North Fork Park

The Utah Nordic Alliance celebrated National Trails Day at North Fork Park on 8 Jan 2011 by opening the new Noridc Center Hut.

The Utah Nordic Alliance celebrated National Trails Day at North Fork Park on 8 Jan 2011 by opening the new Noridc Center Hut.

North Fork Park utilizes Weber County public space in the North West end of Liberty in Ogden Valley.  The area is accessed from 3300 E to North Fork Road by way of two separate entrances: South Gate and Middle Gate.

In the summer, there are many non-motorized trails that take advantage of this beautiful alpine park.  Several of the trails also provide access to U.S. Forest Service trails on the backside of Ben Lomond Mountain.  In total there are approximately 14 miles of trails in the park, and another 12 miles on Ben Lomond

Don’t be misled by the term “Park”.  Instead of lawns, you’ll find campgrounds, corrals, and natural groves and alpine meadows. In the winter, the park is closed to traffic and becomes a great place to cross-country ski. Ogden Nordic, a local non-profit, maintains the cross-country ski trails for the public.   Ogden Nordic depends on volunteer labor and raises all of the funds necessary for equipment and fuel.

There is a trail fee for winter use that helps pay for the cost of maintaining the venue and trail system.   The Winter Trail fee is $6 per day or $13 for a family.   Season passes are available from the Ogden Nordic website, www.ogdennordic.com.  There is a collection box at the Nordic Center trailhead at the Middle Gate entrance.  Please direct questions concerning cross country skiing to Ogden Nordic at www.ogdennordic.com, or P. O. Box 643, Eden, UT 84310.