• Activities:

    Chillin, Camping, Photography, Snowshoeing, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Distance: 7 miles roundtrip. Elevation gain: 2300 ft. Spectacular views of Logan Canyon. Can be crowded on a weekend. No fee to park.

Starting at an elevation of 5100 feet you gain 2300 feet in just 3.5 miles. As you drive up Logan Canyon you'll see the trailhead on the left side of the road, just after Guinavah-Malibu Campground. A fairly steep hike, but also very well maintained and marked trail will meet you at the trailhead.

The Wind Caves are probably the most popular hike in Northern Utah and for a good reason. As you can see in the pictures you can look out to Logan Canyon from the cave with a great view. If you look across the canyon you'll be able to see "China's Wall" which is way cool and you can also hike that.

Some very spectacular views can be seen from the caves and if you go at night you will see amazing views of the Milky Way. Hiking the Wind Caves at night can be dangerous if you're not prepared, make sure to bring the right gear you will need for a night hike if this is the route you go. The path is super well maintained so shouldn't be a problem to find at night and with lighting will be super visible!

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Little snack
  • Headlamp
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We visited in the winter and snowshoed in. There were great ice formations inside the caves. Very beautiful! I want to visit again in the summer, although I hear it is pretty busy.

8 months ago
8 months ago

I hike this trail at least 5 times while it's nice out. It's absolutely beautiful in the fall as the leaves are changing. The view from up top is great.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Went for my first time and have to say it was beautiful. A lot of great photography moments. Very relaxing and great for the whole family.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

This is a fun easy hike. I went with a friend and it was her first time, we had a blast!

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

The wind caves werent as cool as I thought they would be.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

A little longer than I expected. This is one of the must do hikes for Utah State University students. Its a beautiful hike and the cave is awesome. A little damaged, but awesome.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

I've done this hike at least three or four times a year for the past five years. It's a moderately strenuous hike that offers great views of the Bear River mountain range. The wind caves themselves are a great place to relax and admire the views, and offers great photography opportunities. If you're looking for solitude and a private cave, the wind caves are not the place for you. Regardless of season, the wind caves get anywhere from a handful of hikers to a bus-load on the trail every day because of the close proximity to Logan and Utah State University. For the best chance of a quiet hike, leave early in the morning or late in the evening. When there's a full moon this is a great trail for a night hike. Snowshoes usually aren't necessary because of how regularly this trail is used. Overall the wind caves are a great two hour hike if you're near Logan Canyon.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

Just barely did this hike in January and it was a lot easier than I was expecting, even with all the snow. The views of Logan Canyon from the caves are just beautiful! And the Caves themselves are way cool and unique. Definitely do this!

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

Chandler Schoonmaker

19 year old photographer/videographer.

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