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Mueller Park Trail

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 4.2 (10)

The Mueller Park Trail is a popular multi-use trail leading to Rudy's Flat.


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6.2

Miles

10.0

KM

90%

Runnable

7,148' 2,179 m

High

5,232' 1,595 m

Low

1,931' 589 m

Up

15' 5 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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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Shared By:

David Clayton

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  4.2 from 10 votes

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Photos

View from Elephant Rock in late winter, early spring.
Jul 17, 2016 near North S…, UT
Snow pack on the trail in early springtime.
Jul 17, 2016 near North S…, UT
Heading up the Mueller Park trail in late autumn.
Jun 7, 2017 near Woods C…, UT
Great Salt Lake viewed from the Mueller Park Trail.
Jun 7, 2017 near North S…, UT

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Aug 14, 2018
Spencer Parkin
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