Trail Run to Elephant Rock

Mueller Park Canyon

Distance

7 Miles

Elevation Gain

1025 Feet

Activities

Fitness, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Jordan Smith

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic

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."

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $300/night

The Cliff Lodge

Sandy, Utah

Reviews

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Great Little Run

Great footing and elevation gain is gradual enough to go fast. Watch for bikers flying down though!

Loved it!

I started far too late and missed the sunset I was hoping for but it was an enjoyable trail. I was jogging on and off the way up and almost entirely the way down and it took a bit under 1:45. The way up has a few scenic points but the best by far is the view from Elephant Rock. And it's fun to climb the rock as well!

Great Out And Back

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

Distance

7 Miles

Elevation Gain

1025 Feet

Activities

Fitness, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Jordan Smith

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