Cave Peak via Elephant Rock (Big Rock) Trail

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Cave Peak via Elephant Rock (Big Rock) Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bountiful, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1673 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

trail running

views

rocky

snow

The route to Cave Peak via Big Rock/Mueller Park trail begins at the Big Rock trailhead at the entrance of Mueller Park Canyon. The Big Rock trail slowly gains elevation while winding around ridges. The most prominent ridge is just shy of mile 2, and is notable as the pipeline bisects the trail. At this point, follow the trail along the pipeline as it ascends the ridge in a roughly southwest direction for about three quarters of a mile. This route is short, but steep. Additionally, footing can be a challenge when walking atop the abundant loose rocks. Because of these conditions, this route is classified as “hard.”

28 days ago

I've done this hike a few times. Offers great views, and I've seen some interesting wildlife as well. I recommend it.