Bountiful North Canyon to Mueller Park
This section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) links the North Canyon trail to the Mueller Park trail. The BST north from Mueller Park is under construction and is closed as of this writing. It's exactly 4 miles from North Canyon to Mueller, but you'll need to climb other trails to reach the BST.
The expected riding season for this trail would be late May through October. Top elevation of the trail is 6500 feet.
On the northern end, you can climb 1.3 miles up the Mueller Park trail to intersect the BST as it crosses the Mueller Park trail. (Only the southbound -- uphill -- portion of the BST can be ridden at this time!)
At the uphill end of Canyon Creek Road in Bountiful (reached via Bountiful Blvd), you can find roadside parking and begin pedaling uphill. You'll have the option of gravel service road or a singletrack trail on the right (south) side of the road 100 feet uphill from the gate. It will be 1.5 relatively steep miles to the trail fork, where you'll keep left for the BST. (The southbound BST is 0.2 miles further uphill on the North Canyon trail.)NOTE: There's a plan for a road and formal trailhead for access to North Canyon, with construction likely starting in 2023. For now, these instructions are accurate.
The Mueller Park trailhead is reached by the Mueller Park road, which is a continuation of 1800 South Street in Bountiful. This is popular trailhead and will be crowded on weekends. Pedal uphill on Mueller Park for 1.3 miles to the spot where the BST crosses the Mueller Park trail. Turn hard right uphill on the BST. (The trail to the left is the continuing BST, which is still under construction in September 2022.)
For now (September 2022) you'll need to climb uphill from the Wild Rose trailhead in Woods Cross. (See the Wild Rose trail page .) Take the Wild Rose Overlook trail up the ravine, then hard right at the 5-way trail intersection and up to the ridgeline. At mile 0.8 the BST crosses. Turn left. (The southbound BST to the right dead-ends at this time.) It will now be 8 miles to the North Canyon trail, where you'll keep straight and descend 0.2 miles, then make a hard right turn onto the BST uphill just after crossing North Canyon Creek.
From the Woods Cross (Wild Rose) section of the BST , this trail fork is 0.2 miles downhill from where the BST merges into the North Canyon trail.
Excellent trail that opens a world of new ride possibilities above Bountiful. Yes it will make Mueller Park even more crowded, but I expect it will take some pressure off the two-way traffic on the upper mountain by putting more riders onto a clockwise loop path rather than up-and-back. Well constructed and easy to ride; suitable for beginning riders from the Mueller Park side.
North Canyon: 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. Just as you reach the bottom of a steep hill, turn right at the intersection. (This is about 0.6 miles before the Mueller Park trailhead. If you arrive there, backtrack.) After 1.7 miles, turn left on Canyon Creek and go uphill 0.7 miles to the end of the pavement. Start your ride by heading east (uphill) on the dirt road.
Mueller Park: 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.