Big Rock Trail

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Big Rock Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bountiful, UT 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.

6.8 miles 1148 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

off road driving
12 days ago

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.

18 days ago

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!

hiking
20 days ago

mountain biking
29 days ago

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.

walking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Not steep but lots of mountain bikes that almost hit my dog. Nice easy going trail.

1 month ago

off road driving
1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

Today was very dry and dusty, but this is always a favorite:)

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike, steep at first but pretty flat the rest of the way.

1 month ago

a favorite mountain biking trail beautiful scenery, most of trail smooth, shaded. hikers love it too.

hiking
2 months ago

Such a cool trail. Completely shaded and although it was a tad steep with switchbacks, it was still very doable. We had our three young kids with us and they did awesome as well. But we only made it 30 minutes in before turning around. Can't wait to do it again. My husband bikes this trail all the time...it's one of his favorites.

2 months ago

2 months ago

It was a nice trail. Shady for the most part and not too steep. Bikers were very inconsiderate and almost ran us over many times, so just be careful.

2 months ago

my boyfriend and I did this trail and almost were hit by dozens of bikers and also a dirt biker as well. didn't even make it to the top because it was too hot

trail running
2 months ago

2 months ago

nice. loads of bikers. is the even odd rotation still in effect?

2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago