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.
MILEAGE: 3.5 miles each way to Big Rock overlook.
ELEVATION GAIN: 968'
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.