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Mill Creek is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bountiful, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 1,578 ft Route type Out & Back
Camping Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Bird watching Forest River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Muddy Over grown Rocky Snow
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NOTE: It has been reported that the road to the trailhead is currently closed at the lower gate so add about 1.5 miles round trip. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

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Sierra Sierra bruggink
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Hiking

not well taken care of, don't do this hike unless you want to jump over trees and bush wack.

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Jaymie Christensen
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Hiking

8/26/2020 Nice shady forest setting! Pretty creek with all the sounds and yummy smells. Probably more moderate than hard in my opinion. The first part is a well worn trail. It gets quite overgrown up higher and not that exciting. Not my favorite and probably wouldn’t do again.

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Heidi Sano
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Hiking

Good but super overgrown at the top.

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Colin Heald
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Hiking

Only did 1mile after it became single track, but it was a fantastic trail. So secluded, which is impressive in Mueller park.

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Kayla Johnson
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HikingOver grown
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Mandi McBride
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Hiking

Great trail- only ran into three people. The official trail dies off about .5 miles from the end but I’m told that there are a couple of ways to get to the top. I wasn’t that adventurous. I didn’t see any snakes but others did. Lots of unavoidable mud and water- prepare to get wet feet. Mostly shaded once you get to the trailhead at the top of Mueller Park. It’s worth it to save the $10, park on the street and hike the extra .75 miles each way.

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Paul Beck
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Hiking

Great trail for families. Hiked with my three boys ages 15, 12, and 8. All enjoyed the several creek crossings and beautiful waterfall. Let’s of recent trail maintenance makes it muncher to follow than it was a few months ago. Nice damned up pool of water with fish at the trailhead.

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Lillie Hammock
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Lillie Hammock
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HikingOver grown

This was a wonderful trail. I’ll be going on it again. Very soon The trail can be hard to follow as it is heavily over grow. And not well maintained. That is not a negative! There was only one family I passed on the trail and that was the only human contact I had the whole day. You will have to cross 4 narrow log bridges that are sturdier than they look and feel. As a solo hiker, this was perfect for communing with nature.

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Chad Oborn
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Great hike! Trail follows the creek. Parked below pay booth and hiked up about 2.7 miles. Lots of shade. Trail a bit overgrown in spots but not bad. Crossed the creek 4 times; all on log bridges. Couple of those crossings were a bit dicey, but all very doable. Check out or hike at https://youtu.be/G7gPAapEOCs #oldmenhiking

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Jose Montero
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Backpacking

Absolutely beautiful! This is a amazing trail that follows the creek up to the mountain. About 6 miles up their is an old mine from the 1920s! However the path crosses the creek often and the bridges require dexterity to cross. Massive amounts of wildlife but it is a hard hike! Backpacked 1 night about 2.5 up and will return soon

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Emma GNZ
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HikingMuddy

I was there yesterday early morning; it was one of the hardest hikes I have ever done. At some point, you had to go through the creek where water was cold. But you get a great workout.

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Makenna Branch
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HikingOver grown

Pretty trail next to the river! Many sections are overgrown, especially toward the top. Luckily it’s marked pretty well. I’d recommend long sleeves and pants if you want to avoid scratches. We didn’t see anyone else on the trail this afternoon (12:30-2). I’d hike it again!

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Rachel Graham
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HikingMuddyOver grownRockyScrambleSnow

DiD this trail Sunday April 26, 2020. Not my favorite. The trail is hard to see and likely impossible if it wasn’t for the green, orange, pink and yellow ribbons. (Mostly green right now). The trail is overgrown and difficult to navigate. You have to cross the stream several times which is not easy to do in some places. This may be due to the water level right now. At some point I lost the trail or wasn’t sure where to go next. I did finish the majority of the trail but not the whole thing. There is some very wet snow. If you do this I would bring extra socks. Mine got wet from The stream and wet melting snow. I honestly wouldn’t do this trail right now. Sometimes it was fun because of the challenge but could get frustrating. The gate at the bottom is closed so you have to walk up to the trail. It seemed like it was a ways up there.

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Josh Ferrin
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Hiking

Easily my most favorite hike in Davis Country. It's much less busy than Mueller Park Trail and is sprinkled with the remnants of the Burro Mine road from over 100+ years ago. Think of this trail as a choose-your-own adventure. The first few miles of the trail are lush, quiet and accessible to kids and families. There are plenty of fun stream crossings, dozens of native mushrooms and, if you look carefully, the odd mine prospect, plane crash, campsite and maybe even a cabin or two. If you go far enough (the difficulty increases the higher you go) you'll eventually reach the mine site itself near burro peak. There's always something new to discover on the trail, and the Burro Mine trail keeps me coming back for more. Kudos to Aubrey who has spent the past decade rediscovering and restoring this trail. It's worth the hike!

