loop Pathway connecting Huntsville and Eden Wednesday. 

The newly opened loop enables runners, hikers, bikers and folks of all ages to exercise while staying out of traffic — and the scenic views aren’t bad either.

This newest section of the non-motorized trail between the Spring Creek and Pelican Beach trailheads is part of a larger 16-mile route that will one day circle around Pineview Reservoir in Ogden’s upper valley. The U.S. Forest Service compiled a video detailing the project. 

According to Mark Benigni, executive director of Weber Pathways, Ogden Valley Pathways launched the project around 2004 and then joined forces in 2009 with Weber Pathways to finish the work.

“We are grateful for the continued financial support of the Ogden Valley community, Weber County, Huntsville Town, the U.S. Forest Service, RAMP and the countless volunteers who worked so hard to see this critical segment of pathway through to completion,” Benigni said in a recent statement.

The segment’s last 2 miles includes wetland areas, a 55-foot bridge, concrete curbing, parking and 1,000 feet of raised pathway alongside the beach. 

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