Mule Hollow Mine

MODERATE 40 reviews
#8 of 12 trails in

Mule Hollow Mine is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until October.

2.5 miles
1407 feet
Out & Back


trail running


wild flowers


old growth

over grown


washed out

no dogs

Four abandoned mines. Mine car rails still protrude from the collapsed shafts, and one still has a partial (not enterable) shaft. No structures remain except for cabin foundation rubble. Steep in places, short but climbs rapidly. Good shoes are a must, and trail finding skills would prove to be a big benefit. The trail is overgrown and a little tricky to navigate at times. Stick to the creek, and you shouldn't have much difficulty finding it when it reappears. Not suggested for small children. One you reach the first mine tailings, to reach the other three are on the other side of the creek, and will require some bush whacking (though they aren't far!) to reach.

17 days ago

19 days ago

The trail is overgrown and a little tricky to navigate at times.

1 month ago

trail running
4 months ago

there are a few side social trails, and you can follow the canyon up as far as you want.

6 months ago

11 months ago

11 months ago

I definitely want to try again next year in late spring, before the vegetation grows over the trail. To get to the mine trails is definitely longer then .5 miles. I didn't know it was going to be so long, so we didn't take headlamps. I was looking for a quick hike to go on with my daughter for our weekly visit. It was the wrong hike for that but it was fun.

11 months ago

please note: dogs are NOT allowed in this canyon at all, this is Big Cottonwood water shed. we heard the fine is $650 no warnings. I'm not sure why this says dogs on leash?

Friday, June 17, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Really pretty right now, the views across the canyon are beautiful! We couldn't even find the mine though, maybe we didn't look hard enough...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Monday, September 28, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Nice short hike. Mostly shaded and climbs steadily, crossing the river bed frequently. There was basically no water, but would be nice to do in the spring when there should be some water flowing.
The end opens up to a decent view at the site of mine. Not one of my favorites, but still nice all the same.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015