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Hike to the Wind Caves, UT

Logan, Utah

4.5/5
based on 10 reviews

Details

Distance

3.7 miles

Elevation Gain

1000 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Chandler Schoonmaker

Enjoy spectacular views of Logan Canyon on this 3.7-mile hike. It can be crowded on a weekend, so best to get there early. No fee to park.

As you drive up Logan Canyon, you'll see the trailhead on the left side of the road, just after Guinavah-Malibu Campground. It's a fairly steep hike, but also very well maintained.

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 the China Wall, a mile-long wall of limestone that is way cool and you can also hike parts of 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 so be sure to bring headlamps and flashlights if this is the route you go. With lighting, the path will be super visible!

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Features

Chillin
Camping
Photography
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

Logan is a beautiful area and this hike does not disappoint. Parking is easy at the trail head right off the roadway. Trail is in great condition and well traveled so that I didn’t feel worried while hiking alone. And the views...amazing!

Really popular hike! If you’re interested in going off trails and doing some amateur climbing to get to the top it’s worth your while πŸ‘πŸ»

We visited in the winter and snowshoed in. There were great ice formations inside the caves. Very beautiful! I want to visit again in the summer, although I hear it is pretty busy.

I hike this trail at least 5 times while it's nice out. It's absolutely beautiful in the fall as the leaves are changing. The view from up top is great.

Went for my first time and have to say it was beautiful. A lot of great photography moments. Very relaxing and great for the whole family.

This is a fun easy hike. I went with a friend and it was her first time, we had a blast!

The wind caves werent as cool as I thought they would be.

A little longer than I expected. This is one of the must do hikes for Utah State University students. Its a beautiful hike and the cave is awesome. A little damaged, but awesome.

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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