Elevations

Each of these Elevations Coincide with the Maps Page.

Side note: Every graph and elevation profile is completely different in length and percent slope, so trails will appear to have a similar slope, but some will actually have a much steeper slope compared with their distance. Pay particular attention to the Range Totals above each graph.

1. Logan River Trail-Mill Hollow


 

On this trail you can see where Mill Hollow begins. It increasingly gets steeper, or more particularly at mile 2.5. It makes for some great downhill though. Toward the end of Mill Hollow it might get too steep to even pedal your bike. But it is worth it pushing it up the hill a little further. You also can just ride the Logan River part of it if you are not feeling up for a super big workout. You will also notice that the trail changes to a single track when Mill Hollow begins. Prior to this, the trail is about as wide as a four-wheeler or car.

2. Bonneville Shoreline Trail


 

This trail is very scenic. You can see the whole of Cache Valley from this trail. The base is made of gravel and can cause some sliding around if you are not careful. The trail is about as wide as a four-wheeler the whole way. You will often encounter runners and walkers on this trail, therefore be courteous. It starts by First Dam in Logan and ends at the mouth of Green Canyon, or you can take the route vice versa.

3. Green Canyon

 

Green Canyon has a complete single track trail system for the duration of the canyon and is a blast to ride down. It parallels the road for the most part, but there are parts were the canyon is slightly narrow where you have to ride on the road for a little bit before getting back on the trail again. Green Canyon is highly trafficked at all times of the year, and you will more than likely see quite a few people running, hiking or mountain biking just like yourself. Some people prefer to ride up the road and take the single track down, and there are others who’ll ride up the trail and back down again. They are both fun, just keep an eye out for others.

4. Dry Canyon


 

This trail is steep. You will know after just a few minutes that this might be more than you bargained for. The average slope is 16% and very consistent. You might be pushing your bike in places if you are riding up. There is another option though if you are more interested in down hill; you can take a vehicle (preferably a truck-something with four-wheel drive up the Cowley Canyon-Logan Peak trail that is labeled on #12, and from Logan Peak you can go down that way. Dry Canyon is quiet and you will more than likely not see any people. But is for extreme downhill, for someone with good technical skills.

5. Smithfield Canyon


 

Smithfield Canyon is very scenic and has a nice single track trail the whole way up after the road ends. The this trail starts down the road a ways but eventually switches over. The trail goes up to what is called The Grotto on topo maps, after which, it becomes wilderness, and bikes are not allowed. The trail does continue and will take you over to Tony Grove Lake. This might also be a good trail run if you are so inclined.

6. Jardine Juniper


 

Dubbed one of the must sees in Cache Valley, The Jardine Juniper has been determined to be over 1500 years old according to tree experts according to Michael S. Sweeney, in his book entitled Last Unspoiled Place, 2007. The book is all about Logan Canyon. The trail as a consequence of being so prominent is heavily trafficked at all times of the year. You’ll find people hiking, running, going on horseback, or mountain biking, or even on snowshoes or cross-country skis depending on the time of the year. Depending on your pace it can take anywhere between 4-5 hours round trip.

7. Blind Hollow


 

Blind Hollow is technical, simply said, and its name gives it away. In the middle of the summer the the grass grows tall and it is sometimes difficult to see more than a few feet in front of you as you make your quick descent. More than anything this trail makes you keep your senses focused at all times. This trail is for the more experienced, but you’ll even do well if you’ve been riding for a while. It provides for a good adrenaline rush.

8. White Pine Lake-Bunchgrass


 

This combination of trails is quite fun to ride but if you decide that you are going to do it. Make sure that you bring two vehicles to provide a shuttle for you. However you do it, you’ll need to leave one car at the bottom of the road that goes up to Tony Grove Lake, and the other at the top, by the lake. They charge a fee for parking so bring a few dollars for that. Make sure that you have your keys with you for the car at the bottom, else wise you’ll have to ride up the seven miles of road to Tony Grove to retrieve them from your other car. (Comes from Experience). The ride to White Pine Lake is very nice and is not too long. Take a break at the lake and enjoy the beauty of it there. Once you are ready to proceed get ready for a great downhill ride for about nine miles. In the middle of the decent you’ll have to go up hill for a little bit to go over a ridge and then you are on your way down. The trail comes out right above the parking lot where your car is at the bottom of the Tony Grove road.

9. Steam Mill


 

Steam Mill is more along the lines as an intermediate trail, and you can see some remnants of the old steam mill parts lying around. This trail is trafficked by hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers.

10. Stump Holl0w-Peter Sinks


 

If you are in for a short ride that returns you to your point of origin, ride up Stump Hollow and into Peter Sink to look around and head back out the same way. Stump Hollow is exhilarating and makes you stay on your toes because of all downed trees. The trail is smooth as you wind through the trees. If you are wanting a scenic route that takes you cross country bring a couple of vehicles and leave one at the starting point and one at the camping sites across from the entrance to Tony Grove. The downhill part on this is fun but is a four-wheeler trail so pick your line well.

11. Temple Fork-Willow Creek


 

The whole ascent is on a dirt road, and people will probably pass you in trucks, but the effort pays off for the downhill portion via Willow Creek. You’ll encounter a few gates. (Lift your bike over or open the gate, but remember to shut and lock it again.)

12. Cowley Canyon-Logan Peak


 

The downhill on this trail is amazing! If you want to and can get someone to do this for you, have them take you up all of the way to Logan Peak and let you bomb it down. But if you want a good workout, start riding up by Camp Lomia. The only possible downside to this whole trail is that it is a road. So if you strictly prefer a single track then this might not be the best for you. But, trading well over an hour of fast paced down hill is probably worth it.

13. Richards Hollow


 

Keep on your toes, this trail is rocky for a bit, but it is really quite enjoyable to ride. Bring an extra tube or two just in case for flats. Down hill on this trail is great too. You could take a vehicle up too through Herd Hollow or Cowley Canyon and just have this be a good downhill course.

14. Herd Hollow


 

Herd Hollow is a road for the whole time but has a great view for the duration of the ride.

15. Bonneville Shoreline Trail South


 

Once again, the Bonneville Shoreline Trial takes you past many towns in the valley. This one starts in Dry Canyon and heads south past Providence and Millville. Most of it heads along the Deer Fence, which separates the Forest Service land and public property.

 

 

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