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Wind Cave

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One of the coolest sights in Logan Canyon is the Wind Cave. Contrary to what the name suggests, this formation was created by water erosion, not the wind. This trail is steep and mostly exposed with some drop-offs near the cave. I saw some kids on the trail and took my eleven year old with me, but it’s a tougher hike.

The trail begins 4.6 miles up Logan Canyon.

Much of the trail goes along the hillside with tall grasses, but as you get higher there are short areas of shade.

We hiked this on our way home from from Bear Lake, so we were hiking in the heat of the day and it’s mostly exposed. It’s fairly steep, so we were grateful for the pockets of shade to rest. We could often look out at the beautiful canyon while we rested.

The trail keeps switchbacking up the hill.

As you are hiking, there is one chance to see the Wind Cave from below. This photo is zoomed in, so you aren’t actually that close yet.

Along the canyon walls at the top there are other sections of limestone that are wearing away.

When you are nearly there there is a little trail off to the left. You do not need to take this at all, but can if you want to get a view across at the Wind Cave. You can see the larger cave to the left and a small one to the right.

To get inside the cave continue straight to the end of the path. If you get to this part, look for the path just on the right side of the greenery on the right side of the hole.

As you come around you see the back side of the Wind Cave.

Walk down into the cave and look up through that top hole.

The cave looks awesome from every angle.

Logan Canyon makes a beautiful view!

The little cave further in is a lot smaller. Here is also another view of the big holes in the back of the larger cave.

There weren’t too many wildflowers on this trail, but there were some very pretty ones!

Here’s one more looking out the front of the cave.

Other nearby hikes are the Hobbit Caves and Right Hand Fork Waterfall and Tony Grove Lake. You could also head up to Bear Lake or just to the nearby Utah State Aggie Creamery for ice cream.


Distance – 4.0 miles roundtrip
Approximate hiking time – 2-3 hours
Elevation gain – 1,905 feet
Difficulty – Moderate (on more difficult side)
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – None
Seasons to hike – March-November
Permit Needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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