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This trail is for you if you like steep cliffs and don't mind drop-offs right next to you. The Murphy Hogback Trail descends from Murphy Point all the way to the White Rim Road
via the Murphy Hogback. Take a left from the Murphy Point Trail
about half a mile from the trailhead. The trail heads straight for the rim offering spectacular views of the Murphy Basin and the White Rim. You might wonder how you are going to descend on this steep rock slide, but there is a way zigzagging down across boulders and a wooden bridge that hugs the vertical walls.
As you reach the bottom of the basin, the trail becomes flatter again. At 1.5 miles the trail splits. Murphy Hogback Trail continue to the right and stays on top of Murphy Hogback. If you are making a loop with a short stretch of the White Rim Road
, you'll come back up the Murphy Wash Trail
straight ahead. The trail stays close to Murphy Point for another mile before heading south. As you reach Murphy Hogback, views are stunning on both of sides. To the west across Soda Springs Basin with Candlestick Tower in the far. To the east with Murphy Basin framed by Grand View Point and Junction Butte.
You reach the White Rim Road
after 4.3 miles near the Murphy campsites. Turn left and follow the White Rim Road
to create a loop with Murphy Wash Trail
Shared By: Tilman Giese