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Mueller Park Trail

 4.3 (8)

6.2 Miles 10.0 Kilometers


90%

Runnable

1,931' 589 m

Ascent

-15' -5 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

7,148' 2,179 m

High

5,232' 1,595 m

Low

Shared By David Clayton

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All Clear 64 days ago
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The Mueller Park Trail is a popular multi-use trail leading to Rudy's Flat.

David Clayton

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Open year round, though in winter, the trail is usually buried in snow and ice.

Runner Notes

Because of the heavy use by mountain bikes, the trail is relatively smooth and easy, though many rocks and roots still present tripping hazards.

Description

From the parking lot and trailhead, the trail crosses a sturdy footbridge and then ascends via multiple switchbacks through mature forests and ferns. The first couple of miles will often be crowded with families completing the Elephant Rock Out and Back.

Further up the trail, the crowds thin and the occasional mountain biker or runner will cross your path. Roughly 3.5 miles up the trail, a beautiful view of the valley is possible from the top of Elephant Rock.

Those continuing on past Elephant Rock will enjoy dense evergreen forests with gentle ascents on the way to Rudy's Flat. This portion of the trail is far more lonely as few who are on foot travel this far. At Rudy's Flat, a beautiful alpine meadow with wildflowers can be enjoyed where you can continue a little ways to the south to see views of Salt Lake City or a little ways to the northwest and see expansive views of Bountiful and the Great Salt Lake.

Rudy's Flat is sometimes inhabited by Boy Scouts camping. The trail continues by connecting to North Canyon Trail, or runners can return the way that they came.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, elk, and moose are not uncommon sights. Squirrels, chipmunks, and other small animals are common. Lodgepole pines, Colorado spruce, quaking aspen, ferns, maples, and scrub oak cover the hillsides and are usually grouped by topography and sun exposure.

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Aug 14, 2018
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Ran to Rudy's Flat and back. 12.1mi — 2h 30m
Jun 9, 2018
Tomsen Reed
Ran from Rudy's Flat down to Elephant Rock and back while backpacking with my family 6mi — 0h 58m
Aug 13, 2017
Yuriy Syrota
6.2mi

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 8 votes

#2

in Mueller Park

#4502

Overall
  4.3 from 8 votes
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#2

in Mueller Park

#214

in Utah

#4,502

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