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Best trails in Bountiful

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Looking for a great trail near Bountiful, Utah? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Antelope Island State Park or Wasatch Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Twin Peaks Wilderness or Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Bountiful ranging from 1.2 to 72.9 miles and from 4,681 to 9,422 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Bountiful
Top trails (19)
#1 - Big Rock Via Elephant Rock Trail
Mueller Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
Trailhead: Mueller Park Elevation: Mueller Park 5230; Elephant Rock 6255 Map: Fort Douglas 7.5 quadrangle 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 you'll 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. Show more
#2 - Holbrook Canyon Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
Holbrook Canyon trail climbs up Holbrook Creek canyon directly above Bountiful, UT. It is a lovely canyon with lots of shade and the beautiful babbling Holbrook Creek throughout. However, footing is sometimes poor and the farther you go, the poorer and more overgrown the trail gets. Begin at the Sessions Mountain and Holbrook Canyon trailhead parking lot. There are TWO SEPARATE trails beginning here (see note below). To hike the Holbrook Canyon trail, head immediately south from the trail-head, following a steep drop of 100' from the parking lot into the canyon. Once meeting the stream, the trail climbs steadily eastward, closely following the creek and crossing it numerous times. The footing is sometimes poor, and at times of very heavy flow, creek crossing could be difficult (while it is never a challenge in summer). NOTE: Another trail begins here, traditionally called 'Sessions Mountain' by the locals, hence the wording on the trail-head sign, but it is officially known as the "Holbrook North Route". It leaves directly to the north from the parking lot, immediately uphill, and soon proceeds east up Sessions Mountain.Show more
#3 - Elizabeth Rock Trail to Cave Peak Trail
Mueller Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
#4 - North Canyon Trail to Rudys Flat
Mueller Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
#5 - Elephant Rock (Big Rock) Trail to North Canyon
Mueller Park
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Length: 19 mi • Est. 10 h 11 m
Muller Park to Elephant Rock to Rudy's Flats to North Canyon trail. North Canyon Rd to Bountiful Blvd to Muller Park Muller Park to Elephant Rock to Rudy's Flats to North Canyon trail. You can ride back to Muller via North Canyon Road to Bountiful Blvd bacl to Muller Park. You can park a car at the North canyon trailhead (POI 24). or at the End of Canyon Creek Rd. Start of Dirt road to Canyon Creek trail (POI 25). Located in Bountiful Utah's Mill Creek Canyon (above the Wasatch-Cache National Forest). The gradual climb will reward you with a fast descent. The out and back to Elephant Rock (Big Rock) is a little over 7 miles. There is an option to continue on too Rudy's Flat located in North Canyon which brings the total to 13 miles. The trailhead is located just before the gate/guard shack entering the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. There is a small parking lot to the right that is a fee-free area. To the right a small bridge crosses the river to the trail-head. The trail is well traveled in the summer and winter months so you may need to park on the road leading to the parking lot and walk a few hundred feet.Show more
#6 - Grandview Peak via Great Western Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 18.4 mi • Est. 9 h 25 m
Getting to this mountain is no easy task. If you have a high clearance four wheel drive this route gives you the shortest hiking distance of about eight miles round trip. The Great Western Trail follows the ridge of the mountains along the Davis Morgan County line. The trail skirts some of the lesser peaks making it a fairly steady assent until you reach the base of Grandview. The last half mile is the steepest with no established trail but the view from the top is incredible and worth the effort to get there. Grandview rises to 9410 feet and is the highest peak in this general area. Grandview peak is a little harder to get to than many of the spectacular in the Wasatch front but is definitely worth the effort to get there. Note: Dogs are not allowed in Little and Big Cottonwood Canyon, City Creek Canyon, Emigration Canyon, Parley's Canyon (north & east of Mountain Dell Reservoir), Little and Big Willow Creek and South Fork of Dry Creek because it is part of critical watershed for Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County.Show more
#7 - Kenny Creek Trail
Mueller Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
Difficult, overgrown out and back that crosses Kenney Creek and Mill Creek. Show more
#8 - Muller Park Trail to Rudy's Flat
Mueller Park
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Length: 12.1 mi • Est. 6 h 18 m
Please note: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked and/or that there may be poor cell reception in this area. Show more
#9 - Francis Peak Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
There is no longer winter access to this trail. Farmington Canyon road is no longer plowed in winter, and you will find the gate locked early in the season just above Farmington Pond. But it's still a fun little mountain biking or hiking loop when the road is open. Beautiful area. Narrow winding dirt road with steep drop offs.Show more
#10 - Mill Creek
Mueller Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
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.Show more
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