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I loved the trail. It was lightly trafficked mostly with hikers and a couple of mountain bikers. Got some amazing views from the top and also experienced the snowfall on my way up.

I love this trail. I love that dogs can use the trail too. Today, however, there were three young men on dirt bikes. That was not pleasant for so many reasons. This is the first time I’ve encountered dirt bikes and I hope it’s the last.

hiking
21 days ago

A great, after-work hike loop, easily done within an hour, but you'll be huffing & puffing at some points! I took the North side going up, and I believe it has the best views and easier going. There is lots of shrub, which in warmer weather would probably be full of bugs and possible snakes, so be watchful if you're not up there in the cooler season.

Coming down on the South side, I wished I had a pole but was able to get down without scrambling. I somehow got within 30 yards of a beautiful young buck, who pranced away after about 10 seconds of me watching him.

Fantastic trail, my first in the SLC area! I went there for a hike at 5pm and found it plenty busy with local joggers, bikers, and hikers, so don't go here for an isolated experience. Still, the amazing views, great plant variety, and Mill Creek right at the start make it easy to enjoy regardless of traffic. Most of the time there is ample room to let bikers past, but later on in the route it gets skinny, so be cautious and aware of your footing when you step aside for others.

I'm a 27 y/o male, and was able to go about 2 miles in an hour. I unfortunately had to turn back then due to approaching sunset, but even without reaching the rock (which you will see long before you get there), there are some spectacular scenes, especially at "The Boulders", about 1.6 miles in on this map.

Hiking up to Elephant Rock in Mueller Park was a beautiful hike all the way up. It is about 3.5 miles up. The hike does seem a little longer than normal (a causal uphill trail with a few switchbacks). I highly recommend to bring at least 1.5 liters of water and a snack with you. Also, bring a camera the views are spectacular!
The trail was busy with hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers. So be aware of your surroundings and go on the hike early if you want to avoid traffic.
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People complaining about there being too much dog crap should probably stick to trails where they aren't allowed. You can find these in watersheds, like the cottonwood canyons!

This trail is beautiful, a quick escape. Bikers are common, but so are hikers, so everyone stays aware of each other. Would recommend - ESPECIALLY in fall. :)

hiking
1 month ago

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.

It’s a long one but the views are phenomenal. Lots of wildlife too. Part trail and part road so it’s mostly easy to follow. There are some fairly intense climbs but they’re short. There is no water along the way so bring all you need.

I would mirror Julie Kirby’s comments. Great trail for running, beautiful, but way too many people. Also way too much dog crap on the trail.

This trail is great for trail running. My only complaint is its popularity. Too many people. It thinned out after the first 2 miles. I clocked this at 7 miles to elephant rock and back.

Perfect time of year. Perfect trail to start trail running or get back into trail running.

Love this hike! And the mountain bikers are very courteous of the hikers. Beautiful.

Good hike for a sunny day, given plenty of foliage providing shade. Be careful of the many bikers, however.

Such a nice hike up with the dogs and family! Such a beautiful hike and love the creek for the dogs!

Amazing views! My 5 and 7 year olds plowed through this hike like mountain goats! We only climbed up about 3 miles though, because I didn’t plan for enough water to finish the hike. But they wanted to keep going! Some of the trail was pretty steep with lots of loose gravel. I fell once. I lost track of my kids’ falls. It was low 70’s when we went and the weather was perfect since there isn’t much shade.

easiest 6 miles of my life. well established trail. some bikers but everyone is pretty cautious of hikers! beautiful views all the way up!

Loved this trail it was so beautiful ♥️♥️

I love this trail

hiking
2 months ago

I hiked with my Boy Scout troop up to the pipeline, which I believe is about 2.5 miles in. According to another group of hikers we met, the trail gets very overgrown past this point. As previous reviewers have noted, the trail is shaded most of the way by scrub oak, maple, cottonwood and tall pines. Overall, it was a beautiful hike, and a good workout.

Great for trail running! Mostly shaded by trees and a clear, defined trail. Keep running past big rock towards Rudy’s flat it’s beautiful.

Super trail with occasional wooden bridges. Both a hikers and mountain bikers trail. I walked with two dogs so had to stop for bikers frequently. Very pretty with a few great view locations. There are a few “watering” spots for dogs along the way.
One final note. Please, if you’re walking or biking with your dog, pick up the poop and bags! I was embarrassed as a dog owner to see the messes included poop collection bags left behind.

trail running
2 months ago

This trail is part of the Elephant Rock/Big Rock trail.
I was going to run to the cave and back but since there are no markings for the cave, I past it.... so I just went on up to big rock.
So, I have idea wear the cave is or what it looks like. i might go back sometime and try to find it.
Beautiful trail.

Thus trail is beautiful and well maintained.
ylThe path is worn and easy yo navigate. I went around 7:30 and it was already busy.
There are a lot of hikers, runners and bikes on the trail. I didn't see any horses.
The elevation gain definitely manageable. There are several ups and downs to give you breaks.
Lots of shade with only a few exposed areas.
Some of the plants are already to starting to change color.

I'll be running this one again.

08/25/2018

trail running
2 months ago

This hike is mostly shaded and great for hiking, trail running, or snowshoeing. Never too busy either!

I love this trail, it's so easy to get to and doesnt take you all day to do it. Trail is fairly easy with a slight incline but doable. The only downside is this trail gets busy, runners, bikers, sometimes even horseback riders, so keep ya eyes out.

Great trail. Mostly ridge line so all in all an easy hike.

I love this trail. Trail has slight incline most of the way but I think it's a good trail for everyone. Only downside is its a very busy busy trail, it's best to come early to avoid collisions.

Incredible trail you get back in the thick of things cross the river several times and if you like to get away from things this is a great trail. A lot of up and down and steep in places but so worth it.

Great dog trail. But watch out for poison ivy.

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