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Bruce hits a turn Mueller Park Trail
In Bountiful's Mill Creek Canyon, the Mueller Park trail is a great lower-altitude alpine ride.  Novice riders do this trail as a 7-mile out-and-back to Big Rock; intermediate riders do Mueller as a 13-mile out-and-back to Rudy's Flat or a loop using North Canyon as the climb. The single-track is usually open by mid-May and stays clear of snow until October. The half-way point is marked by a split in the trail going on to a big rock (named Big Rock), after which the trail becomes slightly steeper and more affected by rocks and roots. From the trailhead to Rudy's Flat is 1900 vertical feet.
The reverse loop uses North Canyon for the climb, with the descent down Mueller Park trail. Park at the Mueller Park trailhead. Bike back down the paved road 0.6 miles, turning left at the intersection. At 2.3 miles, turn left onto Canyon Creek. At 3.0 miles, the pavement ends. Proceed past the gate up the dirt road. Ignore branching roads at 4.0 through 4.1 miles, keeping straight ahead. At 4.4 miles, the dirt road ends, with the singletrack climbing up the draw on your left. The singletrack is an easier pace than the road. Switchback turns are easily rideable both uphill and down. At 7.0 miles, you reach Rudy's Flat. Ignore smaller trails branching off to the right. Begin the descent. At 9.9 miles, you'll reach the Big Rock turnoff, then the bridge to the parking area at 13.5 miles.
Mueller Park Trail Map

Mueller Park, distances from Mueller Park trailhead (clockwise):
Elephant Rock  3.4 miles
Rudy's Flat 6.3 miles
North Canyon ST end 8.5
Pavement North Canyon 10.0
Full loop back to Mueller trailhead 12.7

Getting there: On I-15, take the 2600 south Bountiful/Woods Cross exit. Go east towards the mountains. The road will turn north and be renamed Orchard Drive. While heading north, turn right (east) on 1800 south. This street takes you to the trailhead about 2 miles later, where you'll see parking places on the right side of the road. Go across the stream on the bridge to begin the ride.

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Trail conditions change, and the layout of a trail may change without notice. Use this trail guide at your own risk.