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2 days ago

Nice uphill climb and easy wide trail. Love the waterfalls and creek. Great walk. Lots of bikers.

2 days ago

We made it to the overlook point and had lunch. I would suspect this hike is really hot during summer. We went when it was a little windy to keep cool.

Is very scenic and awesome to climb with friends ...but climb with caution , very steep hill sides

Nice hike with spectacular views. Very narrow in parts and can be muddy which sucks going down.

Used Adam's Canyon Trail to get to Adam's Cabin Trail. Very difficult to get to Cabin Trail from Waterfall (Canyon) Trail. We enjoyed the challenge of it as we found ourselves in the middle of nowhere. Near the cabin the trail is covered by snow but we were able to use a previous hiker's footprints. Definitely will do it again but will use Adam's Cabin Trail. Missed the waterfall due to high water.

5 days ago

Failed hike
4/20/18 The road leading up in the shadow of the hill had snow on the road. The snow made 6-8" high speed bumps which, because of my clearance and the grade of the hill, my Honda Accord would not make it. We nearly got stuck after driving 3.5 hours to get to that point from Idaho Falls, Idaho.
The road conditions past where we were did not get any better. I got out to see if it would be worth getting stuck, but sheets of ice and ruts of snow greater than 8" high was enough to make the choice for me.
We could have probably walked 5 mi up the road (from the overlook at 41.876205, -111.572547) to the trail head, but we ended up going to the Wind Cave closer to Logan which was pretty great and doable with the remaining daylight.

5 days ago

Did not have to walk in the water in the first 10 minutes.
No snow on 4/20/18, a slight breeze, very pleasant weather! I suggest you start at least mid day, that way the wind cave wont be in the shadow of the hill its on. Better lighting for better pictures. This is a unique, natural formation; it is a nice reward for the hike.
This is very doable, don't let the elevation gain per mile scare you off. We saw parents with kids and a dog, old people trail running, and some parents packing a baby up. This is great for anyone. If I lived in Logan, I would be here quite a bit.

5 days ago

Good hike, love it.

Hiked this on Thursday. Excellent hike as always, used to do it all the time in the summer. I suggest to take a friend, spikes or a ski pole still, after the bridge it's snowy and slick, especially coming down. Still a beautiful hike.

Beautiful hike and the caves are amazing. So cool with great views.

once you turn off the Indian trail and head South (not marked) you pretty much are going up, up and up. The valley is peaceful and you won't pass any other hikers. Lots of animal tracks in the mud and snow once you are in the canyon. Totally worth doing, but be prepared to climb.

10 days ago

Pretty hike. Incline the whole way up, crossed the creek three or four times. The trail is marked pretty good until last part (last sign reads upper Taylor canyon) after that you follow the trail up. I followed the trail up but there was a fork in the path and I went left instead of right and it took me toward the overlook, so I didn’t see a waterfall at the end but I saw a gorgeous canyon view. It was beautiful but kind of scary since I went on a super windy day and I was up pretty high, lol :)

11 days ago

Great trail! We didn't quite make it to the end, due to the ground getting pretty soft and unstable, but others did it! It is possible! Wonderful canyon hike to get away from civilization.

hiked today, very hard hike. Bring hiking cleats for the last mile, lots of slush and mud. Cabin is still in good condition, bring a pen for the log book.

Very steep!!! Amazing trail with no one on it. I nearly got lost near the top because it was still all snow and there were no foot prints. Had to use spikes for the last half mile. My pup and I loved it. Such a workout! The cabin itself was super creepy but then again it was in the clouds and my dog and I were the only ones up there.

22 days ago

Written from inside the cave.

Up here in the wind caves, if you sit inside, it's like you’re sitting in a big ear. You sit and listen with more power than normal human hearing because the rock interior gathers a large quantity of sound and funnels it down toward you.You hear the hum of the valley. Mostly the hum of humans. An airplane up overhead, a semi truck on the highway far below. But overall the sound that you hear is the wind... and the water; the forces that created these strange rock formations and this valley. You’re reminded that while humans are a force, nature is a much more powerful force. Out here you feel like just another living thing among the living things. You feel small.Your wants and worries feel insignificant. All you need is food, water, and shelter. You don’t hear people clamoring for an iPhone X or a new pair of Jordans. You don’t hear people moving to an affluent neighborhood or networking. You don't hear the "ding!" of a notification on your phone. You don’t hear people stunting on one another. A mountain lion could remove you from this life in the next twenty minutes. You’re listening for his silent footsteps through the brush. There isn’t time to dwell on much of anything. There’s only time to feel the rawness and realness of being just a human.

What a great hike! Beautiful scenery all around.

Good hike, but not really too pretty. I’m sure in the fall it would be more beautiful.

25 days ago

Good leg burner to start the Spring with.

A great hike all year round. I especially enjoy snowshoeing on this trail. There is enough elevation gain at a gradual grade, that makes for a good cardio workout. I always bring at least a liter of water, wear sunglasses, head covering and I pack a snack and a light weight shell to protect from the wind.

The switchbacks are shaded, but the summit is exposed to the sun and wind. Excellent 360 degree panoramic views of Ogden Valley, Mt. Ogden, Ben Lomond and the Great Salt Lake.

Great trail. Steep but worth it!

1 month ago

My husband and I did this hike with my little sister on March 4. There was a decent amount of snow, but my little sister made it without spikes or snowshoes. We only went in about 1.5 miles before turning around.

Hiked this on the morning of March 3 after a decent snow shower the night before. My husband and I had microspikes but you could probably make it up with just decent hiking shoes. The sky threatened more snow, but the dry weather held out.

1 month ago

this trail is not heavily trafficked and most traffic is going to the waterfall, which forks to the left about a mile in. The terrain changes multiple times, and rates from difficult to moderate. There are gorgeous valleys on the way filled with flowers and stream crossing. My 8 year old made it about 4 miles up, and back with several breaks so you can take younger kids. We also always see wildlife, including rubber boas. Be ready to herd cattle out of your way here and there.

1 month ago

Loved the deep wooded area at the beginning and then the wide open bowls with super lush wild flowers, many beaver dams, small waterfalls and steep hiking up to the lake which was full of salamanders.

The terrain on this hike was so interesting. The limestone made interesting landforms. There were also some springs coming out of the mountain.

Camping under mount Magog in the wildflowers was awesome! The lake is pretty neat and we saw some deer at dusk. Lots of good campsites, had no trouble finding one in July.

Snow packed and ice covered trails. Ice trekkers are a must right now on the trail. I only went to were South Skyline Trail loops, then the snow wasn’t packed down and snowshoes were needed.

This trail is quite the hike up and has beautiful views.

Very pretty! This hike will get you breathing, but it’s not hard. Mostly dry, but there was a bit of mud towards the top. The cave itself kind of freaked me out with how slanted it was.

My Strava recording said it was 4.0 miles, 1204 elevation and it took 1 hour 23 mins.

2 months ago

We hiked this trail the other day. It was beautiful, especially in this unusually warm weather we’ve been having. Very little mud. Definitely worth it. We took our roommates’ pup and he had a blast!

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