Hike to the Wind Caves, UT

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Distance

3.7 miles

Elevation Gain

1000 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

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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Trailblazer

about 5 years ago

Not what I expected

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

Trailblazer

over 5 years ago

Good quick hike!

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.

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.

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