Big Rock Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bountiful, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
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Mueller Park Trail is a 13.00 mile out and back trail located near Bountiful, Utah and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for cross country skiing, hiking & mountain biking and is accessible year-round. It is 3.6 miles to Elephant Rock. Mueller Park to Elephant Rock Duration: 3 hours Distance: 3.66 one way Difficulty: Moderate, then easy Trailhead: Mueller Park Elevation: Mueller Park 5230; Elephant Rock 6255 Elevation Gain: 1025 Map: Fort Douglas 7.5 quadrangle GPS Coordinates: Elephant Rock--12 T 0431213/4522706 Dogs: Allowed Introduction: The Mueller Park trail is the quintessential easy-access trail. From neighborhood to trailhead in 500 feet, you can hit this trail before work, after work, or on a long lunch break. Your reward comes in the form of a riparian area, tranquil backcountry, a birds-eye view of Bountiful below, and a mix of hardwoods and conifers. Mueller Park trail is extremely popular in the summer. This trail winds across and up the mountain keeping the elevation gain manageable. The thick scrub oak provides anchors for the snow pack so avalanche danger ranks low. But perhaps the biggest plus of this trail is how quickly you exit the city and the resulting views. How to get there: From I-15 take the 315 exit. Head east on W 2600 South to Orchard Drive and continue straight. At 1800 South turn east and follow the road to its conclusionMueller Park. The trail begins before the fee booth. Cross the foot bridge to the south. Trail description: The trailhead is well marked and easy to find. Start by crossing the bridge. The trail passes next to Mill Creek for the first few hundred feet where it then begins to wind up the hill. The trail makes four wide sweeping .5 mile switchbacks as it climbs this north face of the mountain. After climbing the first .5 mile youll be rewarded with views to the west of Bountiful and the Great Salt Lake; and again at .70 mile. At .75 mile the trail leaves the switchbacks and rounds the corner of the mountain heading south and east as it hugs the curves of the mountain. As it makes this turn you can look east and see the large grey blob of rock youre headed for: Elephant Rock. The trail continues to the east maintaining elevation between 5500 and 6000, winding in and out along the silhouette of the mountain as it leads toward Elephant Rock. The trail crosses a couple springs and bridges along the way. At 3.5 miles the trail forks. By going straight and toward the front of the mountain you will hit Elephant Rock, by heading up the mountain to the right/south you will head toward Rudys Flat and North Canyon. To return, follow your same path back. Options: Mueller Park Picnic Area, just east of the Mueller Park trailhead, closes during winter months. Mill Creek runs through the picnic area.
Great trail all year round, my dog loves it. Gets very heavily trafficked in the summer, sometimes so busy it's not worth it. Also not called big rock trail, it's mueller park trail.
hiked all the way up a little past the big rock. exhausted after. it says there's a river but I'd hardly call a little trickling of water a river.
brought my dog and she loved it. lots of bikers which can be annoying to have to keep moving over for them but over all it was great.
One of my favorites. Awesome to run. worth it to see the giant rock. Kid and dog friendly.
Beautiful trail that is very well maintained. Is there a club that maintains it? How would I get in on helping with this?
We just rode tonight from North Canyon to Mueller park then took pavement back to the trucks. Really wanted to take the trail back but the weather wasn't cooperating. We did get rained on, but I think that also kept the traffic down.
We had 4 motorcycles in our group, most everyone was polite; with an exception thrown in here and there. I would love to see the signs a little more prominent on both ends so that everyone is clear about what is allowed.
Love this trail! It is shaded much of the way, and it is something that can be done in an afternoon! The elevation climb is not major, but is enough to feel like you've completed a hike! There are also beautiful sights from many parts of the trail! I do this trail regularly and always enjoy it!
Cool and shady even when a hot summer day. Respectfull traffic. 90% up hill. Can continue on up to Rudy's Flats and then back down through North Caynon. This would be a long hike, but a reasonable bike ride - maybe 3 hours to do entire loop, but 1.5 to 2 hours to Elephant Rock and back down (on bike).
Campground at Rudy's Flats.
Nice hike with my dog last Saturday. A few really nice views, overall a very easy going trail with quite a bit of shade. Moderate traffic with people, bikers, dogs, everyone was respectful.
Not steep but lots of mountain bikes that almost hit my dog. Nice easy going trail.
Great trail for single track motorcycle riding keep a look out for mountain bikers they will probably yell at you for being here even though it's perfectly legal for motorcycles to be on this trail.
Today was very dry and dusty, but this is always a favorite:)
Fun hike, steep at first but pretty flat the rest of the way.