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Logan River Trail

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7.4 mile 11.9 kilometer loop
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Elevation

Ascent: 561' 171 m
Descent: -561' -171 m
High: 5,078' 1,548 m
Low: 4,746' 1,447 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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A gradual trail with great views of the Logan River and the Second and Third Dams.

Tomsen Reed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

On 9/29/19 the second half of the trail was closed and a detour was put in place. On the detour we could see there was construction near the trail going on.

Overview

This route follows the Logan River pretty closely and allows for spectacular views of cliffs on both sides of the river, as well as some amazing forest canopies, and two beautiful reservoirs.

There are definitely a lot of users on this trail including mountain bikers, runners, and walkers.

Description

Starting from the parking lot either by the gate or across the road, you can start up the trail that leads to the Stokes Nature center, pass by it and continue past other gates and continue on past the weir station (in the river bed) and then past Second Dam and some more gates.

The trail narrows to singletrack after Second Dam, but is still very distinct and continues all the way up to the Bridger Campground where it widens again to a road. Just follow it through the campground and then continue on the other side until you get to Third Dam and the parking lot there.

There are no difficulties except some switchbacks after Second Dam that really aren't that difficult, but just steeper than the rest of the very gradual climbing that occurs on the road-like trail that composes most of the rest of the hike.

This is a great trail for a rainy day as most of the trail has a bit of gravel to keep things from getting too muddy.

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Jul 7, 2019
Shelly Fryer
Nice day to do it. Not sure if it was 7.4 with the construction detour. 7.4mi
Jun 2, 2019
Hannah Stamp
4mi
Oct 8, 2017
merlinblack
7.6mi
Jun 4, 2017
Carla Orellana
Aug 28, 2016
Izaak Wierman

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  4.0 from 8 votes

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in Logan

#2659

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Aerial view of the last section of the trail as it passes third dam (taken from the Crimson Trail, another trail nearby)
Jul 21, 2015 near North L…, UT
A view of Third Dam and the some cliffs of Logan Canyon.
Oct 18, 2015 near North L…, UT
The trail winding west around Third Dam.
Oct 18, 2015 near North L…, UT
The trail heading toward Spring Hollow from Third Dam.
Oct 18, 2015 near North L…, UT

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