FRUIT HEIGHTS — In a forest gully just north of Castle Heights Park off Nichols Road are the remnants of an old park and campground. Once a popular recreation area, massive flooding in 1983 demolished the park, leaving in its wake a solemn trail of damaged trees.
There are still signs of a disjointed trail under the tree rubble and crumbled pieces of asphalt along the streambed, but Fruit Heights is breathing new life into the area. Since last fall, the city has been actively preparing the area for a new trail system, hoping to have it in place by the end of summer.
Steve Petty, Fruit Heights Trails Committee chairman, said the projected milelong trail will begin at Main Street in Kaysville and head up to the area behind Castle Heights Park, where it will branch off into a loop and continue up to U.S. 89.