Trail Run to Elephant Rock

Utah Mueller Park Canyon

Added by Jordan Smith

This beautiful single track is well traveled and maintained, dog-friendly, and mostly shady.

Mueller Park is a beautiful, quaint canyon, with some sweeping up canyon views throughout the ascent. The trail is a fun, family friendly single track from the bridge all the way to the rock. You will pass a bald strip (pipeline) that runs North to South which marks about halfway to the rock. At the top, you will find a well maintained view point with benches that overlooks the Salt Lake Valley toward Antelope Island State Park.

If you are feeling adventurous, you can scramble down to Elephant rock from the viewpoint.

Starting elevation is about 5,225 feet with a steep grade for about a quarter mile and then a gradual 3.5 mile climb to about 6,250 at Elephant Rock.

This trail can get busy, be mindful of other hikers and runners, and keep an eye out for mountain bikers.

Getting There:

From I-15, take exit 315 for Woods Cross and Bountiful. Head East from the interstate and remain on 2600 S. It will curve left and turn into Orchard Drive. Remain on Orchard Drive until you reach 1800 S in Bountiful. Turn right and continue East on 1800 S until you arrive at Mueller Park Canyon. Park somewhere on the road before the park entrance. There are a handful of stalls right at the trailhead, but they are often full. Walk into the park and find the trailhead just before the entrance gate on your right. You will cross a small bridge marked "trail."

Pack List

  • Trail running or hiking shoes
  • Hat
  • Water
  • Snack
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Fitness, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Running

Skill Level:



Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:



7 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1025 Feet



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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4 months ago

Great Out And Back

Get there early, it can get pretty crowded. Very easy trail to follow and great views up and down.

4 months ago

6 months ago

Awesome views

Trail can get busy with bikers, hikers, runners, and even horses. Great trail with great views along the way. Fun to do in the summer or winter. Plenty to see along the way and worth the trip!

6 months ago

6 months ago

Great Trail Run

This was a fantastic run. Not too crowded on a weekday, but be prepared for some traffic on the weekends. 7.58 miles round trip from Mueller Park trailhead to Elephant Rock.

6 months ago

Added by Jordan Smith


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