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Hobbit Caves and Right Hand Fork Waterfall – Logan Canyon
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Overview
Location

Logan Canyon, Utah

Sights

Waterfall, Small Caves, Rock Climbing, Riverside Environment

Distance

Less than a quarter mile

Elevation Gain/Loss

Negligible

Time Required

15-45 minutes

Pets

On leash

Fees

No

Water Info

Lots

Best Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Sun Exposure

Very shaded

Trail Condition

Flat dirt path

Restrooms

At lodge campground

Visitor Center

At the mouth of Logan Canyon

Camping

Yes

Food

No

Driving Directions



The Trail:

This is an extremely easy and short hike in Logan Canyon that can be done by any person in any car. Round trip is not even a quarter mile. The area is affectionately called the Hobbit Caves by locals but is not well known out of the valley. It is named for a series of tiny caves that have several windows and a few connections. They are a child’s dream. To top it off there are large rock climbing routes, a small waterfall, and great fire rings and campsites. The caves are located at:

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Right hand fork is well signed and is about 7 miles above Logan in Logan Canyon. There is a great place to camp close to the trail called the Lodge Campground. It is very shaded and peaceful and a great place to stay if you come here.

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The trail head is located just off the main road in the middle of a free camp spot.

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I will not be making the coordinates public for this one but they will be available through insider. The caves are not hard to find and half the adventure is in the finding. There is a bridge that crosses the stream along the road into right hand fork.

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Immediately after the bridge you will go to the right. To the left are more great fire pits and camp spots. The trail is easy to follow and flat as it passes through the oak forest.

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There are also great views of some classic Logan Canyon limestone.

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Before reaching the caves there are a few good camp areas.

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Just above the caves are several popular rock climbing routes.

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Keep your eyes open. Deer often stay in the area like this young fawn we were fortunate to see.

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It will be obvious when you reach the caves. They are in a gorgeous green area almost completely in shade. While not big enough for an adult your kids will love it! Just be sure to watch them because some of the rocks are sharp.

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There are also a couple of skylights you can look down through.

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Right at the caves is an amazing place to have a fire and a picnic while you listen to the stream while your kids play.

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Just below the caves is the small 5 foot waterfall. You will easily find it since it is loud and runs year round. I love this area and had a lot of fun taking pictures from different angles. These photos were taken in early August when the high flow is long gone. It can be quite impressive in early summer. The pools at the base are also perfect to dip your feet in or let the kids play in.

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The Return:

The trail goes a little further past the caves but quickly ends at private property. Please respect their land. You will return to your car the same way you came in.

 


Personal Thoughts:

This area is pretty and peaceful. Its too easy to be considered exercise so don’t expect a big hike. This is definitely aimed more towards families where the kids can play in the caves and swim while the adults relax in the cool shade enjoying the scenery. I rate this a 5 but depending on your disposition this could be rated a lot higher and is certainly a hidden gem.

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About The Author
Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

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