Monday, May 28, 2012

Mueller Park to Big Rock

God gave us a great hike on Memorial Day, full of adventure, great views, and wonderful friends!

DESCRIPTION:  Mueller Park is a great trail for hiking with your family, walking your dog, or mountain biking.   This trail is similar to the Dog Lake trail, in Millcreek Canyon.   There are two benches at the overlook.   Climbing Big Rock can be technical, with sheer drop exposure.
RATINGS: Moderate
MILEAGE: 3.5 miles each way to Big Rock overlook.
HIKE TIME: Allow 3 1/2 hours
DOG OWNERS need to clean up.
DIRECTIONS from SLC:  Take I-15 exit 315, 2600 South, drive up the hill and the road curves left becoming Orchard Drive (north),  turn right on 1800 South and drive straight to the mountains.  Park outside Mueller Park at Maple Ridge Drive and Mueller Park Road.   The trail begins across a wooden bridge and is free.  The picnic area there is a $5 walk-in fee or $8 per vehicle up the paved road.
GEAR: Water, sack lunch, sunprotection, hat, energy snacks, jacket, and first aid.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Union Pacific Rail Trail

A wonderful ride on the Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail.  We saw cows, horses, a fox, a cat, song birds, and lamas, as we rode by farm land.   God blessed us with a solar eclipse this evening at 7:29pm.  Some of us ate out at Park City after the ride, and viewed the partial solar eclipse.

DESCRIPTION: This is a great endurance ride for mountain bikers.
RATINGS: Moderate on dirt and gravel doubletrack.

MILEAGE: 15 miles round trip
RIDE TIME: 1 hour to Coalville, 1 hour 20 minutes return.
DIRECTIONS:  From SLC,  take I-80 east,  take the Wanship exit, turn left and travel through town, until you see a parking lot with a restroom.
GEAR: We highly recommend thorn liners to protect you from gettting a flat.  Water, sunscreen, helmet, pump, water, sunglasses, camera, energy snacks, and flat repair tools.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Waterfall Canyon

A great day hiking with Jesus and good friends!

DESCRIPTION: Go up to the Bonneville Shoreline trail, turn left, this will take you around the scenic way. We stopped at a spring, then hiked up to an overlook. Then we entered into Waterfall Canyon. A hiking pole will help you through some of the rocky areas. You'll enjoy hiking by a stream.
MILEAGE: 2 miles up the long way, 1.4 miles down the short trail.
KIDS love this hike, but must be supervised.
DOGS are allowed on leashes.  Owners must clean up.
HIKE TIME: Allow 4 hours to enjoy the hike and falls.
RESTROOMS: flush restrooms at the trailhead when the door is unlocked.
DIRECTIONS: Take Harrison Blvd in Ogden, drive up 30th Street, and find your way over to 29th Street. At the foothills you'll find the trailhead parking.
GEAR: Don't leave garbage at the falls...pack it out! Bring plenty of water, energy snacks, sack lunch, hiking pole, sunscreen, jacket, first aid, and camera.