Logan River Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Logan, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
We were visiting Utah for a pickleball tournament and the Logan River trails were recommended as a great place to find some hiking ventures. This trail did not disappoint! It is a total of a little over 6.5 miles if you take the lookout turn off (can't remember the name of it). Such beautiful scenery and you really are hiking on the side of a mountain! The trail is fairly easy as far as navigation and ruggedness. Most of the trail is well marked and maintained until you hit the "less kept" portion about 1/2 way in. This is more of a typical hiking trail with rocks, uphill climbs, narrower path, etc. I cannot emphasize enough the beauty of this hike! Until the veer into the mountain, you are walking right beside of the river. So serene and relaxing. Would be a great place to stop and have a picnic or read a book by the flowing river. Definitely recommend if you are in the area!
Great trail for walking - definitely not that difficult. We had 20+ youth so this was a good choice.
Tips for Out of town visitors or joggers:
I ran this trail this morning. I'm not an experienced trail runner but I needed somewhere to do a longer marathon training run, found this one through AllTrails. Ran it out and back twice. It has much more uphill segments than advertised-- probably doesn't make much of a difference if you're walking it, but you'll certainly notice if you're running. Good practice for a downhill race on the way back though!
Also if you're from out of town and were confused as to where the trail head is, Google Maps tells you the River trail is on the golf course near Providence. There is a ~1 mile trail (I think it's actually cement) that is also called the Logan River Trail, sometimes called the Logan River Walk Trail. If you are looking for the trail you are on this page for, it starts just a few miles after the mouth of the canyon.
Also, if you use Google Maps from the location on this website it almost takes you to the right parking spot, but most people on the trail were coming from the next parking area by the "Cache Valley" sign. Park there, and the gate to the trail is just across the street. If you do park at the location this website provides, it will bring you to a parking area with a nearby sign for the Logan River. There is an asphalt beginning of trail that starts at Ray Hugie Hydro Park. Following that path for about a mile (has a big hill if you're running) and you will connect to this trail just after the bridge.
Hope this answers someone's question as I spent far too much time trying to figure out what trail this really was and where to go!
Great to go run or bike but if you want to hike, don't waste your time! It was a long boring trail for me! Go up the canyon more and do the wind caves instead!
Great trail for family's . My hubby and I took our 9 month old in her stroller and we did most of the trail pretty easy in about 2 hours !
Real mellow trail up to second dam. Pretty crowded but usually pretty cool in temp.
18 family members enjoyed this hike. ages ranging from 3 to 58. the boulders were a challenge but we'll worth the hike.
It's an easy hike/jog/biking. The first bit of the trail from parking is really gravely and rocky, if you run in five-fingers / minimalist shoes it's a little precarious at this point. It's also a well traveled, BUSY trail with lots of bicycles and people with dogs OFF their leashes. Perfect afternoon hike with lots of tree cover and the river right next to the trail
It was a great morning walking this pleasant trail. It's a pretty basic nature walk, not much of a workout.
Was nice and relaxing. Windy today, but great for a good walk with the pups.