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The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the 12 National Forests in the Intermountain Region as well as one of the urban National Forests in the Forest Service System. It covers an area that includes northern and north-central Utah, and southwestern Wyoming. This area also includes the larges population center within the State of Utah, which is known as the Wasatch Front. The Forest is heavily influenced and impacted from over a million people living in close proximity. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest has a net acreage of 2,169,596 acres. It is divided into seven Ranger Districts: Salt Lake, Kamas/Heber, Ogden, Pleasant Grove, Spanish Fork, and Logan in Utah; and Evanston/Mountain View in Wyoming. Scenic beauty on the Forest offers unlimited recreational opportunities throughout the year. Whether you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, horseback riding, etc., you can find the recreational experience you are seeking. Because of the abundance of recreation opportunities and the large urban population along the Wasatch Front, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the most heavily visited in the entire National Forest System.

As mentioned, this is a heavily trafficked trail. When we did this trail on 26 June 2017 there was probably over a 100 people we saw on the trail including a large group of kids from a nearby camp. Not a trail for solitude.

The "trail" gets pretty hairy if you actually want to see the falls at the top. The water is very cold but the view is worth it.

A little more challenging of a climb than expected but great trail!

trail running
12 hours ago

I ran this out and back in about 2.5 hours. It was a Friday evening and I only saw a few people the whole time which is nice. The wildflowers are great as you begin to climb and the view is nice at the top! The parking on Killyon Lane is 0.5-0.75 miles from the trail, so plan for that.

The gate up the rest of the canyon does not open until July 1st. It's over 3 miles up the road past the gate to get to the trail head. This is also true to get to Dog Lake Trail head on this side.

Beautiful night hike! Dragonflies were dancing all around us in the rocks of the overlook!

Best hike in Logan Canyon

There are 4 trailheads starting from the bottom of Millcreek Canyon Road and heading up from which this trail can be accessed from: Rattlesnake Gulch, Church Fork, Burch Hollow, and Mount Aire.

I read on here that starting from Rattlesnake is quite steep and not very scenic. Since I started the hike quite late in the evening (7:30PM or so) I wanted something that I could easily do in and out. So I started from Church Fork. Immediately you are placed in a very pretty trail, with lots of trees and greenery. There is a waterfall at the trailhead which is cool too. Again, almost immediately you get amazing panoramic views of Millcreek Canyon.

I hiked from Church Fork to Burch Hollow. It is 1.6 miles, plus 1.6 miles back. Super easy, not steep at all, most people and kids could do it. I would have liked a bit more of a "hike", it felt more like a nature walk. Lots of people trail running and mountain biking. Dogs are allowed.

What's nice is you can do the trail in sections. Since the sun was going down, I only did one small portion. I would like to try another section of the trail very soon. Also, Grandeur Peak can be accessed from the Church Fork trailhead. I would like to try that as well. Supposedly it's a hard hike.

A lot steeper than I thought it would be!