Log Hollow Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Log Hollow Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kamas, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1794 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
5 months ago

Just as it shows on the map, this is only a loop if you walk about 0.8 miles along Highway 35 between the Nobletts Creek trailhead (which has a huge parking lot) and a smaller circular parking area down the road which is across from a gate to the "Dos Amigos Ranch" and the beginning of a short Forest Road. I did the loop counterclockwise, starting at the Nobletts Creek trailhead. You have to walk about .1 miles down the road to the other side of the creek (so that the creek is on your right) to get to the Log Hollow trail, which has a small sign. For a short while, you are along the creek, and there might even be a place where you could cross over to the Nobletts Creek trail. The first couple miles are pretty steep through the woods, and then you come out onto a dirt road running through a pretty meadow. After a short time on the road, there were 4 metal bins off to the left (troughs? -- you can actually see them on the satellite image maps), and a gate for the trail, kind of hidden in the trees. It would have been easy to miss it, and keep going down the road, which I think might connect up to Soapstone Basin. The gate is for hikers and trail bikes. I didn't see any trail bikes, but there are tire treads on the trail. After a bit, you get your only real scenic views of the whole hike, looking out to Timpanagos. The trail then winds down gradually through aspens until you hit the dirt road and eventually Highway 35.
This was a pleasant enough stroll through the woods, but considering how many hikes in the Uintas include spectacular views and idyllic, scenic lakes, I wouldn't rate this very high. And I'm not a fan of walking along highways. If you did it in the clockwise direction, you would have a more gradual ascent, but the views at the top would be behind you.

9 months ago