BY JENNIFFER WARDELL
Clipper Staff Writer
CENTERVILLE — There are no speed limits on Centerville’s trails.
The city’s trails committee will hold a hike and trail run this Saturday, April 13, at 9 a.m. at the Parrish Canyon trailhead. Those who choose to participate in the hike will also get the chance to hear from Royce H. Allen, the author of “Tales, Trails and Sites of the Centerville Mountains.”
“He’s got a great knowledge of the history of the trails around Centerville,” said Matt Johnson, chairman of the trails committee. Allen will point out areas of interest near the trails and be available to answer questions.
The committee chose the Parrish trailhead because it has trails branching both north and south, giving participants more options, Johnson said. The hike is rated easy to moderate, making it accessible to hikers of all ages.
The trail run will have 5K and 10K distances marked in advance, and is also rated easy to moderate.
If the April 13 run is successful, the committee will likely start organizing runs on a regular basis.
“Trail runs have become much more popular lately,” said Johnson. “We want residents to know that we have a great network of trails available above us in Centerville.”
Water will be provided at the start of the hike/run, but participants will need to bring their own water bottles. Organizers also recommend that participants bring good hiking shoes and any other equipment they might need. This can include anything from a hiking stick to backpacks.
“In cooler weather, some hikers dress in layers,” said Johnson. “People can shed their jackets or other layers into the backpack if it warms up.”
The Parrish Canyon trailhead is located at 700 East and 400 North. For more information, e-mail Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text him at 801-915-0080.