Welcome to our summer hiking season!

In just minutes from the Salt Lake valley our summer hikes will feel like a trip to paradise! Lush green foliage, spectacular waterfalls, cooler mountain temperatures, shady forests, higher altitudes or incredible views and vistas await you and there is room for every kind of hiker.


07/15/2017
7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

6200 South UTA Park n Ride
6570 South Wasatch Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

You'll find us on the south end of the large parking lot, known as "6200 South Wasatch Park n Ride" Questions? Call or text me at 801-278-5313

This is a free event!
I'll be there!

This hike is beautiful even if you only hike a mile and turn around. If you hike the full distance with us you'll arrive at Elephant Rock. This is a 7 mile RT hike, out and back. Expect great views looking west to the Great Salt Lake. Only 1200 ft. elev. gain in 3.5 miles so this is not considered a hard hike. It has more distance than elevation gain. 

Equipment or Gear

Bring 32 oz water and a hat.

Location

6200 South UTA Park n Ride

6570 South Wasatch Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

You'll find us on the south end of the large parking lot, known as "6200 South Wasatch Park n Ride" Questions? Call or text me at 801-278-5313

Timeline

7:30 AM
Start gathering

There is a 30 minute window when hikers will be arriving. Step out of your car and join us for a short pre-hike meeting as we greet everyone, introduce new hikers, go over final instructions, address any concerns, arrange carpools, and announce upcoming events. 

8:00 AM
Drive to trailhead

Hikers are encouraged to gather at our meeting place, not the trailhead in case there is a change of plans at the last minute.  If you need to meet us at the trailhead, text me by 8 AM so you'll be informed if there is a change.  

8:30 AM
Arrive at trailhead and begin hiking

The trailhead is generally within 10 - 30 minutes of our 6200 South meeting place, unless otherwise stated.  There is limited parking at the trailheads which is why we carpool as much as possible. Some trailheads have a bathroom, many do not. You are always welcome to hike a short distance if you prefer or stay for the full duration of the hike.  You decide but let me know at the meeting place if possible since others may want to join you.

12:00 PM
Off the trail

We are off the trail between 11:30 AM - 12 noon, depending on the hike. If it is an Out and Back trail, we generally turn around by 10:30 AM in order to be back to the cars in time. There is always a variety of hiking abilities in our group which is what we like. Come often and get to know other hikers with similar abilities. 

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I'll be there!

Let us know if you'll be coming. It isn't necessary, but it always helps us know how many to expect.