Hike to the Wind Caves, UT
Utah › Wind Caves Trailhead, Logan UT
Added by Chandler Schoonmaker
Distance: 7 miles roundtripElevation gain: 2300 ftSpectacular views of Logan CanyonCan be crowded on a weekendNo fee to park
Starting at an elevation of 5100 feet you gain 2300 feet in just 3.5 miles. As you drive up Logan Canyon you'll see the trailhead on the left side of the road, just after Guinavah-Malibu Campground. A fairly steep hike, but also very well maintained and marked trail will meet you at the trailhead.
The Wind Caves are probably the most popular hike in Northern Utah and for a good reason. As you can see in the pictures you can look out to Logan Canyon from the cave with a great view. If you look across the canyon you'll be able to see "China's Wall" which is way cool and you can also hike that.
Some very spectacular views can be seen from the caves and if you go at night you will see amazing views of the Milky Way. Hiking the Wind Caves at night can be dangerous if you're not prepared, make sure to bring the right gear you will need for a night hike if this is the route you go. The path is super well maintained so shouldn't be a problem to find at night and with lighting will be super visible!
- Hiking shoes
- Little snack
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Great Hike, But Often Crowded
I've done this hike at least three or four times a year for the past five years. It's a moderately strenuous hike that offers great views of the Bear River mountain range. The wind caves themselves are a great place to relax and admire the views, and offers great photography opportunities. If you're looking for solitude and a private cave, the wind caves are not the place for you. Regardless of season, the wind caves get anywhere from a handful of hikers to a bus-load on the trail every day because of the close proximity to Logan and Utah State University. For the best chance of a quiet hike, leave early in the morning or late in the evening. When there's a full moon this is a great trail for a night hike. Snowshoes usually aren't necessary because of how regularly this trail is used. Overall the wind caves are a great two hour hike if you're near Logan Canyon.
Just barely did this hike in January and it was a lot easier than I was expecting, even with all the snow. The views of Logan Canyon from the caves are just beautiful! And the Caves themselves are way cool and unique. Definitely do this!
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