Hiking Wind Cave Trail- Logan, Utah
Wind Cave Trail
Located in the beautiful Cache Valley, Wind Cave trail is a great day hike to a fascinating three arch cave. With views of the Wasatch Mountains to capture your attention on the 1.5 miles to the cave, you will hardly notice the 1,000 ft. climb!!
Entrance to Wind Cave
Cache Valley and the surrounding mountains are an outdoor adventurers dream come to true. With enough trails and national forest land to last a lifetime of exploring, there is no way to ever get bored. The city of Logan provides hotels and fine eating establishments if you don't want a break from the outdoors.
- To the east, lies the Wasatch range and the Wellsville Mountains lie to the west.
- Most of the land is part of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
- Logan is the largest city in the area with a population of 49,000.
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
- The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is comprised of 2,169,596 acres.
- It also contains half a million acres of wilderness area.
- The forest covers land in Utah and Idaho.
- There are multiple forms of recreational activities including water sports, winter activities, and other types of outdoor opportunities.
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Website
Mount Naomi Wilderness Website
Mount Naomi Wilderness
- The Mount Naomi Wilderness consists of 44,964 acres of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
- The largest summit is Mt. Naomi summit which reaches 9,980 ft.
- There are many great alpine views in the region that can be seen from various trail in the area.
- Wildlife including moose, deer, and elk abound in the wilderness.
Why Visit Wind Cave?
- Beautiful scenic views of the Wasatch Mountains
- Close to Logan, UT
- Three arch cave in limestone outcropping
- Only 3 miles round trip
Wind Cave Trail Head
- Wind Cave is located in the Mount Naomi Wilderness.
- The Wind Cave trail head is about 5 miles north of Logan.
- It's right off Highway 89, otherwise known as the Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway.
- There is a parking lot on the left side of the highway.
- It's directly after a sign for the Guinavah-Malibu Campground where the trail head is located.
Wind Cave Map
Wind Cave Trail General Information
Moderate- 3 miles round trip
View of mountains, three arch cave
Have you visited Logan, UT before?
Wind Cave Preparation
- While the hike to Wind Cave is not very long, it is quite steep.
- There is an elevation gain of about 1,000 ft.
- Be prepared, especially during the summer.
- Wear sturdy shoes.
- Bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen.
Other Caves on Trail
Inside Wind Cave
Hiking Wind Cave Trail
- While the trail is steep, it is short so it makes for a great day hike.
- My husband and I went on a July Sunday afternoon with our dogs. Dogs are allowed on national forest lands as long as they are leashed.
- Summers are warm in the area, but there is enough shade on the trail to cool off.
- The views were fantastic!!
- The cave itself was something! It was nice and cool and made for a great place to take a snack break.
My husband and I recently moved to Logan and have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local area. We aren't used to living so close to the mountains, and it still feels like quite the treat when we only have to drive a few miles down the road to see amazing sights. So far Wind Cave is one of my favorites. It was a great work out, and we got to see some spectacular views of the Wasatch Mountains. Even though it does get up into the 90s during the summer months, it always feel great in the shade. Also, the inside of the cave felt wonderful even during the middle part of the afternoon.
After you're done, head back to Logan for a bite to eat. There are multiple restaurants of varying ethnic backgrounds. This makes for a great day trip. Enjoy!!
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