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Limber Pine Trail – Logan Canyon
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Overview
Location

Logan Canyon near Garden City

Sights

Bear Lake, Forest, a Huge Limber Pine

Distance

1.57 Miles Round Trip

Parking Lot Elevation

7774

Summit Elevation

7970

Elevation Gain/Loss

331 Feet Total Ascent

Time Required

1-2 Hours

Pets

Yes

Fees

No

Water Info

None

Best Season

Summer, Fall

Trail Condition

Wide Dirt Path

Restrooms

Vault Toilet at Trail Head

Visitor Center

No

Camping

Nearby

Food

No

GPS Coordinates:

Trail Head:41.92488N, 111.47148W

Trail Map



Driving Directions



The Trail:

The Limber Pine Trail is located in Logan Canyon right at the summit near Bear Lake. Its a great way to spend an hour. If you really took your time it might take two. This is an easy and pretty nature trail will several interpretive signs showing how the forest works. There is a signed parking area with an outhouse.

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At the trail head is a nice sign explaining what the Clark’s Nutcracker does in the forest. I saw several of these on the hike.

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The trail immediately starts to gently climb through thick pine trees. It is beautiful!

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There were several kinds of wildflowers out. I particularly loved these.

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Once you leave the trees there is a great view of Bear Lake to the east.

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The trail stays open for a while. This is a great spot to spot birds.

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The trail then enters an aspen forest.

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You will soon be at the Limber Pine the trail is named for. This tree is huge! It is actually several trees grown together over time. Its was really cool to see. Estimates are it is over 2500 years old.

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Here is a picture with my wife to show how large this tree really is.

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Keep heading past the tree to finish the loop. You will be in more thick pines.

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There are pretty views to the north of the sinks area and Beaver Mountain.

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There are several benches along the way if you need a rest.

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There was also one really crazy tree trunk right on the trail I thought was cool. After this tree you will soon be back to your car.

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The Return: 

This is a loop hike so no return is neccesary

Personal Thoughts:

This is a great little hike that could be done in under an hour making a great break for any drive through Logan Canyon or a great way to escape the Bear Lake heat. Its a mostly shaded and relaxing trail.

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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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