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Wind Caves Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (23)

A short but steep trail with great views of cliffs, Logan Canyon, and the wind caves at the end.


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Point to Point

6,062' 1,848 m

High

5,068' 1,545 m

Low

995' 303 m

Up

1' 0 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the parking lot, the trail is easy to find and follow and it starts off with a pretty steady but easy incline. As the trail continues, certain sections are pretty steep.

The trail starts in a forest canopy but eventually leaves the canopy for a more exposed hillside and from this part you get great views of Logan Canyon and the cliffs that sit underneath the Crimson Trail.

As the trail continues, there are many spur trails but they are usually blocked off or it is easy to see the main trail. Be sure to stay on the main trail because spur trails sometimes lead to nowhere, or to somewhere that you don't want to go, or they just cause erosion on this extremely popular trail, which is discouraged.

As the trail gets closer to the top of the climb, it starts to level out and finishes out right on top of the wind caves, and it is just a short scramble to get down into the main cave, where you get the best views of Logan Canyon on the whole trail.

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Stephanie Reed

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  4.5 from 23 votes

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  4.5 from 23 votes
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#186

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Photos

Close to the beginning of the trail.
Mar 16, 2016 near North L…, UT
Wonderful foliage along the Wind Caves Trail
Aug 26, 2015 near North L…, UT
Shine from the Wind Caves Trail
Aug 26, 2015 near North L…, UT
A view into the wind caves from the entrance, with Logan Canyon showing down below
Aug 24, 2015 near North L…, UT
The Canyon
Aug 26, 2015 near North L…, UT
The Wind Caves Trail is beautiful in late spring.
Jun 19, 2017 near North L…, UT

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Aug 19, 2020
Jarem Vilez
Jul 6, 2020
Branden Hurst
4.2mi — 9h 30m
May 14, 2020
Sam Hartvigsen
Mar 21, 2020
Joseph States
mudy but passable. close to 200 people on trail today. still managed to keep social distance for the most part. 3.8mi — 11h 00m
Aug 25, 2019
Katie Rumora
5h 40m
Aug 11, 2019
Claudia Ki
Sep 1, 2018
Duayne Balls
Great destination 1.8mi
Aug 19, 2018
Matthew Wappett
1.8mi