The Hobbit Caves are some small kid-size caves and a beautiful waterfall that are only a two-minute hike in Logan Canyon. It is shady and is great to do anytime of day.
The trail begins 0.4 on the turn out to Right Hand Fork. (Link to Google Map).
You will pass a couple cabins and then there will be a pullout on the right for about five cars. Walk to the back of the pullout (closest to return to U.S.89).
There are three paths to get down to the visible waterfall all within about 12 feet. The easier paths are further from the lot. it is very short to hike down to the waterfall. There is a plank bridge to cross the stream. Here is the view standing on the road looking towards the cave and then the reverse, standing by the cave, looking back at the road.
The walkway was stable, but if you fell, you would just get wet. Maybe in the spring there is more water, but this time of year (late July) it isn’t deep.
The waterfall is small, but beautiful!
Here is one with a longer exposure.
The first two caves are visible from the road.
One is very small, maybe for a toddler. The second one I could stand in. If you look up in that one you can see the sky.
You can easily walk up there and peek down. Here my daughter and I swapped places.
Just around the corner to the right, there are more caves.
Kids, especially toddlers and preschoolers will loves exploring these little caves! This is a short detour on your way to Bear Lake and nearby Utah State for Aggie Ice Cream!
Here is one more of the waterfall you’ll pass on your way back to the car!
Distance – 0.1 miles roundtrip
Approximate hiking time – 5-15 minutes
Elevation gain – 10 feet
Difficulty – Easy (there is a tiny scramble)
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – None
Seasons to hike – March-November
Permit Needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes