Riverside Nature Trail, Logan Canyon, Ut

Riverside Nature Trail, Logan Canyon, Ut

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RiversidenaturetrailWith all our camping trip this summer, we are quite behind on our hiking posts. This trail, which we posted last year, is such an awesome hike that we did it again this past May. I wanted to make sure to post again with a bit more details for families (rather than just our story of the hike) so that I could add it to our Utah Hike List, even though the Riverside Nature Trail is no secret to locals. It was actually the first hike we did in Logan just over a year ago. It was beautiful then and is beautiful now.

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We started our hike at the Spring Hollow campground parking area. It is free to park here, but we did not realize that last year (so we parked on the street) as the sign is a bit confusing. From the parking area, you head east, crossing over some small bridges until you come to the trail head on your left. The hike is not 100% toddler friendly in that there are some areas with where the trail is fairly narrow (with some drop-off) and areas where you are pretty close to water. However, if you keep your toddler at arms reach, it provides a nice hike with slight elevation gain to challenge your little one’s hiking skill. Sprout hiked about a mile of the trail (which is the point at which we stopped for lunch) by herself. We found the water and wildflowers helped keep her interested. Sprout hiked about a mile of the trail (which is the point at which we stopped for lunch) by herself.

 

Exploring the tall grasses at our lunch spot.
Exploring the tall grasses at our lunch spot.
Plaques along the trail give descriptions of the trail's natural features.
Plaques along the trail give descriptions of the trail’s natural features.
Late May wildflowers.
Late May wildflowers.

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