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John Windrup
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HikingBridge outMuddySnow

I really enjoyed this hike. The road is closed at the lower gate so add about 1.5 miles round trip. It turned into a good thing since the second bridge is washed out. With the run off running hard and fast, it was impassable. Can’t wait to try again when the run off slows.

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Aubrey Guynn
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This trail roughly follows a mining road built about 1909-1911 by Harvey Sessions and 13 other men who were hired by Pierre Peugeot: the owner of the Burro Mine located near the top of Howard Hollow. The road originated at the railroad siding in Woods Cross heading East roughly along 1800 S in Bountiful, skirting what was at the time the Mueller Ranch and then ending at the mine opening. There are many things to see along the trail. Four bridges were built by Session's crew using steel girders and concrete piers. Two of the concrete piers are visible along the waf Steel from the bridges are also still visible twisted and bent in the stream bed. If you look closely at two of the steel remnants you can see they are stamped with "Carnegie 08" indicating they were steel beams made in Pennsylvania in 1908 and shipped to Utah. There are remnants of a plane crash located in the stream bed about 100 yards up a tributary stream that enters Mill Stream. This tributary starts just below the old miners cabin located on The Kenny Creek Trail. The plane crashed I believe in 1986. One fatality. It's a somber place to visit. Also along the trail, if you look closely, there are remnants of a phone line installed in 1910 by Bell Telephone for the Burro Mine. It was strung in the trees and follows along the old road bed, heads up Howard Hollow to the mine. There are pieces still hanging from the trees. Most of Mill Stream was dredged for gold probably during the time the road went in. Most of the large piles of rocks along the stream bed are from that dredging operation. This trail will connect to the Kenney Creek Trail at the base of Willey Hollow. Roughly 3,75 miles to Willey Hollow and then 7 plus miles back down the Kenney Creek Trail to Mueller Park. I love the Burro Mine Trail or Mill Stream trail. Whatever you want to call it. It needs constant work to keep it cleared. The streamers need to be replaced once in a while. Bridges always need repair in the Spring. Weeds and bushes always need to be cut back. Take a pair of nippers with you. There is a detailed photo history of the trail and the mine on my Flickr page at https://flic.kr/s/aHsiR5yCNB. if you look at picture number 35 it shows a log over the stream resting on a concrete wall. that is one if the two visible bridge piers built in about 1910 by Harvey Sessions and crew. Aubrey Guynn aubreyguynn@hotmail. com.

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Ryan Johnson
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HikingBridge outOver grown

Not a bad short trail. One of the log bridges broke today. Shortly after the waterfall the trail was extremely overgrown. So if you continue past the waterfall look for the orange ribbons to mark the trail.

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Tim Walton
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fun little trail. there were a lot of briars so we turned because of a poor choice of clothing. I would recommend pants if you don't want your legs scratched up.

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Melanie Topham
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Hiking

Had a good adventure: flowers, butterflies, several friendly snakes, lots of creek-crossings on log bridges, some scree scrambles, and once a swim (to save my phone when it took a splash—Hooray for waterproofing features!). Many thanks to whoever marked the trail with ties since it gets pretty overgrown as it ascends. Sadly, the trail map is deceptive—the trail ends in brambles and bushes long before reaching the top of the creek canyon. There *might* have been a trail continuing southeast toward the mtn peak: it seemed pretty well-defined even though it wasn’t marked on the All Trails app—but I ran out of time to explore. Maybe next time! See Keith Brown’s review below—he sums it up nicely.

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Samuel Weeks
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Hiking

Climbed this yesterday with my wife and 5 children ranging from 10 to 18 months. There were some steep sections that took us a bit longer to navigate the young ones through but we made it up to the second river crossing after which there was no discernible trail. The waterfall was the best part of this hike and was about a five foot drop with the river ten feet across. Beautiful hike that I would recommend to anyone, my only complaint would be that we couldn’t go further due to the lack of trail with the children.

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Terri Hayes
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Nature trips

definitely not just a leisurely hike. very nice just being surrounded by nature. dog loved roaming up and down the mountain. probably better in the summer when you can see the ground.

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Scott Tadler
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Hiking

Went a ways beyond the first camp to a hunting camp. There is no discernible trail for about 0.6 miles, completely overgrown and painful. Nice aspens and decent canyon. Didn't quite make the fork. On the way down the trail was harder to see. Lots of scratches. Don't wear shorts. Pretty up in there, but a lot of work to get there.

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