Mormon Trail, in U.S. history, the route taken by Mormons from Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Great Salt Lake in what would become the state of Utah.After Mormon leader Joseph Smith was murdered by a mob in 1844, church members realized that their settlement at Nauvoo was becoming increasingly untenable.Smith’s successor, Brigham Young, proposed a 1,300-mile (2,100-km) exodus to the west. Get there early, as this is a very popular hike. They generally traveled on the north side of the Platte River in order to avoid conflicts with their former Missourian enemies. Contents. Mormon Trails. For mobile devices, download the free Map-N-Tour app which has this logo: There are some differences as you would expect between the web and a mobile version, but in general, the same trail and historic information is provided. Mormon Trail Map - Pioneer Map Sale Price: 39.95 Original Price: 60.00 This map of the route of the Mormon pioneers from Nauvoo to the Salt Lake Valley, shows the dates and places the Saints stopped and made camp during the 18 months looking for their future home outside the then United States. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Historic maps, photographs and supplemental documents enrich the experience. Route of the Mormon Pioneers from Nauvoo to Great Salt Lake wall map: In Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1899, my grandfather John Franklin Nielsen (Grandpa Frank), bought a pictorial wall map entitled Route of the Mormon Pioneers from Nauvoo to Great Salt Lake.On the "About Me" page of this website you can see me holding that original print. The Mormon Trailhead, located at the base of South Mountain near 24th Street and Valley View Avenue (south of Baseline Road), offers a short but challenging hike for those wanting to connect with the National Trail or Mormon Loop. Mormon Trail Map The first groups of Mormons were the ones that cut the many trails across the plains, while the Mormons of the late 1860s seemed content to use the regular trails. Into the Wilderness, 1846 Routes through California, 1846–1848 Route to the Great Salt Lake, 1847 The Trail in the 1850s From Wagon Roads to Railroads The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. The Mormon Trail begins at the far southern end of 24th Street and East Valley View Drive. The Mormon Trail generally followed the north side of the Platte River approximately 425 miles to Fort Laramie, where the pioneers crossed the river and joined the Oregon Trail. Pioneer Pathways to Zion, 1846–1890. Mormon Loop to National Trail Loop is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail reached from Salt Lake City, Utah to Las Vegas, Nevada to … Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The Mormon Trail to southern California was opened when former Mormon Battalion soldiers began traveling between southern California and Salt Lake City, Utah as early as 1847. Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 18.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate.