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Mueller Park Trail

Average Rating:    (4.22 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 23

You cross the bridge at the trailhead and then the climbing starts. The first 1.6 miles is perhaps the toughest. at 2.3 miles the trail levels off for a nice 3/4 mile rest and then climbs pretty good to Elephant Rock (half distance). The next 1.4 miles is another good climb but lets you out above Bountiful and the Salt Lake for an awesome view. You have another couple of miles to go and some heavy climbing to Rudy's flats which you reach at 6.7 miles. Take a break then turn around. Now, you've paid the price, it's time for some of the most enjoyable downhill around! Watch it though, the trail is popular. The best time to go is a week day in the morning. If you go on the weekend you'll run into a lot of hikers, bikers and dogs. But it's worth it.
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Latitude
40.863225286682734
Longitude
-111.83455467224121
Trail Directions
North on I-15 into Bountiful take the 2600 S. exit heading east. Follow 2600 as it bends to the left and becomes Orchard. At 1800 S. head east for 3 or 4 miles until you pass a chain link fence. That bridge on the right is the trailhead.
Trail Length
13.4 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Bountiful
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Review Date
April 18, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: LordKaspar ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This is a great trail for anyone looking for a nice, moderate climb with an awesome decent. The way to ride is to start by going up North Canyon Trail and coming down Mueller Park Trail. North Canyon is 3.5 miles up to Rudy's Flat, whereas Mueller Park is 6.5 up. I prefer to go up a lot less than i go down, but you're free to choose whichever one you like best. North Canyon Trail is a jeep trail for the first mile or so. From there it moves to ST for the next 2.5 to the top. Decent physical ability is required. Technicality isnt too high, but there are a couple spots that take some skill. A few loose rocks, but nothing too bad. Once you get to Rudy's Flat, you have a touch of uphill left and then you can enjoy your sweet reward of some of the best cruising downhill around. There isnt nearly as much traffic on the trail as it would seem by reading the other reviews. I have ridden this trail dozens of times and i cant think of a time where all i remembered about the ride was how many people there were. There are a few blind corners, but i havent encountered anyone on them. Just keep your head up...unless you have to duck to avoid some low branches. At the end of the trail, you come out in Mueller Park Canyon just below the fee area, so you can enjoy this ride without having to pay. If you want to, you can pay and go and have a bbq, which would complete a good afternoon.

Recommended Route:
North Canyon Trail to Mueller Park Trail, one-way. Head south on Bountiful Blvd. About a 1/2 mile past Bountiful Ridge Golf Course, the road will curve slightly left and before you go down into the dip, take Canyon Creek Road and follow that all the way to the end where it turns into the jeep road (4x4 recommended, but i have done it in my van) for about a mile. Near the end, there will be a dirt parking lot where you can park or be dropped off. If you dont have a ride after you finish in mueller park, ride down the road till you reach the first intersection, head south on Bountiful Boulevard till you reach Canyon Creek, then head back up to your car.



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Review Date
September 27, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Stan de Jong , from Sandy, Utah, USA

Summary:
I really enjoyed this trail, very similar to the trail in Millcreek Canyon (Big Water Trail) except about twices as long and not as steep. Went in the fall so the leaves were turning colors, made it very senic. Upper trail alittle more technical because of roots but not bad. Took us about 1hr15min to rudys flat, not counting 5 min. rest at the rock. Coming down at 6:30PM was alittle cool, would recommend a jacket. Most important, because it is a narrow single track with lots of turns, you cannot see traffic coming up or going down so take it easy going down, potential for some head-ons going around corners. Great ride, will do it again. Good for Intermediates

Recommended Route:
Main trail past Elephant Rock ( Big Rock) to Rudys Flat

Other recommended trails in the same area:
In Salt Lake City: Millcreek canyon, Big Water Trail, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Temple Quarry Trail, East Canyon Mormon Pioneer Trail.



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Review Date
March 25, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Mr Gump , from SLC

Summary:
The only way to ride this trail is at night. Get a set of lights and start riding about 30-45 before sunset. You are riding up as the last of the riders and hikers are coming down. When you get to Elephant Rock there should be a nice sunset over the Great Salt Lake. From there enjoy the entire mountain to yourself. I have seen one couple in the 3-4 times I've ridden the trail at night.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pipeline trail, Dog lake, Shoreline Crest, All at night.



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Review Date
January 11, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: SCOOTER , from SALT LAKE CITY

Summary:
The 3.6 Miles to the rock are conditioned beginner to intermediate. The remaining 3 to Rudy's Flats intermediate with more roots and rocky parts. Entire trail is middle ring material to most. Great introductory ride to the rock. Great amounts of traffic limits fun factor on downhill. BE PRUDENT PEOPLE!! It would be a shame to lose this one, as it is a great after work ride. Least traffic on Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.It is rumored to be a fee area in 2002. I don't know how many serious bikers will pay to put up with that much traffic. I WILL :) Another problem with this trail is that, due to its ease it attracts many beginners on Dept. Store bikes who do not yet know any trail etiquette and are limited in their handling skills. Beware!! Lots of shade make it a great " beat the heat" ride. I would vary my rating from 2 on most afternoons to 5 when 80% of the population of SLC isn't allowed out to play early on Sunday mornings.....:)

Recommended Route:
Out and back. O.K. as a loop into North Canyon once in a while, but the rutted up loose fire road will only appeal to downhillers.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Any in the Wasatch!



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Review Date
December 5, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Pink Rocket , from SLC

Summary:
The trail is a nice moderate climb all the way to the top. There a couple areas where it flatens out so you can catch your breath. I especially enjoyed the technical features of this single track trail. It has tight turns, roots steps, overgrown folage, water, and narrow sigle track bridges (approx 5). When reaching the top be sure to check out the view. The view is the SL valley, Davis counter and the Great Salt Lake. Awesome Ride!

Recommended Route:
out and back

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Crest



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