Blacksmith Canyon Left Hand Fork Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Blacksmith Canyon Left Hand Fork Trail is a 24.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Logan, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
24.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,020 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

fishing

nature trips

off road driving

views

1 month ago

Took our RZR through here and up to Old Ephraims Grave. There was mild utv traffic, otherwise smooth trail.

off road driving
2 months ago

Great little trail. We traveled on ATV and passed Friendship and Spring campgrounds. We saw the waterfall. I imagine it is a lot better in the spring when there is more water, but still a pretty view. We continued on past the waterfall for several more miles. Eventually it started getting very rocky. At one point, we turned around because it just got way to gnarly for us. The whole trail was moderate until that point. According to my app, from the parking lot to when we turned around was about 10 miles (20 round trip).

off road driving
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

In and out through the trees, a few puddles to splash through. It's an easy drive except for the mosquitos.

off road driving
Monday, June 19, 2017

Some really cool tree covered areas! Also some really dull open plains with nothing to look at. All in all was still a fun trail

hiking
Friday, July 29, 2016

There are two trails in the Left hand fork of the Blacksmith Fork Canyon. The first one you come to is about a mile and a half up the road after you turn off of the main highway. The trail is Latham hollow. There is no sign there but the trail follows a ATV trail off to the left of a large clearing area near a wide swimming hole in the creek. This is a great hike and is mostly shady with beautiful views and thimble berries to munch on during August! The next trail is about 4 miles further up the road from the Latham Hollow Trail head just past the Friendship campground. It is the Richards Hollow Trail head and there is a sign by the trailhead. The trail to the waterfall is about 1 1/2 miles from the parking area...so about a 3 mile round-trip. I would call it a moderate trail with a few steep spots but mostly a gradual climb.
The Richard Hollow Trail is best done in the spring, May or June to get the best effect from the waterfall. On July 29 of 2016 there was still water but it was reduced to a trickle with water in the creek only about a half mile below the waterfall.

off road driving
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

off road driving
Thursday, June 19, 2014