Elephant Rock Hike – not in Africa!

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Does this Rock look like an Elephant?

One of our favorite hikes is so close to Salt Lake you can do it anytime. Elephant Rock is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out & back trail located in the foothills of Bountiful, Utah.

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View from the top!

DO NOT LET THE LENGTH SCARE YOU. The beginning of the hike is a little steep but once you make it to the wood teepee’s it flattens out and it is just a gradual climb.

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The majority of the hike is flat like this.

This trail is used by a lot of bikers so feel free to take your bike but watch out for hikers and be alert. There are also horses and dogs allowed.

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View on your way up to the rock from across the valley. You are about half way here.

We didn’t see any horses. The hike should take about 3 and a half hours so bring plenty of water and maybe some snacks. If you are hiking with young ones bring a picnic.IMG_6969

DIRECTIONS: The trail is located about 200 yards east of 1977 Mueller Park Road in Bountiful. There is a small parking area for about 8 cars. You can park there or on Mueller Park Road. You do not need to drive through the pay station.

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Parking area.

The trail begins just over the bridge near the parking area.  Once you get to the benches at the end of the hike, sit down and enjoy the beautiful view of the entire valley. IMG_3063You can hike down to the Elephant Rock for fun but the view from the benches is the same. The pictures below are actually climbing onto the rock.  IMG_6967 IMG_6968

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A shoot down to the Elephant Rock.

BE SURE AND LIKE THIS LINK IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER SO YOU DON’T MISS OUT ON ANY OF OUR OTHER FEATURED HIKES AROUND UTAH!!!!

Click links below for other hikes:

Short, Short Evening Hike & Picnic

It’s Called Scout Cave

Hike the Frary

Lava Tubes in Snow Canyon State Park

LET’S GET HIKING – UTAH STYLE

Angels Landing – The Mother of all Utah Hikes

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